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Kindle Fire Usability Findings #UoLTUG

Kindle Fire Usability Findings #UoLTUG | AJCann | Scoop.it

"Amazon.com's new Kindle Fire offers a disappointingly poor user experience. Using the web with the Silk browser is clunky and error-prone. Reading downloaded magazines is not much better. Still, user testing with the Fire did help us understand what the new generation of 7-inch tablets is good for: Are they more like 10-inch tablets (e.g., the iPad) or more like 3.5-inch mobile phones? To give away the conclusion, the answer is: "a bit of both."

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Asda launches sub-£100 8-inch Android tablet #UoLTUG

Asda launches sub-£100 8-inch Android tablet #UoLTUG | AJCann | Scoop.it
Asda is now stocking an 8-inch Arnova tablet running the Android operating system, priced at less than £100. The Arnova 8 offers an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 4GB internal memory that can be expanded by using a microSD card. Under the bonnet the device runs Android 2.1, also called Eclair. Competing devices, such as the Huawei MediaPad, run Android 3.2, which has been specifically designed for tablets.
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Why the Kindle Fire is No iPad Killer

Why the Kindle Fire is No iPad Killer | AJCann | Scoop.it

"This is very much a media consumption device, rather than an all-purpose tablet for browsing, video-chatting, gaming and whatever else app developers can dream up. To be sure, customers will have access to Amazon's Appstore for Android, which houses a curated, yet wide selection of apps. But if the Kindle Fire was built for anything, it was built for consuming content."

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