At a B&N with baaad WiFi.
Two hands-on items:
1) The hidden browser trick no longer works.
2) I haven’t seen this elsewhere: Tapping three times on Software Version will open up Developer Options! There’s a bloody ton of stuff in there.
Have also really peered at that screen. I’d love to have a tabletized one for Google Books PDFs.
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DigiTimes — a sketchy source that is absolutely correct this time, though very late to catch on: Some China white-box tablet vendors shifting to other product lines.
I had a post in the works that I never published. Its title was: America Doesn’t Need Tablets From China Brands. We Have Amazon For That Shit.
So I note with some glee this passage in the DigiTimes piece:
Since brand vendors such as Amazon have been launching inexpensive tablet products to compete for market share, many white-box and small tablet brand vendors have forced out of the market.
The Kindle ate the Sony Reader.
Now the Kindle Fire line of shit — and that’s what it is, have you seen them in person yet? does Bezos have no shame? — is eating China-branded tablets.
There’s only one tablet left due to be released in China that I’m even mildly interested in: The Xiaomi MiPad 2.
No other company is producing anything that interests me any longer.
So, you lot out there better start reading more of TECHTablets.
And for that one asshole who whined about my saying Chuwi, etc, are electronics — not tablet — companies, go bite yourself. On. Your. Dick.
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