[OT] Unboxing the Acer Android Tablet

Chipp Walters chipp at altuit.com
Tue Aug 2 02:35:31 EDT 2011

Hey Lynn,

I'm typing this from a standard USB keyboard which I just plugged into the
side of my Android.

And I can use a standard USB mouse to click the send button. Miraculously,
when you attach keyboard and a mouse, this thing turns into a PC. The
onscreen keyboard goes away and an arrow cursor appears, which you control
via the mouse just like expected. Pretty cool. iPad certainly can't do THAT.

Even so, I've checked the Android App Store and it's predictably pretty
lame. Why can't Google, with all the billions and billions, create some
killer Android Apps, like Apple does for iPad? There's really no good
PowerPoint clone that I can see, nor is there any decent sketch note taking
apps, for which there are a couple on iPad.

That said, it appears there's not enough money for devs for such apps, even
on the iPad. I've noticed the top 3 to 4 note apps on iPad have pretty much
ceased all development for quite some time now. And none of them are what I
would consider 'professional' apps. I guess you can't survive on charging a
buck ninety-nine per app. I suspect, I too, would quit free updates for my
customers after two or three trys.

Still a long way to go before this is all worked out.
On Aug 2, 2011 1:03 AM, "Lynn Fredricks" <lfredricks at proactive-intl.com>
>> But, it does seem to be more Windows like and less Mac like
>> in that it has many more settings and configuration options.
>> Plus (big plus) it has both micro and full USB slots for
>> memory storage along with built in micro-HDMI.
>> Both front and rear facing cameras are significantly higher
>> quality than iPad2, and I'm praying they work with Skype,
>> which would be huge.
> Chipp, have you tried plugging in random USB devices (mice, etc) to see if
> there's any sort of plug-n-play/pray like experience? That's something Ive
> wondered about. It would be nice to be able to attach whatever input
> one already has.
> Ive been giving thought to papa's first tablet...
> Best regards,
> Lynn Fredricks
> President
> Paradigma Software
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