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Old January 1st 20, 11:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
Barry[_8_]
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I need an Android tablet.
10 inch or if better overall an 8 inch will do.
It needs to be a recent Android OS so to work with some security apps
for my aged parents.

I hope to buy several and to keep the cost under $200 each.
I do not need much memory as a SD can be added to most.

Processors speed or number of cores might be needed as the tablet will
be used with Android compatible security cameras etc.

5G WiFi is also needed (not a range problem I have checked) ! I am
using up all their 2G bandwith right now.

Really just using as a monitor.

Thank you so much to these helpful knowledgeable groups.

The reviews I read on line (Googled) are confusing and at Amazon almost
all tablets are pop-pooed except for the very expensive ones.

The Amazon Alexa monitors are NOT android either and I read that setting
up my chosen cameras is difficult and NOT free to stream for viewing to
the Alexa screen device. So I gave up on that even though the price was
about $100 for the 8 inch Alexa Screen.

The Android app's screen gives full camera control too so it is Android
I need.

I bought and returned an Amazon Fire as it implied Android compatibility
but it is NOT compatible so returned. Gave me a full refund even though
I opened the box and turned it on and tried. The tech understood my
dilemma and agreed so refunded all.


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Old January 2nd 20, 01:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
😉 Good Guy 😉
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On 01/01/2020 22:47, Barry wrote:
I need an Android tablet.
10 inch or if better overall an 8 inch will do.
It needs to be a recent Android OS so to work with some security apps
for my aged parents.

I hope to buy several and to keep the cost under $200 each.
I do not need much memory as a SD can be added to most.



I have recently found a wonderful tool called Google and it searches for
the best answers to questions I ask. I suggest try this link:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Android+Tablets&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

Good luck and hope your aged parents will have fun working out how the
tablet works before they die. They can take the knowledge with them for
the next life they might take.







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  #3  
Old January 2nd 20, 01:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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In message ,
=?UTF-8?B?8J+YiSBHb29kIEd1eSDwn5iJ?= writes:
On 01/01/2020 22:47, Barry wrote:
I need an Android tablet.
10 inch or if better overall an 8 inch will do.
It needs to be a recent Android OS so to work with some security
apps for my aged parents.

I hope to buy several and to keep the cost under $200 each.
I do not need much memory as a SD can be added to most.



I have recently found a wonderful tool called Google and it searches
for the best answers to questions I ask.* I suggest try this link:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Android+Tablets&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b


Idiot. He didn't even know enough to snip the UTF-8 or Firefox bits.

Good luck and hope your aged parents will have fun working out how the
tablet works before they die.* They can take the knowledge with them
for the next life they might take.


(Not only idiot, but rude.)
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  #4  
Old January 2nd 20, 03:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
Barry[_9_]
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Your 2nd grade reading capability does not suffice.

Read the damn post, after going back to school for 10 years, you
freaking idiot !





😉 Good Guy 😉 wrote:
On 01/01/2020 22:47, Barry wrote:
I need an Android tablet.
10 inch or if better overall an 8 inch will do.
It needs to be a recent Android OS so to work with some security apps
for my aged parents.

I hope to buy several and to keep the cost under $200 each.
I do not need much memory as a SD can be added to most.



I have recently found a wonderful tool called Google and it searches for
the best answers to questions I ask. I suggest try this link:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Android+Tablets&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

Good luck and hope your aged parents will have fun working out how the
tablet works before they die. They can take the knowledge with them for
the next life they might take.







--
With over 1.2 billion devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.


  #5  
Old January 2nd 20, 04:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
Paul[_32_]
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Barry wrote:
I need an Android tablet.
10 inch or if better overall an 8 inch will do.
It needs to be a recent Android OS so to work with some security apps
for my aged parents.

I hope to buy several and to keep the cost under $200 each.
I do not need much memory as a SD can be added to most.

Processors speed or number of cores might be needed as the tablet will
be used with Android compatible security cameras etc.

5G WiFi is also needed (not a range problem I have checked) ! I am
using up all their 2G bandwith right now.

Really just using as a monitor.

Thank you so much to these helpful knowledgeable groups.

The reviews I read on line (Googled) are confusing and at Amazon almost
all tablets are pop-pooed except for the very expensive ones.

The Amazon Alexa monitors are NOT android either and I read that setting
up my chosen cameras is difficult and NOT free to stream for viewing to
the Alexa screen device. So I gave up on that even though the price was
about $100 for the 8 inch Alexa Screen.

