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My name is Majid, and I’m an idiot – The story of a man who never learns.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

“If it’s too good to be true, it often is.”

“Learn from others mistakes and take heed.”

“Be wary of the unbranded Chinese gadget.”

“Be careful on eBay!”

These are maxims to live by…. and that I have regularly ….ignored.

My latest crowning glory on this front has been my purchase of the device above.

Ironically for a guy who has bought so much tech over the last few years, the one thing I never really had was a traditional 10.1 in tablet. I say “traditional” as, back in 2010 when the first iPad was released and the tablet market got started, this was the predominant form factor. It was only really when Google released the original Nexus 7 in 2012 that different form-factors in tablet sizes become more widespread. It was also around this time that I started getting into tablets. Over the years, I’d had an Xperia Tablet S (anyone remember that?), an iPad Mini, a Nexus 7 2013, a Samsung Tab S 8.4 and a Nexus 9. My most recent purchase was a Samsung Tab S2 8.0. I’d always thought that the smaller form factor (8 inches in this case) was the sweet spot for portability and usability. I never understood why anyone would want a 10 inch device. It just seemed too unwieldy.

You may recall, I had a 10 inch Windows tablet for a while, but I used that as a convertible laptop and didn’t really do tablet-y type things on it. Plus, as is well known, Windows 10 is an OK OS for tablets, but not anywhere near Android or iOS for functionality.

Recently, however, I’ve been watching a lot video on my tablet, and I started to think that 8.0 was just a bit small. Especially as the Tab S2 has a 4:3 ratio (as opposed to the 16:9 ratio of the Tab S and many other tablets). This makes it better for reading and surfing the web, but watching widescreen video means that the images become smaller with black bars above and bottom. I thought therefore to see whether I was missing out. After all if Steve Jobs thought 10 inches was the perfect size then why not?

I have a distinct allergy to iDevices (I did not have a good experience with my iPad Mini and jettisoned it pretty quickly) so decided against getting a full-size iPad. Also I am a cheapskate and didn’t want to spend so much money. So I started looking around on eBay for a good deal. I thought maybe a used Samsung Tab S 10.5, or Xperia Z2 tablet (yes I know they are 2+ years old but hey, cheapskate remember!). I knew that the phenomenon of the “cheap Chinese Android phone/tablet” existed…but didn’t realise the sheer scale of it! There were loads and loads and loads of different devices. Some with brands I’d never heard of, others unbranded (like above). There were some quite compelling devices actually, quite a few dual boot Windows-Android devices. I noticed a few common themes. Often they had low display resolutions (1024 x 600 being typical). They also often were running very old versions of android, many were on 4.4 KitKat, none were on 6.0 Marshmallow, I even saw some on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Surprisingly most advertised with having Google Play services, but some of the really cheap ones did not.

Most of these were not then fit for my purposes. I didn’t have a big spec list, but I wanted a good screen and Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, imagine when I saw the above device being advertised with a QHD screen. Yep, a 2560 x 1600 screen on a device for £72! In case the listing has changed, here are some screenshots to prove I am not hallucinating. I looked up the Mediatek processor and it was apparently equivalent to a Snapdragon 400. Good enough, I thought.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

The rest of the specs seemed OK too, Android 5.0, dual SIM slots (though not 4G and they only work with certain 3G networks) as well as microSD expansion. All for £72, and free postage. Looking at the seller, they seemed to have a large amount of good feedback, though it did seem suspicious that there was multiple comments written exactly the same. Anyhoo, still worth a punt … I thought.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

 

I think alarm bells started ringing when there was a delay in dispatch and delivery. It seems that the item is shipped from China to UK then from the UK (hence they say “UK Seller”) to you. This was mildly annoying, but I suppose par for the course from eBay.

