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User Rank: Ninja
12/16/2013 | 10:03:12 PM
Locking down android
The biggest problem I have with Google tablets is its continual locking down of Android so it can be sold as proprietary. Case in point the inability to install apps by default to an SD card and the inability to customize w/o voiding the warranty by rooting the phone/tablet.
User Rank: Apprentice
12/11/2013 | 5:29:11 AM
New Pipo Pro-Series also offers a Solid "Best Buy"

Two new tablets with premium features are the Pipo M7 Pro ($255) 8.9 inch tablet and the Pipo M9 Pro ($284) full size 10.1" tablet and both offer 1900×1200 screen resolution (Samsung PLS display), Quad core performance (1.6 GHz) - 2GB, built-in GPS navigation, Dual Band WiFi (2.4/5.0 GHz), MicroSD slot, two MicroUSB ports, HDMI, Android 4.2.2 with an upgrade available soon for Android 4.4 Kit Kat, and an option to run standard Android O/S or a multimedia User Interface that makes the Android experience much more intuitive and easier to use.

Both models also offer 3G HSPA+ editions for roughly $30 more - which is an impressive deal since most 3G/4G tablets typically run $100 more -- and offer  a built-in SIM slot; and can be easily added to any wireless plan through most GSM carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Straight Talk Wireless (with provides service through AT&T)

Plus the Pipo M9 Pro -3G edition now offers Voice Calling capability and works well with Bluetooth headsets for phone calls -- All other major brand devices with 3G/4G, including iPad and Nexus products, only feature Data Internet and none offer Voice calling capability.

One U.S.source the Pipo Pro series is available through is -- TabletSprint -- which also adds in $25 in Bonus Apps with each tablet, plus features a promotion for free monthly 4G access, with 500MB of data at no charge every month.
User Rank: Apprentice
12/11/2013 | 12:53:27 AM
Re: Manufacturer additions
Well, it all depends on requirement. Companies cannot do anything.

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Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
12/10/2013 | 4:12:10 PM
Manufacturer additions
Why do manufacturers even bother with altering Android? I find most hardware-maker specific additions to be bad software.

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