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#26 2011-07-30 08:12:29

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Re: Tablets $75 or less at CVS ? Netbooks too(Kmart $89) ?

Tablets and netbooks will be used by schools, if a scheduler application is included. to fulfill assignment for home work, organize study of text books read on computer screen. And of course knowledge of wrok load each day. We learn how life is, a schedule of duties to perform, eating sleeping and work and play.

One laptop per child had emphasized the lack of electricity around the world, which it can not remedy. But it missed the teaching of schedule of duties to perform and getting ready for tasks. Scheduler software is missing, to teach students responsibility.

OLPC had hardware which is designed by integration of semiconductors, but the circuit was too expensive to make. Today, the circuit will be mainframe design instead of PC design. Computers will have only cpu and memory, display will be TV(hdmi) and data inputer will be touch screen. Battery will last a much longer time during use. $99 for a teaching tool(cost less than $60 even with best quality control).

Children may learn by themselves and be street wise(smarts). But schooling is mostly learning by subjects of knowledge passed on by many generations of scholars.

So, tablets and netbooks will have search engines to supplement text books for more complete knowledge to learn, especially application of knowledge learned. It is designed to work for you all your life.

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There are many kinds of scheduler, the basic is calender scheduler for your own activities, then it uses more detailed database for timed slots of project or contacts, etc. Scheduler software is a spread sheet.

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#27 2011-08-01 22:00:36

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Re: Tablets $75 or less at CVS ? Netbooks too(Kmart $89) ?

Tablets and netbooks have too many USB ports each has to support 500 ma, which means a 5v 1.5 amp AC adapter has to be used on one of the USB connectors.  Otherwise the battery could be draw down and fail.

For marketing in department and drug stores, the QC has to be tightened. To save money, incoming inspection can be replaced with staff to supervise outgoing QC inspection at the vendor inspection station. Make sure more inspectors signed off on the reports.

Expected volume maybe one scheduler per person. Distribution system may even include grocery stores. Making list of items to be purchased part of the calender scheduler software.

This project is very interesting. We are now making the manufacture of tablets and netbooks practical. Cloud computing will be on mobile webpages mainly of text.

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#28 2011-08-03 05:33:51

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Finally, we have two each Sylvania tablets and netbooks to be disassembled to see where the hardware failed in  use.

First, the tablets, one has lcd broken(connection to pixels inside the white plastic back where parts were glued) and the other has touch screen broken(lcd has metal casing in the back where parts are glued). The touch screen broken also broke motherboard somehow. So, we managed to exchange the broken lcd and managed to get one tablet working. But putting the case back together, stopped it from working because of the way parts are glued together. The flexible circuit sockets need alignment and pressing on the folds on the flexible tape shifts the socket connection. Consumer electronics assembly often has cheap methods of putting things together.

The circuit itself is simple. Cpu, drams, nand 2 gB and hdmi chip with USB chipset and WiFi daughter board. and lcd lighting with microphone daughter board.

This explains the slow image loading on booting the system to Samsung drams of 128 mB of memory(64 mB each chip).

Its cheap and quite usable if your environment of the tablet is protected from shock. Meaning the electronics does not shift in the case. More experience of the flexible circuits(thickness) in the next few generation of design will make it perfect. Its cheap because the computer circuit has a minimum of chip count. The bill of material design is simplified in video and chipset from the IBMPC design, and yet speed can be further improved easily, if nand flash chips will have more non-volatile sram up to 512 mB internally.

Its encouraging to see the circuit design, but discouraging to see glued boards to the lcd panel, making repair wishy washy at best. Weight of parts had to be secured from shock and vibration to have an expectable mtbf(mean time between failure). Such expectation of future success only takes one good mechanical engineer to package the circuits for uninterrupted tablet 5-10 year service.

When Sylvania changes specifications, its time to make decision to buy good tablets.

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9 volt switching(1-10 mhz) AC adapter can work at 1.0 amp(2.0 amp is ample) with amplified electrolytic input capacitors. Tantalum capacitors are also being used in other parts of the circuits. With two USB sockets one for otg which has power supply, the AC adapter can have only 1.5 amp supply.

