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Dec 07 2012

Technophiles, check out this new toy!

The annual bleg

Check out this sweet little HANNSpad 7″ tablet, powered by Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich complete with wifi. The best part, I got two of ‘em basically for the price of one! Which would never have happened if not for generous response to my annual bleg. All I need to know now is how in the hell to configure it …

This is the last day I’ll ask for handouts, at least until next year and hopefully forever. If you already gave a few bucks or are considering it, thank you, those contributions really touched me at a time when I was feeling sorry for myself and really needed it. And now? .:Happy Dance:.

Thanks again, have great Christmas and happy New Year!

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  1. 1
    Aliasalpha

    I can’t be 100% certain but I think there’s a version of Ubuntu available for that tablet

  2. 2
    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    Thanks, I’m really a neophyte on this. I actually handed it voer to a friend at my dead end day job and he’s loading it with a basic suite of stuff.

  3. 3
    usingreason

    From a fairly experienced Android user:

    Internet – Dolphin Browser

    Ereader – FBReader

    Comics (and PDFs) – Perfect Viewer

    Office Suite – Kingsoft Office

    Antivirus – AvastMobile

    System – ES File Explorer

    Photos – QuickPic

    All that is free, as in totally free and not a trial version or some crap like that. Dropbox or Google Drive for syncing files with your PC. There are so many things that you can use to make a tablet whatever you want it to be, trial and error is your friend.

  4. 4
    wilsim

    http://www.xda-developers.com/

    Can’t install Ubuntu on that tablet, Ubuntu Unity requires a dual core or better, and 1GB of ram, to install on a tablet.

    You can get it rooted, and android 4.1 installed via a custom ROM like cyanogenmod.

    My friend has one of those tablets, and the touch response in the basic OS was terrible, I rooted it for him and installed cyanogenmod 10.1 for him it turned into quite the nice tablet.

  5. 5
    comfychair

    Vote #2 for FBReader (make sure to set it to ‘night mode’ – white text on black background). And Calibre on teh PC, to manage/edit/ltransfer ebooks.

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