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Hi All,

As can be seen here: https://support.goog...r/1727131?hl=en

It shows the official Google Play support under Archos device (as we know from above text, its based around Archos) but already Google Play have it listed... ;) lol

Also, Jusumgeezer would you be able to test the Root availability of it please via this post here... as I am sure it wont be long until someone roots it anyway... ;)

http://www.kingoapp....ndroid-root.htm  (as mentioned via another website, not sure if I can reveal names??) but is a universal one click root for all devices.

Would be good to know if we can root this from day one... ;)

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Very interesting...

Thank you! :)


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The item looks to have good specs, pity the guy in the video couldn't afford to buy a shirt that looked revolting.


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Hi All,

As can be seen here: https://support.goog...r/1727131?hl=en

It shows the official Google Play support under Archos device (as we know from above text, its based around Archos) but already Google Play have it listed... ;) lol


I did already link to that in the article. ;)

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Definitely a RK3188 device then going by the CPU-Z images, thanks! :)

If we can get a full ROM flash it'll be great hackable fun!

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Well I'm getting one, and will be working on it ASAP. Count me in :)


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Any talk of this getting updated to 4.3? Would love to get one for the kids but the restricted profiles in 4.3 would be essential.

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Hi,

I picked one up this morning as well as screen protector and the leather case and so far am extremely happy with the purchase. It seems very well made and great screen, very very happy. Got Whatsapp working by the workaround and sorting our my launcher to hide the Tesco crap. I can't wait for a root to get rid of the bloatware. But so far so excellent!

 

edit: thanks flibble as below.

 

Have notice a tiny annoyance (for me) which is that the charge/usb port is on the bottom which means you cant stand the tablet up on its flip case and charge at the same time. Oh well. Still awesome!


Edited by Longfellow78, 30 September 2013 - 02:22 PM.

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Hi,
I picked one up this morning as well as screen protector and the leather case and so far am extremely happy with the purchase. It seems very well made and great screen, very very happy. Got Whatsapp working by the workaround and sorting our my launcher to hide the Tesco crap. I can't wait for a root to get rid of the bloatware. But so far so excellent!


Settings > Apps > ALL

Find tesco apps, tap one, tap Disable. Go back to list, tap the next one, Disable. Repeat until you have disabled all the apps you do not want. Turn off the tablet then turn it back on again. Tesco apps will be disabled, prevented from running, taking up memory etc. They will still remain on system so you will still be able to update the tablet when updates are made available. I advise not to delete the system apps from the device that you don't want to use. You'll get no extra benefit, the system won't run any quicker and all you'll do is break the device so it'll no longer be able to get updates.

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I got one this morning. Changed the launcher to nova. I was clicking the model number and the factory quality test app popped up which was interesting especially when the loudspeaker test started reading out Chinese :)

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Hi,
I picked one up this morning as well as screen protector and the leather case and so far am extremely happy with the purchase. It seems very well made and great screen, very very happy. Got Whatsapp working by the workaround and sorting our my launcher to hide the Tesco crap. I can't wait for a root to get rid of the bloatware. But so far so excellent!

What workaround is that?

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Hi,

If you try and download from market it will say incompatible with tablets so download the Whatsapp APK file from http://www.whatsapp.com/android/

Then install. When it asks for your mobile number, use your mobile, (or if it doesn't work, another phone that doesn't have whatsapp installed) then enter the code on the mobile on whats app. sometimes it will not work with a text so use the "call me" option and you get an automated call. Enter the code and voila, you have whatsapp on your Hudl!

 

 

What workaround is that?

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Ah, but you can still only have it installed on one device then...

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Ah, but you can still only have it installed on one device then...

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Yes, with the same whatsapp account that's right, but could use a different one. You can use a contacts manager such as "Go" to save the contacts so it doesn't conflict with google contacts.

 

Have also realised that the usb/power socket in the bottom also hinders plugged in keyboards, memory sticks, and game controllers, while the tablet is standing up, a bit annoying that.

 

edit: just found online there is a way to do it if you have rooted your device, it is called "2 lines for whatsapp"


Edited by Longfellow78, 30 September 2013 - 03:19 PM.

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Hi all, just got this for someone, not for me but they asked me to install various programes.

 

it runs Antutu benchmark with some good marks 18759 just a smidgen behind the Google Nexus 10 and that's probably because of all the Tesco crap installed on it. I have to say Im well impressed with this device. It plays BBCi player beautifully ..


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Can someone please post some bad reviews of this so I don't end up buying one? Much appreciated!

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Can someone please post some bad reviews of this so I don't end up buying one? Much appreciated!

It's rubbish.

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PS It's not bad actually... :P

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Can someone please post some bad reviews of this so I don't end up buying one? Much appreciated!


It's by Tesco. Some people dislike Tesco for being all corporate and stuff lol

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LOL, fair point...

Even though this looks like a great device, and no doubt I'll end up with a couple (as presents for family, all chipping in an like) and no doubt will get one for myself eventually...

I have previous history with Tesco's, in that I have had 3x TVs from them, all had failures within the first year... Well, within the first 7x months actually.... And Tesco's refused to believe me, play ball and actually support the customer (who is assumed, always right)...

It took to me, to write my complaints about Tesco's on the net, link some screenshots and videos of the faults and then send Tesco HQ a letter pointing to my internet posts with evidence. I soon got a reply, and a refund.... If only they listened to me in the first place and didnt make me chase through hoops and telling me I was wrong...

So from now on, will be very wary of Tesco's electronic goods... but sadly, this Tablet looks to tempting... ;) :D

 

 

It's by Tesco. Some people dislike Tesco for being all corporate and stuff lol


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It's rubbish.

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PS It's not bad actually... :P


Oh Paul come on surely a guy with your device experience could pick some faults out to put me off?

It's by Tesco. Some people dislike Tesco for being all corporate and stuff lol


I work for a small supermarket company owned by Wal-Mart... :)

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