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#29 2011-08-04 19:49:59

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Now that we know tablets and netbooks are consumer electronics design and very flimsy, can not take shock and vibration, we can make it rugged with thicker flexible tape and spot glue heavy parts together but easy to cut out and replace.

The ARM cpu is also a problem, since it has many versions, operating system has to be very simple so each version can be used with common compatibility. There are snapdragon that is strictly for cdma phones, and some ARM has DSP coprocessor, then there are the ARM official versions. It is important to reserve thumb2 branch prediction for webpage operating system branch instructions(javascript and supporting binary ascii codes). ARM cpu is really matured in the cellphone environment. Now its borrowed from smartphones to display webpages of very elementary formats. We are asking Adobe flash player to support ARM cpu Mpeg4/h.264/active-x directory and eliminate most of the other protocols on the webpage. YouTube needs to run special display application to see their streaming video in ARM computers.

This interestingly, will consolidate enterprise system data centers universally around the world with standard protocol that never will be changed by one single graphics programmer doing open source. Consider the fact that you can lose million or billions of potential customers not able to see your webpage due to incompatible codes. Today, people think that you should comply to see their incompatible webpage by using different browsers. Tablets and netbooks will mean they are more important to serve than a single programmer excluding customers by different protocol standards.

Twitter just today, excluded all the Firefox6 browser users; no complete webpage can be displayed, no sms messages can be inputted.

So, hardware and software eventually will observe backward compatibility that escaped us recently, in the last few years with the open source craziness. There is now a market resistance to buy computers 3/4 times the lowest price just to have webpage compatibility. Lowering the bar, can do more business, is obviously not market researched enough.

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#30 2011-08-06 13:34:52

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We have acquired a MID Android 2.1.2 tablet to compare with Sylvania WinCE functions. While WinCE is embedded solution, it is better thought out. Android retains too many cooks spoiled the soup problems of Linux philosophy.

One of its killer apps is the calender scheduler. But switching from square workspace to rectangular workspace, it can not be switched back. Switching workspace needs reformatting data which is always a problem in Linux fonts anti-aliasing software modules. This illustrates why Androids will get many returns from customers like in the old days of netbooks sold with Linux OS. Its sad to see Google did not work out an Android philosophy using Linux open source, instead just do it without thinking. Why Linux is bugs galore, because of data presentation and graphics with too many choices.

WiFi does not work, due to no radio signal and list of hotspots to connect. It looks like software not properly designed(no understanding of WiFi connect sequence of steps, use of dhcp to get your ip address from gateway router). WiFi turn off and disconnects after trying to connect to an available hotspot upto 51% signal strength.

Camera does not work with my photo. 3G USB modem not included.

So, by Xmas, Android will get a popularity rejection much similar to the netbook crowd selling Linux preinstalled with too many bugs.

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Linux dependency problems are basically kernel version introduced, also by GCC versions. It creates over 2000 bugs in RPM, 10,500 in Suse, and 562 in Debian; each time kernel version number changes. Linus Torvalds does not believe in backward compatibility; he tries to fix the new kernels to get rid of old bugs creating more new bugs in the process, because of new file names and must blacklist symlinks, etc..

Android can survive, if it simplify graphics, and file names to a minimum. Reduce library of dependency files. We have been encouraging TinyCore and SliTaz for this reason, to give a minimum performance without bugs but to use full features of the Android hardware design(WiFi, ARM, nand and USB)..

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#31 2011-08-07 06:36:18

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Android ereader PanDigital is a well made design internally But the touch screen of 1/16" thick can be shattered.

This makes the tablets very bad as an investment. Most of these businesses will be bankrupted by customers discovering shoddy merchandise.. It shows China has very poor quality control.

On netbooks, they have poor design in the way flexible circuit is attached to the lcd. This is the reason of sudden death or DOA of dark screens or screens of many vertical lines.

on the other hand, portable DVD has very few bad lcd(resolution requires a simpler flexible circuit).. they are more mature designs. People learned quality control. Tablet flexible circuits are twice as wide with twice the wiring.

So, they probably will have to return to using two separate flexible circuits(more linewidth per circuit) for tablet lcds to get better mtbf(meantime before failure).

