31727Re: [peditors] Fwd: The $20 Android tablet
- Apr 26, 2014On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:54 PM, Voytek <voytek@...> wrote:
>*Thank you*, Voytek!
> Also, MyAppSharer
> fwiw, here's a complete list of apps from my phone, shoot any questions if you want
> My App link (sent via MyAppSharer)
Most of these aren't candidates for installation here, but I've noted
a few for reference.
Since I still have a working TX, for example, I'm not looking to
replace it as a PIM device. And since it's a tablet, not a phone,
apps intended to assist phone functions are irrelevant.
I'm looking at better ways to control the tablet and modify the
interface, and to use the internet connectivity provided by Wifi.
Aside from the Nova launcher, I've installed most of Google's
offerings, including the Gmail, Google+, and Google Drive apps, since
I make extensive use of Google's services. Gmail is my primary email
account, and I'm making increasing use of Google Docs and Google
I also grabbed Google's Quick Office app. On the TX, I still user an
older version of Dataviz's Docs to Go, and looked at Quick Office on
the Palm back when. I don't anticipate doing a lot of work on MS
Office documents on the tablet, especially since it doesn't
(currently) support an external keyboard, but the ability to do so may
The primary current use case for the tablet, aside from being a test
bed to learn about Android, is eBook viewer. (That's the primary use
case for the PDA these days, too.) It comes with the Blio app, but I
have *many* eBooks I want to store locally on the tablet's expansion
card and read from there. To that end, I installed Android versions of
CoolReader and FBReader. I have both under Windows and Linux, and
both handle ePub and Mobipocket files. Support for both is a major
plus, as it reduces the format conversions I need to do in Calibre to
be able to read things. (I convert ePub to Mobi to allow me to read
various things on the TX with the last version of Mobipocet viewer for
Palm OS, since no one wrote an ePub viewer for Palm OS before Palm
went belly up.)
> AnTuTu Benchmark: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMarkAnTuTu's benchmarks got some discussion on the EETimes site. I would
take them with a huge sack of salt, since they don't make source code
available or sufficiently document their methodology.
to have just in case" What makes this one attractive?
the ability to add/remove Busybox components, but without an external
keyboard, using the console is somewhat problematic. (And the default
keyboard on the A727 appears to lack a | character, so I can't do
things like "grep <whatever> | less")
plan to participate in things like Google Hangouts, it's of limited
my default browser, and prefer it elsewhere.
> ES File Explorer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.popA File Manager came with the A727. What do you find superior here?
> File Expert: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xcxin.filexpert
grab it from the MetrO home page. I have it on the PDA, and it's nice
to see it on Android.
> ezPDF Reader: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=udk.android.readerThe A727 came with the Android port of Adobe Reader. the the extent
that I need to read PDFs, it should be fine.
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