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What can I do with this Android tablet?





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 02.09.2013 3:46am
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Southern Comfort
silently judging all of you



I'm messing around with my aunt's tablet at the moment, with intentions of buying it from her.  It's an Archos 97 Carbon, 10", Ice Cream Sandwich, 16gb with a 16gb microSD card, wifi only (specs say it has a gps reciever in it, but fuck if I can make it work).  I've already installed a rooted and tweaked rom (it came factory with a 512mb app partition, the custom is the same firmware w/ 2gb app partition and rooted).

And I thought I would get a lot more use out of it than I have.

I've added my book collection (using Aldiko), a smattering of music (and really want a better player than stock), a couple games, and a TI-89 emulator.  What other cool shit can I do with it?

Things that sound interesting:  using it as a makeshift Cintiq, using it as a remote control, using it to text friends/something something Facetime (for free!), using it as a portable cookbook, using it for amateur meteorology, browsing a fuckload of porn watching video and saving what I want to keep, etc.




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 02.09.2013 12:20pm


Zubis
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If you have an Amazon/Kindle account, download the Kindle app and turn it into a Kindle Fire.




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 02.10.2013 9:42am


Som
Genitals are Funny



Honestly, i use my nexus 7 for very little. Playing Simpsons tapped out while im shiting and i got a SNES emulator on it. Good for Facebook, twitter and other social media stuff as well if im away from my main PC. Ordered a cheap bluetooth speaker for it so i can have a good music player anywhere in the house.




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 02.15.2013 4:49am
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Southern Comfort
silently judging all of you



Yeah, I was afraid as much.  Tablets/smartphones are mainly useful to Twitter on the shitter.

Maybe if I ever got a Surface.  So much more I can do with an actual PC in tablet format.




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 02.18.2013 1:34pm


Arckanghel
Pirate.



When I had one for work I used it to edit Google Docs a lot and keep track of all sorts of info and videos of presentations I needed. One can make gifs pretty systematically if one is into that. SNES emulators are where it's at though. Other than that, it does little more than a smartphone does. So if the gaming portion doesn't get you, it's a mildly more useful e-book.




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 02.19.2013 8:48am


Som
Genitals are Funny



it's a lil clumsy, but if you are going to play SNES games on it with an emulator, get a controller, i found the on screen touch controls too weird. only game i got use to it with was FF6




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 02.20.2013 2:54am
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Southern Comfort
silently judging all of you



I'll be really honest, and say what I truly want out of a tablet is a Cintiq that doesn't cost a thousand bucks.  Doesn't look like it's a go, though.

(I could do more with it if it was a 3G tablet, but it's not.  Wifi only means it's only useful at home.)




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 02.20.2013 9:00am


Arckanghel
Pirate.



Ya, the move away from 3G/4G tablets has really left me asking what I want it for... It makes the tablet a really large version of my phone without the connectivity that makes it a useful lightweight device.




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