This is the device that turned up.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

It came with a quick start guide and a US charger, but since it was a standard microUSB charging port, I wasn’t bothered too much as I had plenty of spare chargers about.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns. My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

As you can see it looks very similar to the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. There’s no Home button, but the patterned back and bronze sides are clearly inspired from that Samsung device. Around the back was a slot for the two SIM cards and MicroSD card. The build was very plasticky, and didn’t look like it wouldn’t cope with much punishment,. Frankly I wasn’t too bothered. It seemed a nice size, only marginally bigger then my wifes Nexus 9

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns. My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns. My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns. My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.    My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

So I powered the device on and I was greeted with a MediaTek Android welcome screen. And that’s when I saw that this device was clearly not QHD. Frankly, the screen was absolutely terrible. washed out, dim and blurry as hell. I had been had.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

 

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

I tried to figure out what exactly this resolution was. First I started looking around the rest of the interface. This gave me a good opportunity to assess that too. It was pretty stock Android 5.0 and the Play Store was present, though oddly not all the standard Google apps that are normally pre-installed were there. It seemed that the device was set up as a phone with a dialer. The “About Device” section also described it as a phone. I couldn’t find anything in the settings about the display resolution. I saw that AnTuTu was pre-installed. I ran that and that said this…It reckoned the resolution was QHD! I have no idea why it said that. In order to prove again I’m not hallucinating here are some pics.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

So not only had I been had, but the seller had been too! They put the findings of AnTuTu on the listing in (presumably) good faith.  I found another couple of apps and websites to confirm it and yep it was 1024 x 600 which had been scaled up by x 1.31 to make it 1280 x 737…making it look even worse.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

So now I had a question to answer, do I keep it anyway? Or do I return it? I decided to look at some other aspects of the device to help me make my mind. Maybe there was a redeeming feature?

Sadly…   errrr…….No.

“Well it has cellular connectivity?” Yes, but not 4G. In fact one SIM is 2G and the 3G one doesn’t work on all UK networks due to the frequencies supported. So that was out.

“Cameras?” Oh my God they were terrible, whether good lighting, whether dim lighting, pictures were grainy and fuzzy.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns. My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

Even the HDR mode was rubbish (first shot of the horse toy is normal, the second with HDR), as was the video.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns. My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

Video eample downloadable here.

The Selfie camera was actually so rubbish, that it kinda did a “Beauty Face” thing where it blurred out my facial blemishes….clearly more by accident then design.

My name is Majid, and Im an idiot   The story of a man who never learns.

So…Nope, it was gonna go back.

The seller was. to be fair, quite accommodating. When I emailed them and said I wanted to return the item, they did offer a partial refund if I wanted to keep it. But I decided to return it, frankly this felt like an #EpicFail and I just wanted rid.

It did make me reflect, that as consumers, we have become so used to high resolution screens that now its a deal-breaker, at least for me. It also gave me first hand experience of the “cheap Chinese device”. I don’t think I will be revisiting that any time soon. If it’s too good to be true etc etc

The one upshot was that I surmised that if I ever wanted to buy a very cheap tablet for a young child…it is a definite option to go for.

Have I been chastened by this experience? Yes. Am I in the doghouse with me wife AGAIN? Ye!. Am I still thinking of a 10 inc tablet? ;-)

What do you all think? Do you have sympathy for my #firstworldproblem? Or do you want laugh heartily at my #EpicFail? Or do you want to give me a suggestion for what to go for? Sound off in the comments!

(@GreyingGeekJohn, if you say anything about at an iDevice then I shall personally spam your Twitter with Fried Chicken adverts till the end of time)

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  • Amazon Fire tablets updated to Fire OS 5.3.1

    The Amazon Fire tablet range is being updated to Fire OS 5.3.1.

    Amazon Fire tablets updated to Fire OS 5.3.1

    This release of Amazon’s Android based distribution adds some new features to the Fire tablets and adds the On Deck feature to older fourth generation Fire tablets.

    Amazon Fire tablets updated to Fire OS 5.3.1

    There is now an option for encryption of your device, which should make keeping your data safe simpler.

    Amazon Fire tablets updated to Fire OS 5.3.1

    Blue Shade Automatic Activation makes Blue Shade turn on and off gradually at times users can set. Great way to reduce eye strain during those late night Man In The High Castle binge sessions.

    Has your Fire tablet updated? What do you think of this update? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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  • Get on your back. Let me put this on your face.

    Get on your back. Let me put this on your face.

