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Cortex A8 = ARMv7, ARM 11 = ARMv6. (nVidia has nothing on ARM when it comes to naming schemes)
Lol that is definitely confusing!
I asked that question because I saw this chart while looking at a Texas Instruments Cortex A8 7" (or WITSTECH A81E) Tablet:




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As for GPS you can still get decent location through WiFi, and there are offline maps applications (check out MapDroyd)

You can side-load the Android Marketplace onto it as well, but afaik there is no root yet (at least not a permanent one)
Will look in to that map option. As for Marketplace, sorry I didn't understand what you meant. When you say side-load, does that mean I have to do it manually? Doesn't it come with Marketplace? I'm and Android noob I'm afraid. The very limited experience I've had with Android was when I ran it on my N900 for a few days using NITDroid.


So everyone in favour of Archos 70?
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well there are quite a few that done run arm
witstech A81e which runs a cortex and runs 2.2
there is also the badpab that runs a cortex and 2.2 as well.
they are out there just have to know where to look and who to trust.
Cortex is an Arm processor. Please see here.

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Cortex A8 = ARMv7, ARM 11 = ARMv6. (nVidia has nothing on ARM when it comes to naming schemes)

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So everyone in favour of Archos 70?
The only other possibility I can think of is the G-Tab. It has the Tegra 2 (dual core) but a horrible UI. However, people have made some custom roms that seem to do quite well. I'd look into it on XDA or something if you don't mind some software work.
    
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I suggest the HP Touch-smart Tm2. It's expensive. I have one pandit's amazing. Go to logicbuy.com and search for a coupon code. I got mine for close to $450 off.

It's got a touch screen, wacom digitizer, full Keyboard, Windows7 Everything.....
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Galaxy Tab uses Hummingbird. If the iPad is a giant iPhone 4, then the Galaxy Tab is an oversized Galaxy S.

The only Tegra 2 tablet currently on the market is the Notion Ink Adam.

Also, I made thread clarifying all of this nonsense.



As for the market, Google is currently restricting Marketplace access to cell phones, so you aren't going to find a tablet with marketplace access (the Galaxy Tab seems to avoid this by classifying itself as a giant phone).

That doesn't mean these devices can't run the marketplace however, its just that the manufacturers can't distribute the devices with it installed. You'll need to use the Android dev tools to load it on, but once its on you're usually good to go.
    
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Galaxy Tab uses Hummingbird. If the iPad is a giant iPhone 4, then the Galaxy Tab is an oversized Galaxy S.

The only Tegra 2 tablet currently on the market is the Notion Ink Adam.

Also, I made thread clarifying all of this nonsense.



As for the market, Google is currently restricting Marketplace access to cell phones, so you aren't going to find a tablet with marketplace access (the Galaxy Tab seems to avoid this by classifying itself as a giant phone).

That doesn't mean these devices can't run the marketplace however, its just that the manufacturers can't distribute the devices with it installed. You'll need to use the Android dev tools to load it on, but once its on you're usually good to go.
Yeah, for laptops and actual "real" tablet devices, google is going to push Chrome.
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No. Google will be pushing Honeycomb for tablets.

Chrome OS is aimed at netbooks, and won't be able to do 1/10th of what Android already does.
    
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The only other possibility I can think of is the G-Tab. It has the Tegra 2 (dual core) but a horrible UI. However, people have made some custom roms that seem to do quite well. I'd look into it on XDA or something if you don't mind some software work.
If you meant the Viewsonic GTab, I could find any on sale, its been discontinued? There is a Viewsonic Viewpad however, but specs don't look very impressive .. And I'd like to keep any extra software work to a minimum, because I'm really bad at it. Unless I have precise word by word instructions infront of me, I can't do it


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I suggest the HP Touch-smart Tm2. It's expensive. I have one pandit's amazing. Go to logicbuy.com and search for a coupon code. I got mine for close to $450 off.

It's got a touch screen, wacom digitizer, full Keyboard, Windows7 Everything.....
Thanks for the suggestion, but like you said it is really expensive; I'd rather get an iPad at that price. Now I'm wondering if I should just wait till the next gen iPad. The reason being that if I get another "iDevice", I can reuse all the stuff I've already bought for the iPod ..
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If you meant the Viewsonic GTab, I could find any on sale, its been discontinued? There is a Viewsonic Viewpad however, but specs don't look very impressive .. And I'd like to keep any extra software work to a minimum, because I'm really bad at it. Unless I have precise word by word instructions infront of me, I can't do it



Thanks for the suggestion, but like you said it is really expensive; I'd rather get an iPad at that price. Now I'm wondering if I should just wait till the next gen iPad. The reason being that if I get another "iDevice", I can reuse all the stuff I've already bought for the iPod ..
Yeah, I forgot the GTab UI was so bad, Viewsonic pulled it off the shelves until they can fix it Should be back at some point, but it sounds like it's not for you. As for the next gen iPad, can't hurt to wait if your in no hurry. Should be out ~April. Personally, I think I'l wait till June-ish, so by then hopefully everyone with a decent tablet will have it out by then.
    
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We'll probably see the iPad 2 late January, similar to what they did last year. We'll probably see 100 Cortex-A9 (mostly Tegra 2) tablets running Android and maybe even a handful of Moorestown tablets running Meego/Windows 7 at CES, and I can't see Apple sitting quietly while they get thrashed by obviously superior tablets.

Expect an announcement shortly after CES that goes something along the lines of "Here's our new dual core iPad 2 running the new Apple A5, which by the way is totally not the same chip you just saw at CES, because we put an Apple logo on it."
    
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Thanks for the suggestion, but like you said it is really expensive; I'd rather get an iPad at that price. Now I'm wondering if I should just wait till the next gen iPad. The reason being that if I get another "iDevice", I can reuse all the stuff I've already bought for the iPod ..
Through think of it this way. Bigger screen, faster CPU, USB ports, 500 GB hard drive, full keyboard, windows 7. This Thing B a real full computer and I got it at the same cost as an iPad and it's much more function able.

Why not get the best of both worlds? have an LED backlit touchscreen device, but also a laptop you can do so much more with. I'm not trying to crap on apple right now, but the iPad is nothing more than a toy.
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