Are you saying the USB keyboards should work without any changing any settings on the tablets?
That's not been my experience. I have several ICS tablets and none recognize thumb drives or USB keyboards. What am I doing wrong?
The OS version matters because the min requirements (to run the apps you want) tend to creep up over time.
CPU matters more for non-reading, true, but I started out just reading on tablets and now I use one for Twitter, email, RSS feeds, and Netflix. You might follow the same path, and I...
I'd be more interested in getting a current version of Android and a powerful enough CPU.
I have a bunch of older Android tablets and while they have all sorts of screen resolutions, the real reason I don't use them now is the CPU and OS. The tablets are old and underpowered.
think the best tablet in this price range is the IdolPad ($99). It has USB host but not 3G.
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What ebook system is it? If your library is using Overdrive, then you probably want to go get the Android app from them. You can check out ebooks from inside the app.
OverDrive – OverDrive Media Console
Is that a 10" screen? That tablet bears striking resemblance to my Wonder Media WM8650. The back, camera location, and ports are almost exactly the same on my tablet.
I'd go ask in the Wonder Media forum.
I don't have a 2.2 tablet handy, but some require that you enble USB mode deliberately.
Plug it in again to your Macbook. Go to the home screen and pull the menu bar from the top of the screen. Do you see an option that mentions USB? Click it.
I'm not sure what you mean by unlock, but there is a hacked firmware. It includes root access as well as Android Market.
New Firmware Update for the 9″ Pandigital Novel Adds Android Market - The Digital Reader
A little over a month ago Qualcomm and Kyobo (SK bookstore chain) released the first device with a Mirasol screen. I have one and it's pretty crappy.
About a week ago Kyobo released a firmware update. It's about 170MB in size, and it looks like it's a complete update. Is anyone interested in...
I've written a couple posts that might help:
Tablet Gift Guide – 2012 Edition - The Digital Reader
Getting Started with a Cheap Android Tablet - The Digital Reader
A good part of the posts no longer applies now that you have Marketplace installed.
I was one of the first to hack my SR Wifi, and I have to say it's pretty sweet.
Here are some instructions and a list of apps that I've tried:
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