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mr. ed

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Posted: 06/10/22 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm relatively new to Android devices. I'm a long-time Windows user, and also experienced with the iPad.

Besides my Samsung Android phone, I now own 2 fairly new ONN (Walmart brand) Android tablets (8" & 10.1", both running Android 11) plus an RCA android tablet with detachable keyboard (it only runs Android 6, and can't be upgraded, and is extremely slow). I've found the Android OS to be very intuitive, and not difficult to learn. I think I own enough devices for now. [emoticon]

So, nothing important..I just wanted to squawk a little. [emoticon]


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Posted: 06/10/22 01:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sort of the opposite. I've used Mac laptops for years and years, but never got an iPhone. Have always had Android cell phones. Don't plan on changing my ways in the future.


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Posted: 06/10/22 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ll support the notion that Android is a better option than Windows for a variety of reasons unless you have a need for software that only runs on Windows. Glad you are happy with your choice of OS. I’ve heard but good things about Android.

I standardized on IOS and thus far we have two iPhones XR’s, two iPads - one a 5+ yo Pro, two Apple watches, one Apple TV, and two cars with Apple CarPlay. All running current version of IOS. I have an old Windows Surface I use for doing my taxes but that ends next year and it’ll be recycled.


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I have install Remix_OS_for_PC_Android_M_64bit_B2016112101 (a PC version of android for PC on my laptop) and have been working 7 days to try to understand android so I can run some android games that my grand-son likes on a larger screen. I have also tried "BlueStacks".

Still not happy with the results.


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Just as OP, long time Windows phone user. Replaced with android Nokia phone two years ago, still getting updates.


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mr. ed wrote:

I've found the Android OS to be very intuitive, and not difficult to learn. I think I own enough devices for now.


Have likely, the same RCA tablet.. Have a 2nd "kiddie" Android More in a sec) And an Android phone plus two Chromebook (Which run android (limited) as well as Linux)

Going from Windows to 'Droid.. about a 2 seconds of learning. Do not use IOS as for much of what I do it's an "incompatible Operating System" but I've had occasion to work on IOS devices.. No problem.

I got the Kiddie tablet to run one program RS-MS1A from ICOM.
The tablet links via Blue Tooth to my Icom ID-5100 D-Star 2-way radio (This is a Ham Radio you need a license. Technician or better).

The program has several modules/screens. the default screen is basically the radio's "Dash" (On screen display) for the main channel (This radio has both a Main and a Sub) But the is also a "MAP" page. if the other station is transmitting GPS as part of his header it will display his location.. It has a "Messenger" page. Like the messenger feature on your phone. It has a Photo Share We can send pictures to one another. And of course all the obligatory application control pages. I can easily use the tablets for other stuff. but considering the cost (About 60 bucks) That's about all I use the kiddie tablet for.

Actually.. that is a whole lot of computing power.
There is also a 2nd program I could use with a different radio but.... I don't.. because as cheap as that Tablet is. the Raspberry Pi Zero W that handles that task $10.00

But the tablet can control that program via HTTP... Or "Adjust" it via SSH.


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Posted: 06/10/22 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting. I know little about Android. TY.


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Posted: 06/11/22 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had forgot to mention, the lower cost of Android devices. Both of my Android tablets together cost about half of my iPad ( I still think the iPad is a higher quality device, though). Anyhow, I’m still completely satisfied with my 2 ONN tablets. Well see, over time, how well they hold up. Still, they’re cheap enough to replace even if they’ve lasted for only a year or less (it’s not even worth paying for an extended warranty IMHO).

* This post was edited 06/13/22 06:20am by mr. ed *

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