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Yetanothertechguy

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First impressions
« on: June 13, 2013, 10:31:27 PM »
Got my slate today,build quality nice it has a good feel to it
Had problem with wifi not connecting it took me a few minutes to sort out never had this problem with any of my other tablets installed a few apps and updated all the installed
Ones was able to test the Bluetooth on a small Bluetooth speaker worked ok sound
Quality good for a tablet this size installed app manager3 which used to be called app2sd
Seems I am able to move some apps to micro sd card will test further in the coming days
Spoke too soon move to SD app installed but unable to move apps
And my WiFi will not connect have done factory reset and still will not connect will have to return tablet
And get another


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Re: First impressions
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 07:37:34 PM »
Hi guys seem to have fixed my wifi settings by connecting to my phones hotspot
And installing wifi fixer
Will be able to give a more detailed review in the next few days
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Re: First impressions
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 10:00:07 PM »
Glad you go it working!
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Re: First impressions
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 03:50:49 PM »
My *first* impression was that the device appears to be very sturdy and well made.  Asus really skimped on "build quality" with my TF300T, with soft squishy spots on the rear casing.  In my opinion, HP did a stellar job on the outside.  The Slate 7 is sturdy and well made, all around.  It was love at unboxing!

The screen is underwhelming, but as I read the specs before purchase I fully knew what I was getting in to there.  It's bright enough to see in the daylight though, and I have no complaints when using the device.

The device was overall very "snappy" and responsive, I have had zero functional issues (no WiFi woes, no app crashes or hangs).  Functionally I am very satisfied.  It seems every bit as capable as my TF300T so far.

... and then I went to install my favorite apps.  Damn you Google!!!!!!!  Many of my favorites are "This application is not compatible with this device." -- surprisingly many.  Either developers have a penchant for spying on us or they are just plain lazy.  Why, for example, does "USA Today" need a GPS to be present for their app to be installed?  What the hell are they collecting my location for???  I think maybe applications by default need a GPS to be installed when using Google's tools to write them... unless the developer turns the requirement off.  As a result, many more apps are unavailable on the HP Slate 7 than need be!

So there it is.  My first impression is that, for the money, this device absolutely kicks butt.  I love it!  Followed by sore disappointment that Google's Play market has shut us out of so many apps, needlessly, which work perfectly well when moved over to the HP Slate 7 manually.

Google:  Why you no allow us to choose to install anyway????
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Re: First impressions
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 06:11:59 PM »
I've had my Slate for a week, now, and I am pleased with it so far. It was difficult to figure out how to do things, but I have figured out how to do most things I wanted to do. Connecting to my laptop revealed several folders that popped up from the Slate. Moving images to and from the DCIM & pictures folders was easy, but when I moved text files to the internal Download folder from the laptop, they didn't appear when the Download icon was clicked on the Slate. However, when I downloaded text files using email, I could save them in the Download folder and display them with a browser as text. Can the internal Download folder be read while using the Slate?

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Re: First impressions
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 02:11:33 AM »
You may need a file reader try perfect viewer in play store use es file manager to navigate to file
Es also in play store
Hope this helps
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Re: First impressions
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 05:04:52 PM »
Thanks; I found and downloaded several free file manager apps from Play Store. They do the job that I wanted. I was able to download a bookmarks html file from my laptop and use it with the Slate 7 browsers.

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Re: First impressions
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 06:23:33 AM »
... and then I went to install my favorite apps.  Damn you Google!!!!!!!  Many of my favorites are "This application is not compatible with this device." -- surprisingly many.  Either developers have a penchant for spying on us or they are just plain lazy.  Why, for example, does "USA Today" need a GPS to be present for their app to be installed?  What the hell are they collecting my location for???  I think maybe applications by default need a GPS to be installed when using Google's tools to write them... unless the developer turns the requirement off.  As a result, many more apps are unavailable on the HP Slate 7 than need be!

So there it is.  My first impression is that, for the money, this device absolutely kicks butt.  I love it!  Followed by sore disappointment that Google's Play market has shut us out of so many apps, needlessly, which work perfectly well when moved over to the HP Slate 7 manually.

Google:  Why you no allow us to choose to install anyway????

Hi,

I'm a Android app developer.

I can tell you that there is zero technical reason for this. Apps can specify they want gps, but they can easily specify that it's optional. Google play can only go on what information the app gives it. So if the app developer is being lazy and saying it's required, then Google Play has no reason to override this.

So you're right to be mad, but you're getting mad at the wrong people.

Pester the app developers to make gps a optional requirement, it's not even that much work, as they could easily fall back to using wifi location if needed.

(and, as I'm new here, this is a bit of proof I'm not making this up:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11074228/gps-manifest-gps-in-app-is-optional-want-to-make-it-available-to-gps-less-devi
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Re: First impressions (Battery endurance)
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 11:13:14 AM »
One more post for today.  I like the slate (a lot).  Battery drain(ed) too fast when first got it (last week).  Loaded a bunch of stuff from Google Play (Samsung skins and other apps), and battery life became "pretty good" (5% drain overnight).  With too many crazy things downloaded and running, I decided to "reset to factory", and start over.  Battery is now terrible again. 

If someone has an idea what to change (some say maps, others Google Store, others turn off/on wifi) to get battery endurance back to normal, I would appreciate it.  Do not want to randomly load it up again.

As for moving apps to SD card, I have not been able to either.  The SD card in it seems to be just for "content", and the other one is "simulated".  Guess the simulated one gets in front of the real one and so we cannot move Apps to SD.

Battery is key requirement if someone has it figured out.  Thanks!  Gabor

 


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