A 9.7 andriod capable tablet for $50? This sounds like a pretty cheap way to check out android apps. I wounder if this would be The gift to get my nerdy friend. (No offense to any nerds out there,since I am one too.) Although I just noticed this thread on the Hisense 7"
po90260 said: Aren't these junk Chinese products slow, glitchy, money wasted down the drain?
Yes. Yes. And generally yes, although every one has a different value quotient. Some people say hey $40 or $50 so what if it entertains the kids money well spent.
The only "cheap" one I would give any nudge to is the Sero 7 (PRO) all of these others, well...
posted: Dec. 8, 2013 @ 10:00p
po90260 said: Aren't these junk Chinese products slow, glitchy, money wasted down the drain? Some of them, especially ones with BoxChip AllWinner CPUs, have custom ROMs that can work smoothly, though you'll need to be tech-savvy enough to follow instructions and occasionally change around some parameters yourself.
One A13-chipset tablet worked perfectly with FaaastJB v2.5 or CookedRom v1.3aa (both JB v4.2.2), I just flashed and I was done.
A different tablet needed drivers pushed, and then needed variables flipped so the screen sensor's orientation was correct.
If you like to tinker with software (like I do), you can end up with something very usable for light web browsing, music, chatting, and games like solitaire and whatnot. You'd just need to check what's inside the super-cheap Chinese tablet before you buy it.
posted: Dec. 9, 2013 @ 1:33p
Best solution I've found is to grab a Kindle Fire (non-HD) for $75 on eBay and flash a nice, vanilla Android 4.2 image to it.
Works great for both our kids! Not a huge amount of storage space, though (8GB? Can't remember...)
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