Its a long hard road to learn consumer electronics design criteria.

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Tablets and netbooks now use twice the resolution on their lcd compared to portable DVD players.

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#32 2011-08-08 14:47:17

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LCD connection to motherboard may have to use radio frequency(upto 75 ghz) to USB bus. This will make lcd panels never spoiled by flexible circuit breakage. and can make lcd resolution any high definition, changes will be very easy just a swap of new lcd panel(same radio data channel). This standard has to be setup for tablets.

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#33 2011-08-12 08:47:11

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Sylvania tablets and netbooks used two types of lcd. One has plastic back and one has steel back. The plastic back lcd has better flexible circuit connection, and larger display area(slightly).

If you are lucky and got the plastic backed lcd, you might have a netbook that will last longer. It also came with WinCE which has been tested for bugs and found none. The Android on their tablet has more bugs.

This may mean the reason that CVS now has only the Sylvania netbook in their glass case. $99 discounted from $129.

So, this may end the investigation on tablets and netbooks using ARM cpu for this Xmas. Hopefully next year will bring better quality control and more children can use WinCE. Add a calender scheduler, it must.

WinCE can not do online banking(IE6 version number, IE7 can do online banking). And Yahoo is too slow now with too much webpage content(need to subdivide into vertical webpage for netbook vertical resolution).

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#34 2011-08-14 13:43:25

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Tablets are very prominently displayed in computer stores for over $300 Drug stores now only display netbooks $99. $99 tablets have screen broken qnd/or not power on problems on ebay. This give you an idea of our discussion above on two pages. The software of $300-500 tablets and netbooks are more comprehensive. The $99 devices are more primitive, but minimalistic. The differences are a mere few killer apps. The expensive tablets have legacy apps that people are familiar. The $99 tablets and netbooks use merely internet apps to give users opportunities to find them.

So, portals are essential such as MSN or msnbc for news. Yahoo needed to be indexed. AOL is another choice for portal. From portals you can also search for net apps. Google instant search as a webpage(Home) is handy.

For any internet device you pretty nuch start with search engine to enrich your life of a knowledge base second to none. Mypoints search can have all the results from bing, yahoo and google and still give you points to cash back for rewards. It proves $99 tablets and netbooks can make money on the internet(no purchase takes two years to make $50 on mypoints).

So, the fun begins at the internet. Where is the money(click for money) or rewards for using certain credit cards($50-200 once), or start banking for rewards(upto $150 cash back watch for terms and conditions)?

In the meantime, WEC7 is ready for ARMv7 and IE7 with Adobe 10.1 support. IE7 will have some IE9 flavors.
this new operating system may make it this Xmas to replace wincCE6 and IE6 on ARMv4 tablets and netbooks alike. Tablets will have multitouch screen.

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#35 2011-08-15 10:07:27

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It seems that we are pushing ARM cpu against IBMPC architecture, not realizing that ARM circuit is smartphone at best. How can smartphone replace IBMPC?

The big question is answered by the adoption of digital TV by the US government. The video protocol is now mpeg4/h.264(mjpeg zoom+mp3). This means smartphones are using hdmi video format to watch ipTV. The new computer circuits are much simpler. Phone plus TV and surf on internet.

So this is the way the ball bounces.

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#36 2011-08-18 10:30:02

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We have requested Mocrosoft to autoupdate WCE6. WEC7(IE7) is already out, but not yet on the market in tablets and netbooks.

Android 2.2 can be autoupdated in all aspects oncluding apps from the market.

This means android tablets and netbooks will stay with v2.2. Chrome browser will be autoupdated.

Since Firefox and Adobe autoupdate their software, your computer whatever is the bramd is constantly up to date.

Linux distros will fall by the wayside doing repository updates or rolling updated versions on kernel version change. Debian had used synaptic apt-get to request autoupdate from repository many years ago. It should work as well as the usual get on internet and its autoupdated. It just means synaptic needs to have a data code for autoupdate steps to bring distros up to date. Its that simple, distros have version number then dated updates or builds.

So much for future of software maintenance.

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#37 2011-08-20 09:21:11

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HP announced WebOS tablets and smartphones will not be offered.  Also their desire to sell their PC business and buy a search engine business. This is telling us the future of IBMPC as a platform. HP is the largest PC manufacturer.

