HP Launches $170, 8" Android Tablet
March 7, 2014 8:09 AM
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Specs for the tablet aren't impressive at all, but it's to be expected given its sub-$200 price point
The tablet market is pretty crowded these days with numerous companies duking out for a piece of the action. While
Android-based tablets have been taking up the lion’s share of the market
, HP has yet to launch any true "breakthrough" products in the sector.
And given today’s “stealth” launch of the new HP 8 1401, which was noticed by
, it appears that HP still isn’t ready to put much effort into the category. The tablet is equipped with a
quad-core Allwinner A31 ARM processor
paired with a scant 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage, although it can be expanded thanks to its microSD slot (up to 32GB).
The budget-minded specs continue with a 1024x768 7.85” display, 2MP rear camera, and a low-resolution 0.3MP front-facing camera. Battery life is listed at just 7 hours thanks to its 3800 mAh battery.
And don’t expect to see an updated version of Android shipping with the HP 8 1401; it’s running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the latest version shipping is
Not all is lost, however, when it comes to the HP 8 1401. HP does give you 25GB of cloud storage for the life of the device. And when it comes to pricing, HP is offering up its latest tablet for just $169.99 in the U.S.
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3/9/2014 5:44:24 PM
Well sorry to hear about your android issues, but that's not my experience. I did have the camera bug you had, just once. Why did you try Samsung's syncing software, android doesn't need that.
Oh and you are chiding Google about their experience of making an is vs. Ms? That's terrific. How well did win 9x work? How much of a security disaster was xp? How well did vista work? How crappy was ie?
You'll find that history shows ms to be the WORST maker of software. Unix beat them by decades on workstations and servers. Winmob was the worst mobile os seen.
Google is piggybacking on the many developers of the Linux kernel, with IBM and rehat as major contributors. Its weak spot has been the GUI layer on top.
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