Wednesday, September 21, 2011

So did I get one?

If you mean the Viewsonic G Tablet which was for sale on Woot!, then the answer would be no, although I was quite tempted. It is the cheapest 10 inch Android tablet with a Tegra 2 chipset dual-core processor available at present. A few things made me decide against it:

1. It was only released in December 2010, but as Android tablets go this means it is "a bit old".
2. Although it can be hacked to run Android Honeycomb (3.0), the prices of Android tablets with Android Honeycomb pre-installed are dropping fast. Best buy has a refurbished Acer Iconia A500 Tablet (16GB) on special for $299. Okay, that's refurbished, but it is a Honeycomb tablet.
3. Admittedly the Viewsonic G Tablet is extremely hackable, but I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3G (the original 7 inch version) which is also really hackable, although I have only rooted it and enabled Non-Market Apps. The particular Galaxy Tab I have can be hacked further to have the same features as the European version, namely make phone calls.

Now that isn't to say that I may still get one...

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