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Tesco Tablet

Anyone got one? Is it any good?

Your "words of wisdom" would be appreciated, I am sure.....  Undecided
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Aspirin or Paracetamol  Grin
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Hudl?
The main specs are not too bad:
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    7" HD 1440 x 900
    touch screen
    Wi-Fi Dual band
    2.4GHz & 5GHz
    16GB Built-in storage
    extendable to 48GB
    Android4.2.2 Jelly
    Bean
    Quad-corePowerful 1.5GHz
    processor
    9hrBattery
    life*
GPS • Bluetooth 4.0 • Scratch and smudge resistant screen • Stereo speakers • Micro-SD slot • USB 2.0 port • Micro-HDMI port

Don't s'pose they've sold a whole lot yet.
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Since it only came out yesterday, I doubt that anyone has had a chance to try one yet.
Spec looks good, but haven't seen one it the flesh yet.
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How much is it?  Any idea who makes it for them Undecided
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Retail is £119..... however, you can get it for £65 if you have enough Tesco Vouchers to make up the difference ! ...
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£119 but I can't find anywhere that says how much RAM ( as opposed to storage ) it has. Processor is fine but if it's got < 1Gb ( and preferably 2Gb ) then it will struggle a bit...
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Question..... Can you replace the existion O.S. on these things? or are you stuck with the one you get?
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You can change it to a "different" android sometimes. Depending on how easy/successful they are they maybe custom roms for them, but no you can't put IOS or M$ on it if thats what you mean.
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Didn`t think you could put linux or ms on it... cos of the size... but the write ups say you are "stuck" with the Tesco bits and pieces.... which ( it seems) take up 2 gb of the 16 gb available...  So from what you say, it "could" be removed, by using a new Android OS... ? ? ?  and how is that done?  same as loading up windows/linuxHuh?
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The alternative versons of Android comes from CyanogenMod, but it would depend on if/when they add support for the device.
Currently it takes some effort to install it,  but they're working on making that easier now they've got a bit of money behind them.
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The alternative versons of Android comes from CyanogenMod

Not just from them,I have written a couple of roms for different tablets. As have many many others.
Android tablets have several ways of installing s/w. The pre-installed stuff can be in /vendor or /system/app, if you can "get root" then it is usually possible to remove these bloatware from the tablet. The other way is if a custom rom can be made for it you flash it with that and the apps are not installed by default.
But the Tesco apps will not be taking up 2Gb that will be the whole OS, sounds about right for an Android 4.x tablet.
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OK... thanks for that.... bit too complicated for me...!...  Wink
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I couldn't understand some reviews saying this is a run of the mill android tablet. The specs are very good.
In my mind the run of the mill ones are the Chinese cheap imports with correspondingly cheap specs. Like 800 x 480 screens and 512k main memories.
The Tesco one is anything except run of the mill.
These things are usually simple to do a basic root and remove any bloatware.  
I was going to look at a 7" Nexus but at this price and spec I'll think I'll have a look at one of these first instead.
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I notice it has "google mail"...  does that mean I have to have two email clients?  i.e.  Google Mail for the tablet, and my "normal" one for my laptop at home?  can they be linked to appear on both?  ( I use thunderbird at present on my laptop) ?