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Eken m001 tablet. Why doesn't the tablet have access to the Android marketplace?

Discussion in 'Products & Trends' started by Sajdood, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. Sajdood

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    Any reasons? A potential buyer is asking this question

    Thanks
  2. Nick-D

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    Google limits access to the marketplace to devices that meet certain hardware criteria.
  3. Sajdood

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    Thanks. What hardware criteria are we tlaking about? Because I'd imagine that put off some buyers if i said taht lol :p
  4. Pete

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    That is pretty much restricted to phones. While there may be others allowed, it is not a universal offering.

    They ask, simply tell them no, it is not available through this unit. You may tell them it is for phones only, or not. Just no is an answer.
  5. Sajdood

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    Ah,

    Thanks Pete. :)
  6. Nick-D

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    From google:

    “We ask our partners to build compatible devices, and we provide handset manufacturers with a Compatibility Test Suite. This tests devices on a range of factors to ensure they are compatible with the Android platform. Only devices that pass this test will be allowed access to Android Market, which ensures only compatible devices can download apps from our market.”
    And what, exactly, makes a device “compatible”? According to the same spokesperson:

    “The Compatibility Test Suite tests the device on a number of different factors and covers a majority of the APIs to see if anything inadvertently got broken. Sometimes merely porting Android to a different processor platform reveals issues with the port. This test suite makes sure all the APIs are present and behave as expected.”

    Source: http://gigaom.com/2010/04/04/google-is-missing-an-android-opportunity-on-non-smartphones/
  7. Tango34uk

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    Yes... in basic terms the version of Google Android that is used by our "friends" in China, happends to be the version written for mobiles! - Now while this is all well and good, it does mean that you cant get normal access to the apps store, but there are versions of the app store that can be accessed.

    Now this is going to change, as Google has just released a version of its O/S for tablets, so I expect that China will soon be using a (im not going to use the word "cloned!" ) version of that!

    Also if your customer all ready has the apps, they can be transfered directly onto the tablet via cable, and should work (I say should as it would depend on the app).
  8. Nick-D

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    One of the issues from my point of view is that alot of these tablets don't have the standard features used in many apps, GPS, accelerometer, compass etc.
  9. Pete

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    The $100 apad is NOT a $500+ ipad. You sometimes have to remind them they are getting less, for less. It does a great job of doing what they say it will do. It's a tablet, not a PC, not a phone, not a GPS SAT/NAV system.

    It will serve as an ebook reader, store information and images, etc. But it is not a small laptop, not even a netbook.
  10. eAuction

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    There is a way to enable it on most android devices, just look up market enabler ;).

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