The Android app's screen gives full camera control too so it is Android
I need.

I bought and returned an Amazon Fire as it implied Android compatibility
but it is NOT compatible so returned. Gave me a full refund even though
I opened the box and turned it on and tried. The tech understood my
dilemma and agreed so refunded all.


It looks like you get what you pay for.

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-android-tablets

The input end of things is *important*, especially
for old people. For example, someone with arthritis
might not be able to actuate any HID devices worth
a damn. (Big thumbs and tiny tiny chiclet keyboards.)
And it takes the fun out of life if your
hands no longer work. Don't buy a computer for
someone with arthritis, without sneaking a peek
at their hands, and how ruined they are.

This is what I learned from attempting to use
"survey tablets" they have at the doctors office.
I would have used a keyboard or a stylus, if they
had offered me that option. I don't like trying to
use my fingernail to write my lifes story on glass.

Paul
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Old January 2nd 20, 06:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
Joerg Lorenz
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Am 02.01.20 um 01:29 schrieb 😉 Good Guy 😉:
Good luck and hope your aged parents will have fun working out how the
tablet works before they die.* They can take the knowledge with them for
the next life they might take.







--
With over 1.2 billion devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.



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You urgently need professional help!
Nobody takes you serious, dear and now
*PLONK*
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Old January 2nd 20, 10:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
😉 Good Guy 😉
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On 02/01/2020 17:32, Joerg Lorenz wrote:

Crossposting over 3 NGs in HTML and using an anonymous Troll-server:


Funny you noticed this. Not many people here had any idea about this.
Can we call you the intelligent one in these newsgroups? So in your
humble opinion "reader02.eternal-september.org" is not an anonymous
Troll-server. Have you heard of disposable eMail addresses? Perhaps
not because you're the intelligent one here who cares less about such
things. You've important things to worry about.

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Subject: Recommendations Please
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With over 1.2 billion devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

  #8  
Old January 3rd 20, 02:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android
default[_2_]
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On Wed, 1 Jan 2020 14:47:15 -0800, Barry
wrote:

I need an Android tablet.
10 inch or if better overall an 8 inch will do.
It needs to be a recent Android OS so to work with some security apps
for my aged parents.

I hope to buy several and to keep the cost under $200 each.
I do not need much memory as a SD can be added to most.

Processors speed or number of cores might be needed as the tablet will
be used with Android compatible security cameras etc.

5G WiFi is also needed (not a range problem I have checked) ! I am
using up all their 2G bandwith right now.

Really just using as a monitor.

Thank you so much to these helpful knowledgeable groups.

The reviews I read on line (Googled) are confusing and at Amazon almost
all tablets are pop-pooed except for the very expensive ones.

The Amazon Alexa monitors are NOT android either and I read that setting
up my chosen cameras is difficult and NOT free to stream for viewing to
the Alexa screen device. So I gave up on that even though the price was
about $100 for the 8 inch Alexa Screen.

The Android app's screen gives full camera control too so it is Android
I need.

I bought and returned an Amazon Fire as it implied Android compatibility
but it is NOT compatible so returned. Gave me a full refund even though
I opened the box and turned it on and tried. The tech understood my
dilemma and agreed so refunded all.

I'm not in a good position to answer your questions. I'm an EE and
most of my computer use is drawings, schematics, reading
specifications, reading for entertainment and programming controllers.

Your list of requirements reads like it is all coming off the top of
your head as you think of things, and you haven't given it a lot of
serious, systematic, analytical, consideration.

If you are planning a large purchase, haunt a few retail outlets and
play with a few tablets. You may find someone knowledgeable and
enthusiastic (a sales nerd) to help you. It is more effort on your
part, but then it may save a lot of heartache later on. Then negotiate
a deal for the number of tablets you want, with guarantees and service
arrangements...

That said, I have a ~10 year old Lenovo 10" that I love. I use it
daily reading novels, use the GPS and driving aids when I travel, and
the battery seems to last forever, even after using it for 10 years.
It does everything, but when I need to work, I need a real keyboard
and real mouse; a touch screen doesn't cut it. My only gripe is that
it needs the micro-USB adapter to charge the battery. In my
engineering opinion that is way too limiting charging rate-wise and
too flimsy physically and prone to failure. A large coax power
connector would be better, and free the USB connector for other
things.

I have added one of the magnetic charge adapters to it and my wife's
tablets which does solve most of my gripes with the micro USB - just
bring the end of the cable close to the port and it finds it, latches
on and works.
 




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