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?

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7 responses to “Teclast X98 Air 3G: XDA Slap

  1. Yep, it’s true Google Play gets a forced close error. But the fix is quite easy, however some people aren’t good with things like that so it’s best to avoid this tablet if you can’t root and install a couple of Apk’s (3 to be exact) I think Teclast don’t really care, sad but true. This person should get a Nexus 9 and be happy knowing Play will work.

  2. Gorka

    Are you aware of anyone sharing the patch with teclast so that they become aware of the interest some advance users are putting on these devices to make them to work properly?

  3. sznaps

    Probably thisX10HD 3G tablet is that which will officialy announced in 15.12.2014r?

  4. grenness

    I think one major problem initially is that several/most Google services are blocked in China so Teclast aren’t able to test the functionality of these features before shipping the units. That’s what they told me when I first tested my P98 3G Octa-core Android tablet.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_China_censorship_of_Google_services
    Of course they should be able to implement patches later based on (what I would believe would be) much feedback from customers outside China, but that doesn’t seem to be happening.

    • It doesn’t mean they can’t have people outside of China do the testing. Teclast must have some sales reps based outside of China or executives who travel who can at least find out if it works. Hong Kong isn’t far away to test from.

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