WebOS is not quite ready to compete based on functionality and price points; also market distribution system.

Internet wifi devices will saturate when apps began to limit the use of websites(protocol diversification).

They are no longer desktops, but devices to replace phone and TV using some computer functions.

ipTV is still missing as a TV selection device. You can view 7000 stations on YouTube, but not an easy way to select a TV station to watch by clicking an icon. This has to be worked out. You probably only need local TV. Or language TVs.

ipTV websites are now indexed on subject and content available. TV stations can not be selected by website. This may slow sown the popularity of tablets and netbooks.

So far ipTV is used for people who have missed the broadcasting timing, catch up on permanent data storage on internet. PBS is the only one with a list of websites for their free broadcasts.

You can however get radio stations on website selection.

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#38 2011-08-22 10:41:47

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This new trend of enterprise system is not sudden. It started with smartphone, and in 2007 the adoption of digital TV. Digital TV changed the display format to 16:9 for movie wide screen.

It took computer people by surprise going forward the same way for over 20 years.

Now its clear, consumer electronics people can design enterprise system devices cheaply, and usability wise affordable.

In terms of economical development, third world countries now can catch up without delays. Simplicity in semiconductor production made the technology available immediately. Ion deposition made thin film transistors easy.

So, this is the way the ball bounces. Any computer companies may fall be the wayside. Quick adaptation is needed to save their business.

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#39 2011-09-01 08:34:56

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HP and webOS tablets found a home(249,000 sold), if cost is down to $99. If the market is $99ea then cost can be designed, down to make a profit. Such is the way to find a business model.

So, WebOS will survive. Apps are cheap. Basic function of embedded device is not costly. Hardware parts will need to be mass produce and assemble time reduced by design.

Cost of tablets are low when lcd from portable DVD is designed into tablets. Larger lcd still cost more.

This Xmas will be interesting when gifts are less costly.

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#40 2011-10-08 19:11:12

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Drug stores are stocking Craig tablets at $99 each and will have discounts from time to time. Software is Android 2.2 with USB. Android 3.0/3.1 started back into netbook operating system. The difference is the desktop attention for netbooks to work with enterprise systems in data centers. Which, we discovered that data centers are ethernet switching hubs not yet WiFi compatible in traffic control.

Wifi traffic control is ondemand webpage downloads in one packet. Most internet operation is still webpage listing of 28 links and often stalled on some busy links(denial at DNS server) unable to complete any webpage download for the longest time.

Netbooks are now avoided by retail stores. Tablets are priced right.. The next generation of tablets, probably will not load operating system into 256 mB of ddr memory(too slow).

So, tablets still have room to grow or improve in year 2012.

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#41 2011-10-09 04:57:40

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Touch screen and lcd are two glass panels. Unfortunately, the touch screen may shatter but remain in one piece. Most tablets have USB ports, and can use mouse to replace defective touch screen. Have a USB mouse ready like I did.

Only a few older Wifi units are not sensitive enough for weak radio signals. And require waiting for the transistors to get hot before radio signals are received.

Many tablets require you to have the SD card slot filled before all the functions of the tablet will work. You have to buy one because tablet did not include one in their box. Drug stores sell both tablets and SD cards.

Tablets must have battery charged before using it? Battery is used to give you uninterrupted service. It keeps the time and date on the tablet.

People use thumb to program smartphones. Tablets are viewed holding by one hand; but it is not yet designed to program by two thumbs like blackberry. Desktop or laptop resting tablet is more convenient. Free your hands to use touch screen.

Have fun with tablet. Many things to learn.

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#42 2011-10-15 07:46:55

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one of the major learning tasks is the way ARM cpu is designed. While it is a 32 bit risc with the new thumb branch prediction, the analog part of the cpu has more specific capability. Which is the way cellphones communicate. GSM and cdma, now wifi /n mimo parallel data channels. People like Asus did not know how to use snapdragon(ARM cpu) on their netbook. They could have booted linux with cdma subscription to the central office. After that, the snapdragon netbook is just another linux i386 netbook. Puppy enthusiates are going to use broadcom ARM cpu. and probably has to boot free hotspot to get linux operating system online.

