no apps on stock tablet?

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    OK I have a huawei s7 tablet which I like a lot. But you guys pulled me to the dark side with all your multiple tablet purchases....... :) So I just bought a g tablet and a xoom as well. I'm deciding if I want to keep all 3 or not..... I love the xoom so far and also understand the immediate frustration with the software on the g tab. What a horrible UI. I got my g tablet from sears (they had to order it in) and for the life of me I can't find any app menu on it. I knew it didn't have the android market on it but does the stock version not even have its own limited app store? I was going to put a few apps on it and fool around with it before any rooting....but I see zero icons for loading anything.
     
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    In the TnT drawer you can select classic display to get the traditional android screen. You should flash it anyways. The custom ROMs out there are way better.
     
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    So how do I find this t n t drawer? I can't find any options on this tablet to change the display settings......and there is nothing to download any apps. I find that strange...... normally even tabs without android market place have some sort of market of their own. It seems like this one has nothing.......
     
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    ..................................Crickets....................................
     
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    Try freewarelovers.com it has a lot of apps for the android.
     
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    Ok thanks!
     
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    Sorry for the crickets... Welcome, we will get you all sorted out. Are you still stuck?

    Sent from my GTablet using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    Thanks for responding PB I always find you to be a big help on this forum here. I am still up in the air about the gtab. I already have a S7 (currently watching the 2.2 situation unfold) and a couple weeks ago bought the gtab and xoom on the same day ( I like my toys what can I say :) ). However I have to say that the S7 stock seems like 3 times the machine that the gtab is. I know the gtab potential and hardware is better but for a device that says Android on the box this thing is embarrassing. I was prepared for the poor off axis viewing etc....but as a stock tablet I find this thing almost unusable.
    I know from the forum that you really need to root and rom this thing to get the most out of it but I figured I could sideload some apps and use it for pandora or small tasks in our house network....... Some online content comes up garbled and as gibberish and I can't find files that I load.
    I am not too tech savvy and haven't decided if I want to root it or not..... I may just return it. I am debating about buying a brand new cnc machine right now as well and returning this tab may pay the shipping on the cnc.........
    I will continue to follow this thread because I may keep it as well. Any advice is appreciated.
     
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    hey woodfiend, whats going on? you should start with this link in my opinion. it is really easy to follow and gives you everything you need to download a custom rom (vegan 5.1.1) which i am using now. its how i started and it takes about 30 minutes and you should definitely try it before returning. its fairly easy to get back to stock if you dont like it. i hope you enjoy

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1016695&highlight=blendblog
     
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    Thanks fridge, Yeah I am still debating about rooting it or not....... I did however just get an update to 1.1 I believe. Which gave me facebook, youtube and the gmarket. Which I would have thought would have been installed already...... I couldnt figure out for the life of my how an android device had no app market (even an unofficial one). So now at least this makes a bit more sense.

    I was able to load angry birds and pandora..... however pandora just hangs and will not play (even tried different versions) And youtube would only play certain videos so I downloaded adobe and now nothing plays..... This thing makes me love my Xoom and S7 all the more. Ha I can see why everyone goes straight to rooting with this although I figured with the good hardware it has that it would beat my S7 even being stock. Nope.
     
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    tried other versions of adobe and now I can get most things to play on youtube...although it still hangs every once in a while. Pandora still doesn't play at all.... just sits on the pandora main screen.
     
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    Nope. stock hardware isn't good. It would be better with the new update if it was more stable. but u can't beat one of the custom Roms at the moment. Very stable and fast.
     

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