More bad news for Android
No access to the official Market, slow processor, rubbish screen, outdated OS. It's devices like these that people will try, hate, decide that it's Android that's the problem and then go on to Apple.
Supermarket chain Asda is offering a low-cost tablet so folk on a shoestring can now pick up an 8in model for less than £100. The Archos Arnova 8 tablet is slightly behind the curve in tech-terms, running an outdated OS, Android 2.1 Éclair, on an 800 x 600 resistive touchscreen. Archos Arnova 8 The slate features built-in …
Can you root the device, install other stuff? Does the vendor support firmware updates? Is there a community doing so anyway?
Why not add value to the article and indicate whether the punters are buying "disposable" stuff or whether this kind of thing has a decent lifespan (outside of shiny circles, of course)?
I would say outside of shiney gadget circles.
I seem to recall there is even a gadget website called shinyshiny or similar (I'm too lazy to do the legwork to check.)
I like to think I'm harsh but fair. Plus the fact that the day isn't complete without gratuitous use of the word tosser.
Presumably shiny, as in cat-like ability to be distracted from the task in hand by the appearance of a new shiny object. As in, "I've got three seconds to decide which wire to cut to stop this bomb going --- ooh, shiny pliers! Yay, ni<BLAMMM>"....
Rule #1 of shiny circle club - don't let the real world impinge on your pursuit of the latest and shiniest
Given the choice of giving this or a £500 iPad to a 6 year old to play with, I know which one I'll go for!
If you're still wondering why, you've obviously never seen the bizarre substances that kids manage to summon from the bowels of Hell and, using just their dainty little pinkies, proceed to smear all over the front of any given touch screen device!
even if I was dumb enough to spend the cash on a apple fondle slab, I doubt I would be dumb enough to let a 6 year old play with it....
and it does say a lot about the apple fanbois, they would consider buying additional kit in the three figure range to protect the beloved fondle slab...