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  1. Been playing with this device for 3 weeks now, and had non-stop problems with its stability, on the dev, beta, and stable channels. Based on my experience of this one device, and seeing other people with similar problems around the web, my conclusion is the software/hardware has been badly optimised. Beyond that it is a lovely device for the price, but I’ve sent it back, the constant crashes make it unusable. To get the best out of it I had to use the following fix’s: If your youtube videos keep freezing download extension h264ify, this makes them play in h264 rather than the more resource intensive V9. If the device keeps crashing/freezing, suspend app sync, see https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/chromebook-central/lHbvPdMOv6U If you keep getting ‘rats webgl has crashed’, or something like it, go to chrome://flags and turn off hardware decoding (search for ‘decode’ and it will show the relevant flag) If you keep getting ‘panel is not playing well’ or something like it, go to chrome://flags and enable ‘override software rendering list’. I know this seems contrary to 3. above. My wife has purchased the Asus chromebook flip (£199.99), and compared to the Acer it is a dream, though my personal aesthetic and ergonomic preferences are for the Acer, which also in my opinion hits the sweet spot for screen size. The flip has a nice screen too, and is touch enabled, but has the benefit of 4gb ram and quad core cpu. Here is a link to the best chromebook specs comparison site I came across: http://zipso.net/chromebook-specs-comparison-table/ If you are thinking of buying a chromebook for the benefit of android apps then you should probably go with an ARM based cpu, the Asus flip is one of them, my, albeit very limited, technical knowledge leads me to believe most android apps are primarily written for arm chips rather than intel, and having tried ‘darkmeadow’ and ‘horn’ on both the Acer and Asus devices, they run fine on the Asus but just drop out on the Acer. Of course the opposite is true for chrome os apps, I think historically these have been intel devices so there is more compatibility for intel chips. As a positive for the intel chips, if you want to run a linux distro I think this is only possible on the intel devices, which of course means you can run fully fledged non-microsoft office software, and I think, as an added bonus, the PS2 emulator, PCSX2, will run on a linux ubuntu distro. Personally I find google office apps o.k. for my needs, and certainly better than the microsoft mobile apps, which of course are free on screens <= 10.1” (Asus chromebook flip yes, Acer R11 chromebook no).
  2. had mine a few days now, (price has gone up to £135), immaculate condition, nice screen, of course went straight to the dev channel, I find the screen is regularly freezing and getting an error message saying the screen is not 'playing well' with chrome OS, have reset to stable channel, done powerwash and deleted all my extensions, so will see if it continues anybody else experienced this issue?
  3. google glass with sat nav for bikers, i'd buy one
  4. i've got a 'gioteck vx-2 wireless controller', works fine with 'ppsspp', about £13 from argos
  5. mrrog

    adblock plus

    anybody else using this, does not seem to work for me, eveytime i try to download the 'easylist' the app just closes not rooted have adblock plus running on another device so understand the settings updated to 5.1 'installation from unknown sources' is allowed ?
  6. 1. does it have gps, and 2. how is the storage partitioned, and is it fixed
  7. goto wifi advanced settings, make sure that optimization is ticked, and change 'keep wifi on during sleep' to never, you get a bit of a start up hit with this but to compensate i keep the device at 5 mins timeout and make sure i switch off when not going to use for a period
  8. have tesco actually quoted you 60 quid, seems remarkably cheap, and somehow i just don't believe thay have the technology in house to re-solder a chip? EDIT, now i come to think about it they are more likely to replace the entire board the chip came of, in which case it is probably do-able, but still seems cheap for parts and labour
  9. yeah, been on to them about it 'coming soon' on the 'meizumart' website, they cannot even confirm it will be within the next six months, don't hold your breath if your holding off on a new phone
  10. As we know, nature abhors a vacumn, and can feel myself being sucked into the glossywhite role, so my question is:- what is the point of this thread?
  11. you lot take offence much to easily, just my opinion
  12. it always strikes me that there are strong parallels between christianity and being an apple lover, essentially the need to belong and be looked after by something bigger than themselves, having said that, i don't mind glossywhite at all, he makes life more interesting
  13. bugger, thats exactly the one i got from TECHGEAR, only it was in fact £7.95, now i'll be depressed for days, the price of a pint, wasted
  14. now i feel like a spendthrift, can you get them in hudl2 orange, just in case my cheap an nasty falls apart?
  15. how dare you, mine cost the princely sum of £7.50, and its in orange like my hudl, sometimes i can't find it
  16. Got mine this morning, device keeps powering off whenever the screen switches off, it takes about 13 seconds of holding the power button down to get it to boot up again, if I deliberately power down it only takes about 2 secs to begin the power up sequence again, so my assumption is this problem is actually some bizarre state of sleep for the tablet. To try and deal with this I have factory reset the device, and allowed all factory apps to update, other than this I have done nothing to the device except tidy up the home screen. So the whole device is pretty close to virgin stock. Anybody else having this issue? Or have I missed some setting?
  17. blackview crown gets my vote
  18. Tasker has an option to mute the microphone, not sure if you would need to be rooted for this though
  19. is this viable for non rooted devices:- http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-a-full-backup-of-your-android-device-without-root/ don't really know enough myself to have a view
  20. Thought the honour holly was up for £75, or do you know something about its back in stock price. Also think the honour 3c looks a good spec for £110 and not ugly either.
  21. I think this error is caused when the update does not find the precise apk it is expecting, have you rooted and deleted blinkbox? I think you need to return to stock ROM and try again.
  22. Not sure if these are relevant to each other but this link:- https://www.pentestpartners.com/blog/first-hudl2-teardown/ Seems to be saying the hudl has FM radio potential, which I always like to have on my phones. Of course I am not for one moment suggesting anybody should try to implement for my benefit, only if you like tinkering. Though I would be interested to know if, given the chip appears capable, it is just a software issue?
  23. This is actually the honor 3c lite, which in my opinion is a moto g2 alternative for the price, given that this is even substantially cheaper than the normal 3c it seems an even better deal to me. The main trade of with the 3c appears to be going from 2gb ram down to 1gb, however the ROM goes up to 16gb from 8gb.
  24. It's the waiting goddamit, and the drums, will they never stop
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