[clug] Cheap & cheerful 7" Android tablet this weekend at Harvey Norman

Travis Simon tsimon at gmail.com
Sat May 18 17:28:59 MDT 2013


I did some Android development in my last job, and I found that the quality
of the device your are developing on will have a big impact upon your
development experience. I am going to assume that you have already found
the Android emulator, which is very capable and works very well.

Following that, I would suggest you get a used Galaxy S3 now that the S4s
are out, and use that for development, if at all possible. We would pass
around those low-end devices almost like a punishment to see who had to
debug on them.

Anyway, that was just what I found. I would rather program on a slow
computer than a slow phone, the differences seem exaggerated on the small

On 19 May 2013 08:42, Jessica Smith <jessica at itgrrl.com> wrote:

> He Neil,
> On Sunday, 19 May 2013, Neil Pickford wrote:
> Just a few important connectivity/usability items missing:
> > Micro USB & OTG cable support
> > Accelerometer
> > Built-in Speaker & Microphone
> > Bluetooth
> > GPS
> > Dualcores
> >
> I knew it was missing Bluetooth & dual cores. Not sure it's missing
> MicroUSB though, they claim support for external 3G devices so I assumed
> it's present.
> Do you know for sure the other features are missing or are you assuming so
> because they're not explicitly listed? I'll have a chance to check one out
> today but prolly won't bother if they definitely don't have
> speaker/GPS/accel. as I'll want to test against those in apps.
> Cheers,
> Jessica
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