Let's admit that Sylvania has given up...

Discussion in 'Sylvania Tablets' started by st0ne, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. st0ne

    st0ne Member

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    With all the news that the 10" tabs are getting "official" updates that they have given up on the 7" tabs. They sold us 1/2 a turd so they could make enough money to invest in the 10" Tabs that will make them money. I just don't have the time to learn the Android OS enough to write my own Firmware. And they know that. I am now utterly disgusted by Asian laughter. I have broken my promis to my wife that I would never hack again. I have and there is nothing on the infoTMIC servers that remotely resembles progress toward making the 7" Tabs work as advertized. What you have is all you will ever get.
     
  2. cfrockit

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    given up ... their name

    to ...

    who obtained/collaborated or is ...
    who got the processor and some core firmware from ...
    who leveraged an open-source software ....
    which resulted in this tablet.

    - Do you see where I'm going? There's plenty of places to point to for improvement. It's an open-source operating system, on a Chinese developed and manufactured device, distributed by a company licensing an consumer electronics brand name, sold in toy and department stores and now a closeout retailer. In less than 4 months another $139, $99, $79 tablet will be available for the holiday buying season with more features, more powerful, more options, and a better price.

    I for one got more than I expected, a "free" "upgrade" from 2.1 to 2.2. Gained experience in open-source software programming and decoding. Interacted other users seeking to resolve issues. A few replacements through the "warranty" process. A project I can pick up anytime and confidently know something else could go wrong with too much experimenting or could be enhanced with a little more research. In the end it's what you make of it or "to each his own".

    PS Your going to have to turn a blind eye because the disappointment may never end. Just look to Europe, in Spain the just sold 50,000 AIRIS OnePad 700's which is similar to the EXPRESS model (no HDMI) for the equivalent to $140 US dollars compared to the EX7 initially sold for $99 or with a coupon $75 at a pharmacy store. Take a look at the AIRIS OnePad 700 forum, which is moderated by company support, and you'll see we're not alone in our frustration.
     
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  3. Jv90

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    well, I have to admit that sometimes I have that idea too, but when I realized what cost mine against other models like the galaxy tab or xoom tab, that idea gets out of my head; like cfrockit mention in another post this tablet has potential, it have also some glitches but you can handle them, with the 2.2 upgrade it did really get a lot better, you just have to realize that what you spend on it no matter what model you have, you can still do a lot of things on them, flash player is working at least on mine, you can make Skype calls into it, email, web surf, and a lot more, voice search works also, slide it keyboard works, and so on...

    I also learn a lot on this tablet, of course I get some jealous when I see that in other Sylvania model the rotation sensor works, mine doesn't work, but I can live Whitout it; of course I would love to change it with a galaxy tab, but I would basically do the same thing with this, is it worth to get a camera, moving sensors, gps, and few others? of course maybe, but for me it is worth to have this one, but this is just me....

    We have to be patience


    Sent from my Sytabex7 android tablet using android forum
     
  4. meggiedude

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    I have to say I sympathise with your position here.
    I have similar feelings towards Disgo who market the 7" tablets I have had.
    The upgrade to resolve issues with the released 2.2 OS has been hanging out there in twitter-land for some months now. The company when they do get back to you just give you a copy/pasted response. I have no response on the anticipated upgrade.

    Nobody should go to the lengths that people here are having to take to try and resolve issues that should not be there in the first place.
    Yes the tablets are cheap, of that there is no doubt, but if I charged back Disgo at my company rate for the the time I personally have spend fannying around on this tablet to try (and fail) to resolve fundamental issues with the wifi, then they should be owing me cash. I hate to think what the likes of cfrockit would be owed by Sylvania/Digital-Gadget.
    That and the current lack of autorotate, no ability to directly connect to a PC, no wired ethernet on the 7" models, poor, poor battery life etc etc, the list goes on.

    For those reasons when my replacement tablet arrived DOA on Tuesday, that was the final straw for me. The unit very nearly left my bedroom window at high velocity. Instead it leaves with a courier today for a full refund, probably at lower velocity.
    I realise that the issue for this particular unit may have been caused during shipping, but it was sufficient for me to say 'enough is enough'

    There are enough other units out there not a million miles away from this price bracket for me to start to look elsewhere. I'll probably end up spending a little more on a capacitive screen, but you can be sure it won't be from Disgo.

    I will dip into this forum every now and then to see how things are going, but I don't expect you will have got much from the manufacturers/distributors of these flawed tablet. Any advancements will have been achieved by the team on this forum.
    I wish you good luck. Goodbye.
     
  5. john_tartar

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    Computers and tech gadgets in Europe generally sell for 50% more due to taxes and constraints from the socialist governments.
     

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