Acer a100 on the way! Any advice for a new user?

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  1. FuseUnison

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    High all,

    Due to all of the great sales that have been going on for the Christmas season, I decided to take advantage and finally get a tablet. Nothing serious, just always wanted one to play around on, and I decided to go with Android because of it's being open-source. =)

    I was originally going to get a cheap $200 Vizio, but after playing with an Acer today I decided to go with an a100. Smaller screen size, but better specs, Honeycomb instead of Gingerbread, and almost as cheap.

    I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations/Tips/advice for a new a100 user(apps, accessories, etc.)?

    Thanks!

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    My wife has one and loves it. There appear to be some apps that do not work with Honeycomb. If you plan to use it for reading, it is great for that. Camera is 5mp which is better then a lot of tablets. Keep an eye on the Amazon Free Paid App othe the day. There is a thread here for ir. What type of apps are you looking for? Enjoy!

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    I'm looking forward to mainly watching movies and music, and using the tablet as a creative outlet. I have a limited understanding of Java from using it to program the minicomputer in my robotics kit, so I think I'm gonna take a look at making my own apps. Also, I'd be interested in having fun making custom themes(wallpapers, icon sets, etc.). I was told I should look into getting a launcher app for that and was recommended to look at "Launcher Pro". Is this a good app? I've heard that there may be some glitches in it here and there, and that it hasn't been updated in a long time by it's developer.

    Thanks for the feedback. What do you mean by there's a thread here for "ir"? Sorry if these are stupid questions, I'm a complete noob when it comes to Android. I think just getting to know a new OS was also a major pull for me to go Android.
     
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    Hi Jacob, before you do anything plug the tablet in and charge it completely. While that's going on, read the manual. Then you might want to look at this thread http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/honeycomb/15096-optimized-honeycomb-apps-list.html and install the apps you think you'll need. Finally, enjoy your new tablet.:cool:
     
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    Thank ya kindly. =]
     
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    Ir is a mistype I did not notice. :) There is a thread for a free paid app of the day. I do not know how to post a link for it from the tablet, though. I have not tried any of the pay services like Netflix for movies, but if you want to watch downloaded videos you might have to convert it first on your pc to a format your tablet accepts. For DVDs you will probably need a dvd ripper. There are some movie apps like Crackle you can try too. Do not forget the Andoid Tablets app for this board!

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