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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeleivable value for money, 26 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Storage Options 53511 Scroll Essential 7 Inch Android 2.3 Touch-Screen Tablet PC with USB, HDMI, Wi-Fi Connectivity (7 Inch External USB Keyboard in Leatherette Case Available Separately) (Personal Computers)
Bought this for my daughter for Xmas and she loves it (she's 14), if you purchased this 6 months ago it would have been yhe best part of £500 thats how quickly technologies moving and prices are dropping. She uses it mainly for facebook and twitter although she does go on youtube too with no problems after downloading a Ap recommended on the Tablet. Obviously only a day in but it feels very durable, the battery life too hasn't been tested so I'll update in a month, for £70 I have no problem recomending this.
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2011 10:10:16 GMT
I too am considering this for my 13 year old son but am hesitant because I have read that it doesn't and can't support flash which I believe means a lot of games won't be available to him. Any thoughts?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2011 11:34:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2011 11:36:04 GMT
Really can't say, it really is being used for Witter and facebook mainly although I've read reviews which state it is no good because it doesn't support flash therefore you can't watch anything on youtube which is untrue. Please don't buy it on the back of my review but investigate further. Regards

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2011 18:21:49 GMT
Simon says:
It does support flash as its Android2.3 so IPLAYER and the like work
One thing it does NOT support is ANDROID MARKET PLACE so trying to download any apps is useless, if you do find a link to an app, you are directed to the market place and marketplace wont interact with the scroll
Bit like having an Ipad.... and not being able to use the I store... dont buy it, buy a brick and throw that at the wall.... it will be cheaper!!
And yes i have had mine 2 days and installed...... 3 apps, a mate has another brand and was up and running in 30 mins via the Andriod market place

Posted on 31 Dec 2011 13:00:10 GMT
"QuickBrew" says:
Although this link is for the scroll excel, the information given is very comprehensive and some will be just as relevant for the scroll essentials. copy this address to your browser to read a very full review:
https://forums.ebuyer.com/showthread.php?75297-Storage-Options-Scroll-Excel-3D-7-quot-Tablet-review&p=1330939#post1330939

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2012 11:56:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2012 11:57:29 GMT
Although android 2.3, it will definitely Not support flash! You can watch YouTube, but any of the movie apps you try will tell you to install flash... Personally, I blame google/adobe rather than the tablet. There are plenty of other android markets, so lack of 'official' market is just a bit of a nuisance. I did manage to download flash lite and then flash 10.1, but guess there's something in the hardware preventing them from working. This is Scroll Essentials - if you really need flash player get Scroll Excel, but be warned its around double the price of Essentials - albeit a much better tablet...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2012 19:02:34 GMT
N. Kelly says:
Hi - I do not have one of these but I did read the replies to the one star review (which was deemed unfair) and two people there describe how to get Android Marketplace loaded onto this device. Sounds very straightforward.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2012 22:50:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2012 23:39:35 GMT
"QuickBrew" says:
Hello N Kelly,

Yes the Scroll essentials comes with a market widget.
To access it you do a long-press on the screen and another window (widgets) will open up. Choose the widget for Market and hey presto you can acces the Android market.

Alternatively you can open a google account (which is free) make up your Gmail address and the register with Android market which can then be downloaded on to your Scroll.

You need to be aware though that Google do not approve this tablet and so have not issued an official license for the Scroll so you may find that some apps don't work exactly right when you try them. Best to download free versions first (with adverts) and if they work OK then you can safely buy the paid for version of the app (without adverts).

Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2012 22:55:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2012 23:11:18 GMT
"QuickBrew" says:
Hi Elle,
I did exactly the same as you with the different flash versions. 10.1 appears to load Ok but does not work. Officialy the Scroll Essentials does not support Flash at the hardware level despite Android 2.3 doing so. This is due to the Arm 11 processor only having a v6 core. I wrote to Storage Options about this and they wrote this:
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Unofficially a workaround may or may not work
The skyfire android browser download (see their site <https://market.android.com/details?id=com.skyfire.browser&hl=en>) they convert the flash video to a compressed form on their servers in USA.
You get 3 days free to check out the performance of skyfire, if your happy with it then buy lifetime support for US$3

Just go to iplayer select a tv show to watch, when iplayer says "you need to download flash" you click on the skyfire "analyse video" button then you download the special skyfire version from skyfire.
It takes a bit longer to download, not much, but works ok (every 5-10 mins a short pause as the video updates) but it's fine to watch (or listen ) to a full BBC iplayer program on the scroll
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NOTE: I didn't try this as my Scroll Essentials had a faulty USB and I sent it back. Also I don't fancy the Skyfire internet lag having to use a server in the USA to stream the content back to the UK. I don't know if anyone else has tried this successfully on the Scroll essentials but I wouldn't hold my breath?
I have ordered the Scroll Excell which has the A8 Cortex processor and is fully compatible with flash and comes with a BBCi player app preloaded.

Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2012 23:14:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2012 23:19:27 GMT
"QuickBrew" says:
According to Storage options who market the Scroll Essentials it does not support flash at the hardware level - so no BBCi player or animated web pages. If you want this then you need to buy the Scroll Excell with the higher specification and a much higher price tag but still a bargain.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2012 23:18:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2012 23:41:17 GMT
"QuickBrew" says:
Sorry Simon you are wrong. Things are the other way round. The Scroll Essentials Hardware does not support Flash but you can access the Android Market on it using the preloaded Market widget. You can also sign up with Google to create an acount and log into that on the Scroll to access the Market.
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