However, we are working with Microsoft on virtual wifi network, which will boot into available wifi hotspot on subscription. This may be redundant with (ARM11)broadcom hardware wifi /n or 3G. Virtual wifi network is already in older windows operating system by autoupdate. Just a question of turning it on.

Tablet or netbooks selling at $99 are using marvel ARM cpu, and it is different from snapdragon and others. Wifi/g and 3G only.

Linus did not understand the nature of the ARM cpu design. The operating system falls back to i386 risc GCC 3.4 compiled codes. Then apps has to conform to branch prediction instruction set of thumb or thumb2, otherwise 32bit becomes 8 bit. Wifi, 3g and cdma, are designed in features in the analog section. Linux foundation, then can support any of the ARM variation.

Its easy if you look at it as a cell(smart)phone, not a computer until its online. And its fun too, putting desktop tcl/tk apps on i386.

Why not boot into risc and desktop video display(large ram assignment for high resolution)? Then connect online. Its a question of efficient use of a minimum of drams or srams. video display(mpeg4/h.264 digital TV) is now RGB display of hdmi(720p-1080p for movies) no longer vga. Data transfer(reduced pixels) from online should use very little available ram.

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Prex0.4(4kB) is just a dialer of 3g and a text browser for display, as an operating system for cellphones Then you can add desktop apps and fancy display to become bloated.

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#43 2011-10-17 06:16:22

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These wifi tablets or netbooks lack bios to make software packages easy to work with on common grounds(bios). Embedded design of WinCE has problems of software data transfer among all the apps. Using .net framework has too large an overhead. We have to go back to ascii codes in posix packets and text messages as in mobile text webpages. Online fast banking made it fashionable.

The speed of the cpu is now as low as 300 mhz. 300 mbps maximum design on single core. Curently 540 kBps is plenty fast. So, cost effectiveness is more attractive than high cost eyecandy of wall papers.

Eventually, we are looking at 450 mbps mimo data transfer rates. the design of the tablets and netbooks will be at least 500 mhz and cpus will be used multicore or not.

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#44 2011-11-03 06:15:08

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Wall street is calling out PC is dead. Two companies are going to benefit from the technology change. The secret is Apple and Amazon. The products are iPad and Kindle. The foundation is cost effectiveness and the materialization of virtual wifi network built out. And Arris Group has a chance to lock on to the built out revenue.

Microsoft is doing the wifi traffic control software in their browser. So far is promising to lower the cost of wifi subscription(MSN ISP) at home. Free Wifi at stores and public places will make tablets as useful as personal secretary, order goods and services and pay for them(paperless transactions of digital wallet). Possibly, Microsoft will cash in with Windows9 operating system?

This change in the economy will create jobs and spread the popularity of tablets for business transactions(depending on how soon the virtual wifi network is built out).

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#45 2011-11-10 07:54:50

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When tablets are designed, we found out that webpages contain information that you searched keywords to get, So the cpu need efficiency in data transfer. speed up by instruction sets that can predict what data sequence is to be displayed. The trick is to reduce pictures to thumbnails transfer it, then expand back to original resolution all by zoom technology. So, the architecture of tablets are different, and you can not use it like IBMPC.

Once you see cloud computing first hand, you will know the usage of tablets are different. You don't want any desktop apps. You want smartphone apps that uses maps or wiki, etc. on the internet.

If you only work with IBMPC, you never realize the app stores have over 100,000 apps for use on the internet. The source of info and the middleware to make choices are the software you need. Desktop apps are text editors. smartphone apps are email related.

Drug stores selling tablets warn you that these tablets are not PC. And they are right. Its more than PC but for internet access only.

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#46 2011-11-16 20:29:48

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Many cheap tablets and netbooks use silicone rubber to hold parts in place, but it takes 15 minute to gel, slow down production, and not only time is money, but parts can shift while rubber gel..

The latest technology is to use cheap cookie tray to hold and clip in all the parts, giving up no wasted space. The main quality control improvement is more precise positioning of flexible cables that tie the electronics together. This higher quality assembly method is also used in the new ultra thin laptops. Cookie trays had for decades holding silicon wafers together for shipments.