    Where do I start with this one? The picture alone is enough to give you an idea of the madness. It’s a “Cardboard Home Cinema” and, because it’s not the actual size of a real cinema, you basically lie on the floor and stare at your phone.

    Get on your back. Let me put this on your face.

    Yeah. This isn’t exactly the viewing experience I get in my local cinema to be fair. I mean, there’s popcorn and chocolate that costs 16 times what it normally does, and there’s buckets of Pepsi that you can bathe in – there’s even reclining chairs too. But do I lie on the floor with my head in a cardboard box ?

    No. No I do not.

    So, instead of perhaps making your own home cinema with an old box, some scissors and some sticky tape, you instead pay £19.99 (yes, £19.99) for this bizarre pre-made contraption. It includes (and bear with me here..) an “optional cardboard audience for added realism”. ADDED REALISM? I’m laid down flat on the floor!! What’s that all about? I don’t think a few “cardboard people” are going to fool me into thinking that I’m in a plush cinema. I’ve got my head in a bloody cardboard box.

    Anyway. The description states that it “recreates the interior of a cinema with alarming accuracy” and is “simple to assemble”.

    Insane. Go. Go pay your £19.99 for this. You plonkers. :)

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  • Amazon Prime Day is today

    Amazon Prime Day, the day of deals exclusively for members of Amazon Prime, is today.

    Amazon Prime Day is today

    Amazon Prime already gives you great benefits, like Amazon Prime Music streaming service, Amazon Instant Video with quite a selection of movies and TV shows as well as free next day delivery on many of the products sold by Amazon. The current price of membership of Amazon Prime is £79 for a year of all these services, and if you are a savvy shopper you could make that annual membership worthwhile during today’s Prime Day while updating some of your gadgetry.

    I’ve come up with a “shopping list” of items which will suck you into the Amazon ecosystem and allow you to enjoy the services for a year without breaking the bank (too much). You don’t need to buy everything on the list, this is just a suggestion, but it was fun putting the list together.

    Amazon Fire Tablet (7″ – 2015) – £34.99 (SAVE £15)

    Amazon Prime Day is today

    I’ve had one of these since launch last year and my review of the device apparently convinced John to get one too. At full price (£49.99) the Fire Tablet is amazing value for money. On Amazon Prime Day, at £34.99 it’s even better value. £34.99 gets you the 8GB storage model in a choice of colours (black, magenta, blue and tangerine). Don’t forget that the Fire is expandable with MicroSD up to an extra 128GB, plenty for a long trip.

    SanDisk Ultra 128GB MicroSD Card – £25.99 (SAVE £34)

    At Coolsmartphone we are always looking for more and more storage. This card works with most recent smartphones and at the Prime Day price is quite a catch. Recommended Retail Price of the card is £59.99, so at £25.99 you save £34. An excellent way to expand your Fire tablet…
    Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD – £54.99 (SAVE £25)

    Amazon Prime Day is today

    The Amazon Fire TV set top box is an easy way to make any TV with HDMI input a smart TV. As well as getting the Amazon Instant Video service and Amazon Music (included with Prime), you have the Amazon Appstore and access to free and paid for apps and games. The BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and STV Player and many other video on demand video services are there, as well as some fun games. The Fire TV set top box has a USB port for expansion and supports up to 128GB USB flash drives. Video players which support a wide range of codecs and formats are available in the Appstore, so it may be an easy way to view some of your legally obtained “backed up” content. For £54.99 it’s quite a bargain. Interested in light gaming too? There is also a gaming bundle with a controller for

    SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Flash Drive, USB 3.0, 128GB – £18.99 (SAVE £13)

    Ideal for your legally obtained “backed up” content. This handy USB flash drive has 128GB of storage and can be used in the Fire TV set top box through its standard USB A end and you can use it as USB “On The Go” (OTG) with your Fire Tablet too. Think of it this way: your Fire Tablet could have 128GB MicroSD + 128GB Flash Drive + 8GB built-in storage = 264GB storage.

    So there you have it! 4 items to get you sucked into the Amazon ecosystem and make the most of a Prime subscription. Not only that, but if you subscribe to Prime today and purchase those 4 items you save £87 which more than covers the £79 annual subscription to Prime.

