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post #11 of 19
Already beating the new iPad in screen quality? That was fast. The screen is often one of the main advantages to an iPaid.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post

For some reason i've also noticed Overclock.net doesn't seem to be very interested in Kindle tablets. I've posted in several threads about the new HD, HDX 7" and HDX 8.9 as tablet suggestions but I generally don't get a response. I think it may be because they run Fire OS 3.0, a forked version of 4.2.2, rather than a more vanilla version of Android.

Regardless of this, they're absolutely amazing values. For $139.99 you can buy the New Kindle Fire HD, which is a 100% functional, lagg free device. They where on sale for $118 and I actually bought another one because that's a ridiculous value. You can download the 1Mobile App store as well as the .APK for the Google Play store and still get applications from the Amazon app store. Not to mention, it's the only Android based device with a functioning Amazon Instant Video application. Oh, and let's not forget A++ customer support and easy replacements/troubleshooting tips.

As far the HDX devices go, for $229 you get a tablet with better specifications than the Nexus 7 (2013) and 24/7 lifetime support on your device with Mayday. For $379, it's the same situation, a 8.9" device with 2560 x 1600 resolution and 24/7 support. Not to mention the origami cases are absolutely amazing.

That is 110% the reason why nobody talks about them on this forum. While the device itself seems nearly perfect from a hardware perspective, not having GApps and the Play Store is just too much of a disadvantage compared to the Nexus 7. Obviously there may be potential for rooting/flashing custom roms on it to remove that limitation, but at that point some people would just prefer to buy Google's device and never have to worry about updates.
    
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post #13 of 19
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Already beating the new iPad in screen quality? That was fast. The screen is often one of the main advantages to an iPaid.

Yep. It's using LTPS which is an even better tech than IGZO, but with the former they couldn't produce enough units and it would require a complete retooling of the production facilities. I don't see Apple shifting to LTPS, so hopefully there will be some solid improvements to IGZO by next year.

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post #14 of 19
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That is 110% the reason why nobody talks about them on this forum. While the device itself seems nearly perfect from a hardware perspective, not having GApps and the Play Store is just too much of a disadvantage compared to the Nexus 7. Obviously there may be potential for rooting/flashing custom roms on it to remove that limitation, but at that point some people would just prefer to buy Google's device and never have to worry about updates.

But why would that stop enthusiasts? I mean it was a HUGE deal when HP tablets running the horrible WebOS operating system went on sale for $150 because you could root them. Now Amazon sells a tablet for $130 that runs an OS that actually functions properly and allows for the Google Play store to be installed and nobody is interested? Not to mention tablets with 2.5GHZ Quad Core Snapdragon processors and ridiculously high quality screens.

You mention enthusiasts not wanting to have to root devices, however we all go out of our way to build our PC's and install our own operating systems, we don't go out and buy pre-built systems for the simple convenience. I don't know about you, but I get an absolute thrill out of modifying technology whether it's software or hardware based.

By the way, Chromecast does work with the new Kindle devices All you need to do is install the 1Mobile app store, download the Chromecast application, set up your Chromecast and viola, works with Netflix and the YouTube app.



Don't get me wrong, I think Apple's iPad's are fabulous devices. I think they're sleek, they function well and their screens looks great. However the biggest disadvantages I see with iPad's are the 4:3 resolutions and of course the price point. Everything I watch or stream on a tablet is 16:9 and I enjoy widescreen displays much more in general. I also just don't see myself spending more than $400 on a tablet device at this time.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 11/6/13 at 10:06pm
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Atleast fo me, the biggest turn off of the Kindle tablets is the OS. Even though u can rooat it and all but these would never have as much dev support as Nexus or Samsumg tabs. I see Kindles more like a consumption device for Amazon services and nothing else.

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wait you can use google play with the kindle now? im getting one, Definately, eventually, probably
 
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wait you can use google play with the kindle now? im getting one, Definately, eventually, probably

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/ipad-and-tablets/how-to-get-the-google-play-store-on-the-kindle-fire-hd-50010454/
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post #18 of 19
Honestly if you are considering the Kindle you should be an amazon prime member. If you are an amazon prime member there is no reason to consider any other line of tablets if you are buying primarily for content consumption.
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post #19 of 19
The display for all Nexus devises are never really good because how cheap they sell. They need a lot of calibration. My Nexus 4 looks really bad. After i calibrated it with human eye only i was able to get it very close to iPad colors.
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