Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Now?

I've had a good amount of requests for the Ipad so I will be sure to get that one out of the way soon. Maybe I will do a couple of my favorite apps from both the iTunes store and the Android Market Place. Hell maybe I'll borrow my friends Windows 7 phone and just play around on that! Oh well I'll figure it out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Viewsonic Gtablet Review

Wow. This is an amazing gadget. The only one currently on the market worth getting besides the Motorola Xoom and that one costs $200 more. It comes with multi-touch which is rare in Android tablets for some reason and the touch screen is incredibly responsive. Not as responsive at the Iphone or an Itouch but it is the fastest touchscreen I've seen on an android device to date. The internet works amazingly and browsing works like a charm. Downloading Flash lets you view even the strangest websites with ease.

The screen gets very messy and I would recommend a screen covering of some kind. It supports third party keyboards which plug in via USB port, making typing long essays (or blog posts!) a breeze. I am currently using this one and for $30 it works like a charm. No need to mess around to get it working, you literally plug it in and restart your Tablet and you're all set to go!

The GTablet comes with ViewSonic's own Android OS "Tap Tap" or some shit like that. It is honestly the worst piece of shit software I've ever used. The MarketPlace doesn't work at all and you can't even register the tablet with your google account. Luckily if you head over to XDA Developers you can root the device and put a real version of Android on it. I am using the Vega-n OS which is equivalent to Android 2.3. It only takes about 2 hours (and much more if you have no idea what you're doing, like myself) and you can actually use your tablet!

As you can see I am pretty livid over the built in OS that came on the GTablet but after that is gone it is a very solid device. I would give the GTablet a 8/10. It's an amazing device and I would chose it over a net book any day.

So there's the GTablet review! What do you think I should do next? Leave a comment and let me know!

Android Security

Apparently Google's mobile platform is vulnerable to attack. A recent post by a university professor discussed how unsafe the platform is, so the does this mean more frequent updates for Android devices?

Ars Technica Article

First Post!

Hey everyone! I plan on setting up a blog that explains gadgets for idiots. An Ipad here, maybe an android phone there, mostly whatever I can get my hands on. I'll try to get a review of my ViewSonic Gtablet soon and see where that takes me!