Daily Archives: December 13, 2014

Teclast X98 Air 3G: XDA Slap

I was dipping into some of the many, many, many posts about the two Teclast X98 tablets over at XDA (there are waaaay too many for me to catch up on, especially since they did away with the Print View express version of reading them), when I came across this one from November 19, 2014, #410:

This is amazing, I recommended the Teclast X98 Air 3G with Android 4.4.2 hardware to a friend, a 2nd friend also ordered it and wow, what a piece of crap software is this that came with the tablet? Chrome browser crashes, the stock browser showing errors here and there.

The hardware is okay, nicely crafted, but seriously, it also came with a non working Google Playstore? This is a joke. Don’t get me wrong, appreciate all your efforts fixing all this, yet I am very disappointed by the company putting this banana ware on the market that costs every buyer so much effort fixing it.

This product is not ready to market and if you are still consider buying it, do not and look for better alternatives, shiny and great hardware is not everything. Teclast does a great job with the hardware, but software? Not convincing, not convincing at all.

I wonder if Teclast is even aware of the Google Play issue inside of China?


Filed under Android

Brief User Report: Chuwi Vi8


Over at Weibo (translation works only in Chrome).

The translation is maddeningly ambiguous at some points.

Previously here:

Chuwi Formally Announces Vi8
Want An Eight-Inch Windows Tablet? Wait.


Filed under Windows Tablets

FutureMark 3D Phone/Tablet Rankings

The FutureMark 3D people have published: 200 Best Smartphones and Tablets December – 2014

What I found interesting weren’t the game-related benchmarks, but two others: Work Battery Life and Work Performance.

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Filed under Android

Teclast X10HD 3G: Dual-Boot, Big Screen, 64GBs Storage

Thanks to Dudeonyx in Comments for pointing out a very interesting tablet I seem to have missed over the past week!


This is a 10.1-inch IPS screen at 2560 x 1600 with an Intel Z3736F at a peak frequency of 2.16GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 64GBs of internal storage, microSD card slot, micro-HDMI-out, microUSB port (OTG), Bluetooth 4.0, docking connector (for a keyboard), WiDi, GPS via China-compatible 3G (WCDMA + GSM), and an 8,000 mAh battery. It’s dual-boot Android/Windows 8.1.

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Filed under Android, Windows Tablets