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This thread is for the discussion of Known Issues for the Herotab C8/Dropad A8.
Link: Merimobiles.com - Herotab C8/Dropad A8
- Other Names: New Style 7" Tablet, Haipad M7, Apad M7009​
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WiFi
- MAC Address changes every time the wireless is turned on/off

Battery
- Always shows 100% (Charging)

Calibration (no actual issues at the present)
- Unknown at this time how to calibrate the screen

G-Sensor
- some games pull to the left or don't load

Apps
- some apps don't work
- Fring loads, but chat doesn't work

Internal/External Memory
- external card is mounted as extsd

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Games
- Raging Thunder 2 Lite - (stuck on portrait screen tilt but the game is landscape)
- Tux Rider - (stuck on portrait screen tilt but the game is landscape)
 

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So I have had a day with the device and am working/running in to the kinks.

I will update the first post with anything anyone can report.
I am also informing Merimobiles and asking them to contact the manufacturer.

Tasselhof
 

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I have the same issues Tasselhof has with Battery, wifi and calibration. I've noticed a few others and I'll list them here as I find them.

Power Button - Don't know if it's software or hardware but when I press the power button to let it 'sleep', sometimes it will turn back on and sometimes it will reboot. Also some times I reboot the device, it will show the android robot logo, then the "MID" boot screen, then just shut off and I have to press power again and restart the boot process. On the 2nd time, it always turns on though.

I've tried a few battery apps and widgets and they all show 100% battery.

The back of the case is plastic, and if i'm holding it and press too hard on the back, like squeeze it a bit per say I can see my finger marks in the screen, like when you press on an LCD screen. This is easy to avoid, just don't squeeze it or press on the back really hard.

G-Sensor doesn't work on some games.

Fring Video chat doesnt work

Button Layout - I think the layout for buttons is bad. They made this look exactly like a big iphone4 - which is bad enough however because of this the buttons arent very user friendly. The iphone button on the front takes you HOME, but the BACK button is on the side, close to the MENU and POWER buttons. A few times I've meant to go back and turned it off. An on-screen back/menu/home button overlay would be nice.

Memory and USB. From looking at the pics on the other thread, I observe the memory for this is actually a microsd card inside the device, and when you put a memory card in the expansion slot, it shows up mounted as "extsd" folder. I'm not sure what happens if you move apps to sdcard. I assume it would move them to the 4gb internal memory, and that the EXTSD card is for storage. I will look at this later and see if I can figure out what it does. Maybe Tasselhof has some input here.

The screen resolution of 800x480 could be a bit better for the size of the device. I'm just being picky here.

Keyboard - every now and then the keyboard is oversensitive. There's no calibration settings but most of the time it's bang on.

I really like this tablet and none of these issues are going to really bother me in the long run. It would be nice to see updates for this and I hope this tab gets a big following.

Zak
 

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Greetings MrTasselhof and zaks z:

Both of you state that Fring doesn't work. Is it the Fault of Fring or the Tablets?

Does Skype work?

Also would you lets us know if these two apps issue get resolved.

Regards Robert
 

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[quote author=Texas link=topic=15152.msg133864#msg133864 date=1297179624]
I just put an order for one the other day, Won't get it until after the 24th. I too would like to know if skype works on it, Thats one of the reason I bought one.
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Unfortunately at this time Skype (normal) does not work... it also doesn't work on the MID816.
Skype Beta does work for chat... but that is about it at this time.

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[quote author=Texas link=topic=15152.msg133891#msg133891 date=1297183093]
MrTasselhof Thank you, touch pad are new to me, So its hardware that is the problem for skype? One reason I bought it, The info I got from this site.

