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« on: April 18, 2012, 02:46:51 PM »
As I told Joe already, I bought the LePan tablet from Amazon for $199. It runs Froyo Android 2.2, but a lot of techies are saying this tablet rocks if you install Gingerbread instead. Is anyone running Gingerbread on an android device, and if you, what's your experience like? Is it worth the hassle?

[edit]I should clarify this. Is Gingerbread more stable than Honeycomb? Which is the best OS to run?
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 02:54:40 PM by DigiCorn »
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 02:54:30 PM »
Yes, yes and yes.

My phone shipped with Froyo and gingerbread made a huge difference. Now I'm just waiting for the devs to crack samsungs RIL so we have have ICS.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 02:57:39 PM »
If I want to update my phone from Froyo to Gingerbread (not the tablet), will I lose what I have on it?

I edited my original post. Why Gingerbread and not Honeycomb? Which is better/more stable?
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 03:18:00 PM »
Honeycomb is the original Tab version of android. They ended up merging the phone and tab versions for convince. There are a lot of newer apps and such that won't run on honeycomb. I have had 0 issues with gingerbread but YMMV. The woman had a HTC thunderbolt and no matter what it was running it was shit. Verizon got tired of hearing me yell and replaced it with a droid charge, the same one I have. Within a few days she was all rooted and ROMed up and loves the phone. You have a galaxy S?

Is there an official release from your cell provider or do you have to use something from a dev? If it's from your carrier you should loose nothing. I'd look into either MyBackup or Titanium backup. They allow you to back up things to the SD card so if you have to do a wipe you save the data. If you are going with something from a dev I'd suggest rooting the phone. It's like having admin privileges and you can do a lot more. Check xda developers for more info.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 03:25:05 PM »
I really don't have anything on my phone that can't be replaced. Just a bunch of apps, some music and movies... but all that stuff is on my computer at home, and it's a simple drag-and-drop to copy it back. I have the Samsung Infuse, which was touted as "the latest and greatest," but never got the publicity that the Galaxy II did. In reality, I think it's the same phone, in the manner that the Ford Five Hundred is the same as the Ford Taurus.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 03:26:20 PM »
Run run as fast as you can, can't catch him he's the gingercorn man.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 03:29:21 PM »
So then it's not far off mine I assume. Same basic hardware, different radios. Backing up app data helps by saving all you setting for the app, high scores and angry birds levels.

Read up Here and if you have any questions I can probably help seeing as the method should be the same as my phone.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 04:16:24 PM »

As I told Joe already, I bought the LePan tablet from Amazon for $199. It runs Froyo Android 2.2, but a lot of techies are saying this tablet rocks if you install Gingerbread instead. Is anyone running Gingerbread on an android device, and if you, what's your experience like? Is it worth the hassle?

[edit]I should clarify this. Is Gingerbread more stable than Honeycomb? Which is the best OS to run?


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Re: Tablets
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 04:18:38 PM »
wtf is ice cream sandwich?

and, who comes up with these dumbass names?
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 04:21:50 PM »

wtf is ice cream sandwich?

and, who comes up with these dumbass names?


Google.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 04:24:26 PM »
Google refers to the android builds as dessert names so the answer to your question is google.

Let me know how you guys get on  with those tabs. That's the right price for me and I won't have to wait for the new ASUS one

yea, that.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 04:29:05 PM »
I might need some help. I've never used an Android device, let alone upgraded one. I'll keep you on speed PM.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »
No problem, PMs go to my droid.  :afro:
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 05:06:39 PM »

Let me know how you guys get on  with those tabs.
We'll be sure to let you know if it's the droid you're looking for.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 06:26:06 PM »

wtf is ice cream sandwich?

and, who comes up with these dumbass names?


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