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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2011, 12:10:51 AM »

  Does it run the netflix app?
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2011, 11:48:47 AM »

and our apps work on the AirPad.
A version of AHP that would run on this and allow direct connection and updating of the interface would be a big decision maker for me.
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2011, 12:41:40 PM »

  Does it run the netflix app?

I'm very curious whether it supports Netflix streaming, as well. One of the screenshots shows a Netflix icon, but I would have thought that if it really does run it, you would call attention to the fact that it does.
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 04:52:31 PM »

I 've been sitting on my hands and carefully studying how to incorporate a Tablet.
Specs and price point look good.

 ;D... Birthday present to myself? 
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2011, 05:08:25 PM »

;D... Birthday present to myself? 
What about anniversary present to your wife?
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2011, 05:34:49 PM »

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What about anniversary present to your wife

Yes' sr you're right.  She just spent big $$ on my Birthday.

"Wonder Woman you might just get a Tablet for our Anniversary next month"

 
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2011, 05:38:35 PM »

WOHOO!
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2011, 06:18:05 PM »

I see that Google Maps has been tested, but I did not see GPS capability in the specifications.  Did I miss something?
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2011, 07:05:58 PM »

I see that Google Maps has been tested, but I did not see GPS capability in the specifications.  Did I miss something?

Google maps can get directions by giving it params for start to finish. The GPS functions of G maps is a secondary feature which do not work unless you get a GPS device to connect to the tablet.
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2011, 04:56:38 PM »

Years ago, I designed an IR transmitter with a CF card form factor. PDAs running an IR application became a programmable universal remote. Something similar here would sell like hotcakes (that probably dates me) compared to the $1000 MX3000 and various Pronto touchscreen remotes. It could use either the USB or µSD connectors.


Yes, I too was surprised about no on-board native IR, but I guess they have to draw the lines somewhere.

I think this might be a solution (once they get it fully ported to Android). A little expensive but:
1. No line-of-sight required (across big room)
2. Works from a whole other room (or patio ie. Zone2 on Amp)
3. It's not like the main home-theater screen or amp/speakers are going anywhere. The magic-box/extra-hardware stays with the HT system.
4. Some components can be inside cabinet (get all Red-Eye advantages)
5. App (at least the iPhone one) looks mature ... along the lines of Harmony (Devices, Activities, and Macros)

http://www.hometechtell.com/technologytell/article/redeye-now-supports-android/

http://thinkflood.com/support/redeye/software/android/

http://thinkflood.com/support/redeye/android-beta/

I don't think the dock will work (instead just becomes a wireless base-station), but I think that's only for charging. If the X-10 company here has something similar, I would likely just buy it from them instead.
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2011, 05:45:44 PM »

I have no idea how difficult it would be to write code for it but an adapter plugged into the USB host port with an FTDI (or other) USB-serial adapter feeding a PIC or AVR MCU could do IR and/or X-10 RF for about $10-12 in hardware costs. Or X-10 could probably eliminate the adapter and go straight USB (that's above my paygrade).

EDIT: Now I've an idea about how difficult it would be to program. Basic4Android supports virtual serial ports. There's even a Bluetooth example in the documentation. I may design a USB/serial IR/RF dongle if X10 doesn't announce something.

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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2011, 12:27:57 AM »

  Does it run the netflix app?

I'm very curious whether it supports Netflix streaming, as well. One of the screenshots shows a Netflix icon, but I would have thought that if it really does run it, you would call attention to the fact that it does.

I have the Netflix app running on my Airpad.  The airpad is not on the officially supported list for Netflix, in fact no shipping tablet is supported right now, so it doesn't show up in the Android market.  However the latest Netflix app is not locked, so if you were to install it as a non-market app I think you'll enjoy the results.

You could head on over to the non-market apps section of our forums and if takes you longer than 10 minutes to be up and running with the Netflix app I will be surprised.
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2011, 12:37:43 PM »

I am sorry but I guess I need to wait for AirPad2:
While this is pretty good 1st stab at a $200 Tablet it is missing a few key features:
1) BlueTooth
2)GPS- Android Google Navigation
3) Hgher Rez Dislpay


One can pick up Dell Streak 7 at various times for $199 and it at least has GPS & Bluetooth but still has low 800 x480 ( phone display)
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2011, 12:50:54 PM »

I am sorry but I guess I need to wait for AirPad2:
While this is pretty good 1st stab at a $200 Tablet it is missing a few key features:
1) BlueTooth
2)GPS- Android Google Navigation
3) Hgher Rez Dislpay


One can pick up Dell Streak 7 at various times for $199 and it at least has GPS & Bluetooth but still has low 800 x480 ( phone display)

Those features aren't exactly key in a tablet built to be wifi only. The display has a good resolution, the "phone displays" that your talking about, I find to be generally the higher end phones, which have the same rez as the majority of 7" tablets.
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Re: X10 AirPad 7" Android Tablet
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2011, 01:13:38 PM »

I agree, the airpad is perfect for a wifi only tablet.
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