*Front facing camera for video-chat or taking pictures!
http://www.androidtabletcentral.com/test/34-herotab-c-8-android-22-capacitive-multi-touch-hdmi.html

So do you know of any chat / video program that I can use to talk with friends and family that use skype?
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I really think the issue is more towards Skype... but again I am not positive... I haven't dove in to it further.
I will see what I can find out for you though... (google searches along with LogCat output)

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Earlier I advised I had a problem where the tablet would sometimes power-off when I pushed the power button (to put it to sleep). I was checking the running services and noticed a service regarding monitoring 3g or something to do with 3g (can't recall exact service) so I shut that service off and now I have no issues with the power button anymore. I may have invoked that service by running all the benchmarks and/or trying to change all the settings I could try. I assume this service had a direct impact on the power state of the tablt or caused some error as theres no 3g hardware, and I was getting a power-off when I should have gotten a sleep.

It's much more enjoyable now that I can use it as my alarm clock!
 

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[quote author=zaks z link=topic=15152.msg133913#msg133913 date=1297186400]
Earlier I advised I had a problem where the tablet would sometimes power-off when I pushed the power button (to put it to sleep). I was checking the running services and noticed a service regarding monitoring 3g or something to do with 3g (can't recall exact service) so I shut that service off and now I have no issues with the power button anymore. I may have invoked that service by running all the benchmarks and/or trying to change all the settings I could try. I assume this service had a direct impact on the power state of the tablt or caused some error as theres no 3g hardware, and I was getting a power-off when I should have gotten a sleep.

It's much more enjoyable now that I can use it as my alarm clock!
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Interesting... I will go looking at that as well.
Where did you modify that setting at?
Is it perm turned off/

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The 3g service was found at settings - applications - running services tab. I forget the exact description but it was the only service with 3g in it. Some you won't b able to close either.

It stayed off so far and I've rebooted but I'm sure I'm the reason it started. I did alit of benchmarking and messing with settings. But I guess it can happen to anyone then and you might not know the problem.

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I have a new issue. This device's IMEI is 000000000000000. This is a problem when trying to connect to some services. I don't know if you get one if you use a 3g dongle with a SIM card. You'd of course have one on your network to get data but I don't know if the hardware IMEI reported would change. An interesting thread below on how to change it. Of course you may void your device's great warranty if you mess with it.

http://codepainters.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/android-imei-number-and-the-emulator/

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Well, I noticed the 26th dated firmware update (maybe 22 has it as well) has an application installed called Network3GMonitor.apk, Maybe thats related to your 3G issues. It definitely does NOT come with Android, I don't have anything like that on my phone nor did i see it on any other Android phone ROMs.

Zaks: not sure that works on a REAL device, as that has the IMEI hardcoded on the device hardware.. Of course, if you edit Android's RIL implementation you can probably do what this article suggests.. but again, This makes more sense on the Android EMULATOR, Much less on a real device. To me, At least.
 

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does anyone have this problem when browsing. the images in the browser get resized as you are scrolling? its really weird it's like they are getting squashed as they move out of the screen.
and if the re is a known fix for it.
thanks
 

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[quote author=naack link=topic=15152.msg136774#msg136774 date=1297755772]
does anyone have this problem when browsing. the images in the browser get resized as you are scrolling? its really weird it's like they are getting squashed as they move out of the screen.
and if the re is a known fix for it.
thanks
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You may want to look in the settings.
or download Dolphin Browser HD.

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I know what you mean... i think it's supposed to be an 'effect' of it fading out as it goes off screen. I just played with the viewsonic 7" and as something goes off screen, it kind of looks like its going around a corner. I dont get images wonking out mid page though.

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Greetings Naack:

There is fellow from Japan who made a video in Japanese with English subtitles.
His tablet is the Apad M7009, which is similar to the Dropad A8 and Herotab C8.

Its seems he has solved this problem of images getting squashed.

Here is the video link:
 

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did anyone notice how the hardware 2d graphics seem to be a little shotty? i think thats whats causing the zoom problem in google maps and the display in many of the 2D games.
i am guessing there is no solution for this as of yet.
 
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