I have some experience with Andriod devices and I have been reading about the various custom hacks and trying to decide whether or not to try one. When I learned that Pandigital had released their own Open Platform I felt that I would give it a try. The install went fine but just like another poster here I was surprised by how much basic the system is now. I guess a blank slate is a good start but I thought they would have left in at least their eReader. Please forgive some of the following basic questions but I already see that this site is much nicer to noobs then Slate***** and I have read quite a bit but can't seem to figure out a couple of things. First, I would really like my device to access the Market directly and do the apps download and installs the way my smartphone does. This doesn't seem possible with my current Open Platform, is it possible with any of the hacks and if so which? I know that .APK files can be manually installed on the SD card but access to the market is so nice. Second, when reading about hacks what is GE? I know it stands for Google experience but what does that actually mean? I seen that some hacks have this and some don't. In short I'm realistic about what this device can do and I don't expect to transform it to and iPad or Galaxy however I'd be very happy with a more or less open Andriod OS that allows Market downloads and a good eReader, in fact it would be great if I could get the original B&N back on as that worked fine. Thanks.