So, this year Xmas trade tablets and netbooks may have less returns due to poor quality in assembly. It will be a question of whether Android 2.x will stick after purchase. Android had too many hidden macros that can accidentally change graphics to make tablets and netbooks not usable all of a sudden, such as the schedule software can change formats.

Well, if its not one thing its another. You are left with winCE tablets and netbooks. Which has very limited apps to download and use. So the tablets and netbooks are pretty much locked down. Making them limited to IE6 browser webpage download which is obsoleted by most secured websites like online banking.

There may still be time to do some quick online autoupdate on IE6 browsers, and publishing lists of macros(GTK+) that commands androids 2.x.

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#47 2011-11-24 07:41:10

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Tablets are now sold for price points. This Xmas around $65(free shipping).

But the gift is not complete until you add the price of a memory MicroSD card of at least 16($16) to 32 gB.

Some may even want to add a keyboard for the tablet to make it a netbook. Do they still sell netbooks? Yes, but maybe $99 for the laptop look.

The older tablets and netbooks maybe discounted further on android 2.2 operating system(GTK+ hidden macro display format problems). Black friday will test the market. On WinCE models(obsoleted IE6 browser included), never try to download new programs to add to your tablet and netbook. WinCE is embedded and hard to connect to shared files without bios. So, these devices are not internet computers, just webpage surfers with a few small desktop apps. But, there is a need for search engines to have displays, so tablets will find its home.

If you think that search engines display is not a huge market, people will still be buying standalone electronic dictionary or calculators. Then summary writing for too many answers became the killer app of ARM computer chips. Apple iPhone4s is testing water with speech to answer questions.

Students don't design Rasberry Pie motherboard computers, they use tablet answers to fit tests in their school exams. Small ARM pcboards are pretty much demo circuits for data transfer from wifi to display monitor.

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#48 2011-12-15 10:29:09

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Android tablets are better than WinCE simply because IE6 is obsolete. There is no choice here.

Android video is different from linux kernels, because you need video immediately on connection to wifi. The driver used is mali(encode/decode mpeg4/h.264 and accelerate). Later improved by Samsung Galaxy. Russians tried to port linux 3.0.9 to ARM motherboard, but did not use mali GPU drivers. Xorg vga drivers do not work with cga gpu.

The video is minimum in performance. If lcd is large, it need more video memory and accelerator. But the solution of reduced pixels transfer and zoom to higher resolution may win out in the end against accelerators.

So, the tablets moved on, but Apple features win out so far. Android is a follow the leader solution. Galaxy is being sued by Apple.

This Xmas, will determine the fate of low cost tablets using Android platform. But Android has problems with shared files, not being able to isolate functions hidden in share files to crash Android in GCC dependency library.

Low cost tablets may die the way netbooks died on Linux operating system and ported windows operating system. Dell just give up netbooks and tablets, this week. HP wanted to sell their PC business a few month ago.

So, the saga goes on. But the architecture of ARM platform will be carried on by Apple. Speech will take over many touch screen magic(multitouch velocity).

Cheaper tablets? Who knows, unless unix(speech) version can save it.

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#49 2012-01-08 12:46:19

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Kindle uses Android but wifi can not find Amazon website?

Its true. The solution is difficult when wifi router connected does not have DNS servers in 192.168.0.1? No way to download webpages until Chrome browser had DNS ip address in history or if not in history to redirect to an ip address of an DNS server on the internet.

This problem is also unresolved in Firefox and internet Express updates.

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#50 2012-01-20 21:53:53

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What we have is a problem with Androids that the tablet and netbook manufacturers tried to support. When they change the demo Android codes, google can no longer support these versions by autiupdate. Google search does have autoupdate capability as you type into the search dialog box.

If we don't get Google to support all the Android versions, the sales of Android devices will stop and Androids will be land fill material. Microsoft windows are supported by Redmond autoupdate(by error reports) to keep your computer serviced.

Firefox autoupdate and Adobe flash player autoupdate may temporarily support Androids? And keep it working correctly on the internet. Bit Firefox has problems with WiFi free hotspot router DNS server, each time it updates in the windows operating system.

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