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TABLETS???

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

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    D/l'd Dolphin HD browser and it's fixed!
     
  2. bobukcat

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    I just manually updated mine to 3.1 last night and see no difference in the BT Keyboard performance but they did add enhancements to the USB connected devices code in 3.1 so perhaps it will improve then.
     
  3. DarkSkies

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    I've had problems with the stock Honeycomb browser posting here ... as FHSPSU67 says, when typing on my Xoom into a Quick Reply box here there is a delay after touching each letter before it appears "on screen". I've also seen that delay when typing responses at AndroidCentral, so I think it's a vBulletin thing. Anywhere else I don't see those issues.
     
  4. bobukcat

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    Interesting, you'll have to try the stock browser again when you get upgraded to 3.1 and see if it's been fixed. The overall speed of the browser has definitely been improved!
     
  5. bobukcat

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    I had never used the browser for posting to this site from my Xoom before because the dedicated application is so good and more convenient (thank you Devs!!) but I just tried it on the stock browser in 3.1 and there is definitely a delay, a pretty significant one at times.
     
  6. FHSPSU67

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    I tried to send you a link with the url of the private beta site for Dolphin HD, but your PM capacity has been exceeded.
     
  7. bobukcat

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    Ooops, sorry about that! I do have DolphinHD already installed (and Skyfire, and Opera LOL) but I appreciate the offer!!
     
  8. houskamp

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    I actualy like the idea of the tranformer series tablet.. keyboard stand is cool..
    but for what they want for one I'll just keep looking only.. I could buy a decent laptop (nothing super but definately useable) for what they want for what I consider to be 1/2 a computer..
     
  9. tcusta00

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    Yeah that's insane. Just get an airport express and use your current system. Or an aforementioned apple tv.
     
  10. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    A novel idea, indeed. And..... WHOOOOOSSSHHH!!!

    :lol:
     
  11. bobnielsen

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    I just tried the new Netscape app on my Nook running CM7 (2.3 Honeycomb) and it works pretty well (the resolution could be higher, even on a 7 in. tablet). I had to trick it so it thought the Nook was one of the supported Android phones.
     
  12. Rich

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    I'm going to Ocean City (the one in Maryland, I don't like the Jersey shore) in a couple months and after much pondering, have decided to purchase an Apple TV before I go. I know the place we're renting has Wi-Fi, but I can't find out what kind of TVs they have. I'll have to bring one of my plasmas along with me, too.

    Rich
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    That last part is the most interesting. Something used on the site must be unique. In the past, even when folks used IE or other browser and had similar problems...the version of Java installed on the device was proven to be the source when using vBulletin websites. Hmmm....interesting. Thanks for both of you sharing.
     
  14. Chris Blount

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    I think you will be happy with it. Just hope the wifi is fast enough to handle streaming.
     
  15. Rich

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    I can remember having those typing problems on the old DOS based PCs before we switched to Macs. I really don't remember what caused it to happen, but it was a PITA. I'm sure your Asus isn't as bad as they were. You could type a whole sentence and sit back and wait for it to appear on the screen.

    Is the keyboard illuminated? I bought an illuminated (white light) keyboard and now I have a hard time typing on a regular keyboard.

    Rich
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    It's important to note that both posters reported this for vBulletin websites only. :shrug:

    On another front...

    While I am admittedly only a random/part-time gamer....I have always admired and respected the fact that the game users of various devices often push the envelope in what technology can/should do.

    The horsepower, graphical display quality, connectivity, and other capabilities of hardware desired for gaming often exposes the limitations of devices. If technology can handle some of the newest games, they often can handle conventional applications quite well too.

    For that reason...this recent article was interesting, as it looked at a long list of new/upcoming tablets from a gamer's view. It also includes some interesting new information, including the rumored Xoom 2 tablet with a quad-core processor, among other things coming *soon*:

    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Top+10+Android+charts/feature.asp?c=29843
     
  17. Chris Blount

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    Very biased. He writes off the iPad right at the beginning. The iPad is a very good at gaming.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    He says the Ipad is good right in the beginning...doesn't really "write off" the iPad:

    I have yet to read an iPad-based or Android-based article that isn't at least partially biased towards one OS or the other. But the main topic on this deals with the new/upcoming Android offerings in the context of gaming.
     
  19. Rich

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    I'm just assuming it will be. If not, I'll be hanging off the balcony listening to the Yankees games on the radio. I usually go to OC and check out the places before I rent one, but I didn't really want to go this year (one of my dogs is on his last legs and I'm having a hard time with the idea of boarding him. If he gets much worse, my wife will have to go by herself with the kids. I can't bear that thought of him dying in a kennel alone) so we did the rental by phone. It's a place we've stayed at before, but someone bought the whole building and is renting out the condos. Usually we rent from individuals. I can see this trip being a real ordeal.

    Easier to go than argue with the wife.

    Rich
     
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