    Other items to take note of are the Fire TV Stick for £19.99: pretty much a Fire TV set top box with lower end specs and no expandable storage. Great for a secondary TV in the house. The Lenovo Chromebook also caught my eye at £99. Great deal for a Chromebook.

    There are many, many other items on offer as part of Amazon Prime Day deals. Coolsmartphone poured over the smartphone deals, but can’t realistically recommend any of the ones on offer today.

    Are you about to go on a Amazon Prime Day shopping spree? Are you resisting? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

     

     

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  • Remix Pro 2 in 1 Hands on – MWC Shanghai

    Remix Pro 2 in 1 Hands on   MWC Shanghai

    Jide Tech recently announced that they were making a follow up to the Remix Ultra Tablet. This was funded through Kickstarter last year. I was very lucky to find one if these devices at MWC Shanghai on the Qualcomm booth. The device I found was all setup for Chinese use and looked like it was running beta software, but it still gave me the opportunity to have a look into what we can expect to see from its final release.

    Here are some pictures of the device…

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    The specs of the device are pretty good, with the whole system being powered by a Snapdragon 652 with the GPU being the latest Adreno 510. The device will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage, which is plenty given that there is also microSD card support for up to a 256 GB card (handy that Sandisk have just announced one huh?)

    The screen is a glorious IPS display measuring in at 12” diagonal and a great 2k resolution. This gives you plenty of space to support multiple apps – one of the key features of Remix OS 3 OS.Remix Pro 2 in 1 Hands on   MWC Shanghai

    Remix OS 3 is based on Android 6.0.1 in its pure ASOP form, and on the Chinese version does not support the Google Play infrastructure. However, I am sure that when this tablet lands in the UK this feature will have been added by Jide.Remix Pro 2 in 1 Hands on   MWC Shanghai

    Here is a small video just going over the device in the booth with the assistance of one of the Qualcomm staffers.

    In the video, I was unable to locate the SD card slot, however on a revisit to the booth I established that what looks like a volume down toggle is indeed the slot for external memory.

    Remix Pro 2 in 1 Hands on   MWC Shanghai

    Here is a brief reminder of the specs for those of you who have not seen any of the previous news about this device.

    ?      CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 8-core processor
    ?      GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 510 GPU
    ?      Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM; 32GB eMMC internal storage; microSD slot supports up to 256GB storage expansion
    ?      Screen: 12” Full-HD Retina IPS 10-point touch screen; 2160x1440p
    ?      Cameras: 5MP front/8MP rear
    ?      Connectivity: WLAN with 2.4Ghz/5Ghz duo frequency supports 802.11a/b/g protocol, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct
    ?      Dimensions & weight: 207mm x 289.5mm x 6.9mm; 640g
    ?      Power: Supports quick charge; 9,000 mAh
    I was very impressed with what I saw from this tablet and I am looking forward to getting to grips with one when they become available in the UK.

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  • Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

    It has been a bit of time since we last heard any news from Jide (the makers of Remix Ultra Tablet and the Remix Mini). They have been working very hard on a few different projects and building their portfolio up. So, what have they been working on so hard for the past few months since we bumped into them at MWC?

    Firstly, and this is the one I am most keen on, is the new improved tablet platform – Remix Pro.
    Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

    This builds on what was previously done with the original Remix Ultra. It still keeps the 2-in-1 design which we loved, but it mixes up the way that is achieved. Here are the specs that we have been given so far..

    • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 8-core processor
    • GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 510 GPU
    • Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM; 32GB eMMC internal storage; microSD slot supports up to 256GB storage expansion
    • Screen: 12” Full-HD Retina IPS 10-point touch screen; 2160x1440p
    • Cameras: 5MP front/8MP rear
    • Connectivity: WLAN with 2.4Ghz/5Ghz duo frequency supports 802.11a/b/g protocol, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct
    • Dimensions & weight: 207mm x 289.5mm x 6.9mm; 640g
    • Power: Supports quick charge; 9,000 mAh

    So, as we can we see there have been a couple major improvements. The processor has been switched over from Nvidia to a Snapdragon in the form of the 652 chipset. This is the exact one I am using on my Xperia X, and I know that it performs well (some benchmarks suggest as well as the SD 810 from last year).

    Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

    Next up, the screen has grown slightly in size from the 10.1″ to 12″. It’s not just a 1080p resolution either, and now has a “Retina” display with 2160x1440p resolution. WiFi has also been stepped up to dual band in the form of 2.4GHZ /5GHZ with 802.11a/b/g on board (shame it is missing N but cannae grumble too much)

    Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro
    Those are the key standouts on the hardware side. However, Jide has also been very hard at work on getting Marshmallow onto the device, which they have now done in the form of Remix OS 3. This means we will see all the features we have learnt to love from Marshmallow tablets, including the amazing Doze Mode and MultiWindow support courtesy of the Jide customizations.
    Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

    I really liked using the original Remix Ultra when I had it in for review by and I still use the Remix Mini that I bought from Kickstarter back at the end of last month. It has become my media server in my bedroom.

    Jide Announce its next Remix, the Remix Pro

    I do however have one major concern for this device and the other ones that Jide released today (see below). That threat comes in the form of Chromebooks. Very, very soon these cheap laptops will have access to Android Apps from the Google Play Store. This does beg the question of do we need Remix OS on 2 in 1s, laptops and all in one PC’s? Only time will tell, but I look forward to putting this through it paces while we find out.

    The Remix Pro will be released in China first with the international release later in the summer. We will keep you informed of it as soon as we know more

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    Jide Technology continues to push forward the future of Android PCs with new hardware

    Multiple strategic partnerships and products announced at their 2016 Preview Event

     

    June 16, 2016 (Beijing, China) – Jide Technology, the creators of Remix OS, today announces multiple new devices and partnerships that continue to push forward the future of Android PCs. These partnerships also highlight Jide’s growth as the company is able to preinstall Remix OS on an increasing number of devices and form factors, giving users more options to run Android on desktop environments. The key announcements are detailed below:

     

    Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet

    Following the success of the company’s own Remix Mini hardware, Jide has unveiled their second generation productivity tablet – the Remix Pro. This will also be the first device that supports Remix OS 3, an upgrade that represents a migration to Android Marshmallow and additional stability and bug fixes. The Remix Pro will first be available in the Chinese market. International availability will be confirmed at a later date.

     

    Key specifications:

    • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 8-core processor
    • GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 510 GPU
    • Memory: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM; 32GB eMMC internal storage; microSD slot supports up to 256GB storage expansion
    • Screen: 12” Full-HD Retina IPS 10-point touch screen; 2160x1440p
    • Cameras: 5MP front/8MP rear
    • Connectivity: WLAN with 2.4Ghz/5Ghz duo frequency supports 802.11a/b/g protocol, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct
    • Dimensions & weight: 207mm x 289.5mm x 6.9mm; 640g
    • Power: Supports quick charge; 9,000 mAh

     

    Android-x86 Open Source Project founder joins Jide

    Chih-Wei Huang, Android-x86 Open Source Project creator and accomplished developer, has officially joined Jide Technology as the x86 Technology Lead. Possessing a wealth of experience as the originator of the Android-x86 Open Source Project that ports Android to PC desktops, Huang will be a key member in further developing Jide’s Remix OS.

     

    Chih-Wei Huang explains his move to Jide, “Linux was created as a desktop OS, but it’s actually the only space that the operating system hasn’t truly dominated. I joined Jide because I think Remix OS is best route to establish Linux as a key player in the desktop OS space.” The first project the seasoned software engineer will be working on is a limited release Acer concept laptop running Remix OS on an Intel x86 chip.

     

    Acer Aspire ES1-131 running Remix OS

    Through a close collaboration with Acer, Jide has unveiled an Intel-based laptop running Remix OS out of the box. The concept laptop will be released on a limited basis firstly in the Chinese market. Jide has worked on developing Remix OS for this hardware that will run an optimized version of Remix OS for PC. It represents an evolutionary shift in computing- an Android-based Intel laptop. The development work done on the ES1-131 will also significantly improve the user experience on the free download of Remix OS for PC.

