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anna100

Member since 23 Jul 2012

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the ultra low cost of just $99, Valued at $299 - Does this look like a good idea for a not all that tech savy person for emails awya from home etc?

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

are you talking about a tablet?

is this with a legit brand such as asus or samsung or is it a Chinese brand? if the former than it is an ok deal, if the latter, don't do it. i bought one of those long ago which it'd be pretty much the same, just slower or less fancy, but it becomes pretty useless as nothing works properly.

anna100

Member since 23 Jul 2012

Total posts 7

I think this is called a tablet and seems to be a no name brand. It's on the Spreets daily deals site that I get many of everyday.

I emailled to ask the maker's name so I'll see if I get any reply.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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ok i can see it on the spreets website. it is a no-name chinese tablet that will not work anything like a tablet you see from legit brands such as apple or samsung. its not much of a deal. no one would ever pay 300 for that, especially since the official google nexus 7 sells for just 199 in the US and 249 in Aus and is much better than this product. There are also plenty of tablets of this type that will sell for less on ebay

the whole premise of a tablet is that the user experience is more fun and/or convenient than using a laptop or a smartphone, but when you use a tablet that will crash often, not load pages they way they're suppose to, swipes of your finger do not respond the way you expect, you'll just revert to using your phone or computer. 

anna100

Member since 23 Jul 2012

Total posts 7

Thanks spinoza, it certainly seems a better idea to look for a Google Nexus 7 in that case esp for the price it's a no brainer if obtained for 199..

If I bought one of these in the US, would it be OK for AUS?

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

Yes, except for the power plug.

If not going to US anytime soon, if you buy it on the play.google.com website, you pay the Australian price but they give you $25 credit for their Play (i.e. app) store.

aero-seat

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Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

Are you talking about the Operating System (Android 4.0), or are you referring to the tablet (Ice Cream Sandwich)?

OS: Android is creating attention by introducing new Operating Systems and great names for them. It is a common marketing strategy but can be known as a way to rip people off. Some products still contain Android 2.4 and it is going well. I think you shouldn't just upgrade to something new for that much.

Tablet: Ice Cream Sandwich is definitely worth it for $99 and it is aimed to making messaging, tweeting, emailing or even listening to your radio instantaneous. Sandwich means that once you add an element and (send it by) folding it together, it will reach the other side quickly. Ice cream melts and travels fast when melted so it is trying to show its speed.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

I can't tell if you are being facetious or just ignorant. 

Ice Cream Sandwich is not the name of any tablet. It is the codename for Android 4.0. This is a version of the Android Operating System that can run on both tablets and smartphones.

When released there were significant improvements from previous versions of Android, which you can look up online. I have never read a single tech blogger or journalist or newpaper suggest that this was a marketing strategy to rip people off. I don't know where you are getting this from.

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