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PostHeaderIcon Kindle Fire Vs. Nook Tablet

I’m still considering buying a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet. These two 7-inch WiFi tablets, both with 1GHz dual core processor, run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Nook Tablet is $50 more expensive, but it gives you bigger RAM (1 GB, double of Kindle’s 512MB, which means faster or smoother browsing or multitasking on Nook) and its IPS display is said to make outdoor reading and video look brighter and clearer than the Kindle Fire.
Nook Tablet: 16 GB Storage + a microSDHC slot compatible with cards up to 32 GB in size
Kindle Fire: 8 GB Storage but only 6 GB free for you to store docs, apps, music and movies. (no expandable;cannot use SD cards)

The most attractive thing about Nook is that it has a microphone while Kindle doesn’t.
The biggest turn-off for Nook is that it doesn’t allow you to view Kindle books (Maybe people can figure out a hack to enable you to read Kindle books.) but it supports ePub, a e-book format that enables you to load books on several devices (ePub books are blocked by Kindle Fire).
Here’s a great video on the differences of these two:

Kindle Fire Vs. Nook Tablet

Interesting News from Wikipedia:

2 days after the Kindle Fire release, hackers have successfully rooted the Kindle Fire using SuperOneClick.[29] While it has been rooted, users reported of Amazon Prime and Video pop up a dialogue box saying that the device is not configured to watch videos properly. A solution for this problem can be found by clicking the dialogue.[30]

The recent update by Amazon however, removes root and apps in system/apps not shipped originally with the Kindle. A member in the xda-developers forum has posted a fix, following the update.[31]

Which One Should I Buy? Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet?

Well, I may buy Nook Tablet first and then shell out some extra money to get Kindle Fire too. I just love these Android tablets!

Why do I need a Kindle?

Besides access to Amazon Appstore,[6] the Kindle Fire includes a cloud-accelerated “split browser” called Amazon Silk using Amazon EC2for off-device cloud computation; including webpage layout and rendering, and Google’s SPDY protocol for faster webpage content transmission.[23][24][25]


PostHeaderIcon SuperPad 2 FlyTouch 3 Android 2.2

I love my Android phone, but I also need to find one Android tablet so that my kids won’t use my phone too much. They love Angry Birds! I just don’t know the reason why.

Here’s a great Android tablet I’d consider:

SuperPad 2 FlyTouch 3 Android 2.2

PostHeaderIcon Follow the Route — Searching for GPS problem

When I was using 1st generation, the GPS voice navigation worked pretty well so I even left my GARMIN at home and just carried my Gphone.

Now after I got myTouch with Android 2.2, I could not wait to upgrade to the latest Google Maps 5.0+, but the GPS stopped working. Every time, it shows “Follow the Route…” on the top and “Searching for GPS ” at the bottom, but never got me the live navigation. It found my current location alright. Then when I used my wife’s identical myTouch, all the GPS navigation works fine. I searched Google for the problem, no solution was found to get it fixed. Then I checked the version of Google Maps, I found my automatic upgrade got me in trouble, the 5.0 version is buggy! (I mean Google Maps Version:5.0.0(#5014)gmm-android tmobile-us ). So I uninstalled to downgrade it, but it didn’t work anyway. Then I restarted the phone, it works like a charm again, just like my wife’s phone. If we didn’t get the same myTouch, I might not have found the solution. Now, my working version is 4.5.1(#4665) gmm-android-tmobile-us ( Platform: android:HTC-glacier-HTC Glacier )

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