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voty2000 said:
disolitude said:
superchunk said:
Looks like CynanogenMOD 7 (an android 2.3 mod) can be put on three tablets.
http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices

Advent Vega
Viewsonic G-Tablet
B&N Nook Color

Its easy to root/mod, so this would be my choice.

Thanks for that info.

Yeah Im eyeballing the viewsonic... Its for a trip to mexico, I heard there is free wifi at resort lol. I really don't see myself using it much afterwards so I am not looking to maximize the potential...but it will be cool to start playing with hacks and custom formware if I ever come around to it.

Surprisingly the Nook Color works fairly well.   You don't have to jailbreak the Nook just flash an SD card with Nook Froyo 0.6.8 and your done.  Keeps the Nook under warranty but it's Android 2.2 I believe. 

It works well for what I use it for, web surfing and e-mail.

Very interesting... Never considered one of these as they are not officially sold in Canada. Once can find them on Kijiji and craigslist for 250-300 bucks new/barely used.

I am reading about this SD card root mod to make it run 2.3, but apparently it can also run Honeycomb?



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disolitude said:
voty2000 said:
disolitude said:
superchunk said:
Looks like CynanogenMOD 7 (an android 2.3 mod) can be put on three tablets.
http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices

Advent Vega
Viewsonic G-Tablet
B&N Nook Color

Its easy to root/mod, so this would be my choice.

Thanks for that info.

Yeah Im eyeballing the viewsonic... Its for a trip to mexico, I heard there is free wifi at resort lol. I really don't see myself using it much afterwards so I am not looking to maximize the potential...but it will be cool to start playing with hacks and custom formware if I ever come around to it.

Surprisingly the Nook Color works fairly well.   You don't have to jailbreak the Nook just flash an SD card with Nook Froyo 0.6.8 and your done.  Keeps the Nook under warranty but it's Android 2.2 I believe. 

It works well for what I use it for, web surfing and e-mail.

Very interesting... Never considered one of these as they are not officially sold in Canada. Once can find them on Kijiji and craigslist for 250-300 bucks new/barely used.

I am reading about this SD card root mod to make it run 2.3, but apparently it can also run Honeycomb?

If you root it yes, but from what I've read Honeybomb doesn't work all that well yet.  I haven't rooted mine yet because I've never attempted it before on a phone/tablet but once a stable version of Honeycomb is made for it I'll probably root it then.

I was shocked that I didn't have to actually root the Nook itself like I did my Wii and original Xbox.  Just pop out the SD card and it's back its original self.

The Nook Color is $249 US new from Barnes and Noble.



superchunk said:
Looks like CynanogenMOD 7 (an android 2.3 mod) can be put on three tablets.
http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices

Advent Vega
Viewsonic G-Tablet
B&N Nook Color

Its easy to root/mod, so this would be my choice.

So I picked up the Viewsonic last night. Couldn't find the Nook new anywhere in canada and 299 price for 10 inch with Tegra 2, 8+ hour battery life sounded good.

Viewsonics 2.2 OS version was pretty terrible so I Installed Cyanogenmod today...pretty sweet I must say.



I have both an ipad and a best android tablet and apart from games, the android can do everything the ipad can, at least as well as the ipad does. There are some games, but not nearly as much as on the apple side. That said for general day to day things i use the android tablet much more than the ipad.



In terms of migrating your usage to a best android tablet from a pc environment, if your usage is quite lite and nothing overly fancy, an iPad or an Android tablet should suit you fine. The caveat being that you simply cannot do everything you would do on a computer, on a tablet. Tablets are meant for consumption, not productivity and in this sense, they shine. Their portability for reading and checking email and browsing are excellent. Beyond that, while they can be customized with apps to make them more productivity-efficient, not all consumers will wish to do this. Some people do just want plug and play.



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