     

    Key specifications:

    • CPU: Intel Celeron N3150/4-core/1.60GHz
    • Memory: 4GB; 500GB internal storage
    • Screen: 11.6” HD / 1366 x 768
    • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet; WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0
    • Dimensions & weight: 291mm x 211mm x 21.2mm; 1.25kg

     

    Remix OS PC box solution for OEMs

    In addition to the Remix Pro, Jide also showcased their second generation Remix OS PC box. This device is still under development and will be offered as an affordable solution for OEM brands interested in Remix OS 3 running on a lightweight and accessible device.

     

    Key specifications:

    • CPU: Rockchip 3368 8-Core 64bit ARM Cortex – A53 1.5GHz
    • Memory: 1GB/2GB DDR3; 8GB/16GB eMMC; microSD slot (up to 128GB memory expansion)
    • Operating system: Remix OS 3 (based on Android 6.0); OTA support
    • Connectivity & ports: WLAN 802.11.b/g/n 2.4G; Ethernet (100Mps); BT 4.0; 2x USB Type A; HDMI 2.0 supports up to 4K @60fps
    • Supported codecs & formats: MPEG/VMA/WAV/AAC/AMR/MIDI; JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/WEBP;
    • Video output: MPEG – 1/2/4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, MVC, VC-1, Motion JPEG/H.265 4Kx2K @60fps/H.264 4Kx2K @30fps/MVC, VP8 2160P@30fps

     

    AOC Mars All-in-One PC

    In addition to the 24” AOC All-in-One (AIO) PC running Remix OS that Jide announced at CES Asia 2016, the product line will now also include 22” and 32” inch options. All three models will share the following key specifications:

     

    • CPU: Amlogic S905/4-core/64 Byte/ARM Cortex – A53/2GHz
    • GPU: 5-core/ARM Mali 450/750MHz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB/64GB internal storage
    • Screen: 22”/24”/32”FullHD @60Hz
    • Connectivity: Ethernet; WiFi
    • Ports: 4 USB 2.0 (32” – 3 USB 2.0), 1 HDMI, Audio out, 2 built in speakers
    • Weight: 3.9kg

     

    “2016 has been an incredibly exciting year for Jide Technology, highlighted by the launch of Remix OS for PC and the several quality partners that we have been fortunate to announce,” said Jide Technology CEO and co-founder Jeremy Chau. “When we first started out more than 2 years ago, no one quite got what we were trying to achieve. Now, companies and brands that we have always admired are reaching out to us. It’s a win-win situation as we continue to push the capabilities of Android PCs.”

     

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  • Panasonic goes rough with the ToughPad FZ-A2

    Our smart gadgets are great, that’s for sure, but they break all too easily. In the end, if you’re going to use a tablet or smartphone outside of a soft, cushioned room; you’ll need to wrap it in a case or a cover and definitely never ever drop the thing. It’s like wrapping your brand new BMW in a load of bubble-wrap just do nobody scratches it or dents the thing.
    Panasonic goes rough with the ToughPad FZ A2
    So, if you want to use a tablet out in the “real world” then you’d be wise to get a “tough” one. Now Panasonic (remember them?) have introduced the ToughPad FZ-A2 – an Android 10.1 tablet which can be used in showrooms, workshops, as a point-of-sale device or out on the road. It’s slim (16.4mm) and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Android for Work baked in. It’s powered by a 2.4GHz quad-core CPU and has 4GB of RAM with 32GB storage to ensure that it’s quick to use.

    That 10.1″ screen has a 1920×1200 resolution and is “highly visible” outside. You also get GPS, USB outputs, a HDMI output and a microSD card slot. There’s also the option of adding 4G or a barcode reader if you need it.

    The battery is removable and will see you through a 9-hour shift. As you can see, it’s rebust enough to deal with whatever you can throw at it – it can be dropped from 120cm and is water and dust resistant. Head to www.toughbook.eu to get details or to buy one. The Toughpad FZ-A2 will be available from July 2016 at a starting price of £939. Panasonic also do other tough Android and Windows tablets.

    Oh, and head here for a glossy brochure.

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