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Hi all,From Brighton, UK here and have just ordered this tablet, should be here soon.Assuming this does turn out to be Rockchip 2808 based, can anyone get me up to speed on the rom situation, and any cool software or teaks that should go onto it? (i'm not tech averse-I've been flashing ROMs to HTC devices for years, and always run jailbroken iphones,so can get stuck in
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Well the aPad forum is one of the most popular here so you won't have any troubles getting help etc. In terms of firmware I believe that there are several devices that have the RK2808 proc, most of the popular ROMs for the aPad are actually hybrids of the best parts taken from several device's ROMs.Check the Firmware / Development forum here > aPad Firmware / DevelopmentWelcome to SlateDroid and I hope you enjoy your stay
 

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Hi! ?92 seems like a decent price for a rockchip tablet. Is it the red LED or blue LED model?I've been browsing the other forums for research (looking for my first tablet!) and yeah there's chock-full of info around.
 

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I'm just hoping it is actually the Rockchip. The seller has a few bad feedbacks but mostly good and seems like a new seller so fingers crossed.As with most listings I have seen the specs on the page aren't always necessarily true - I'm pretty sure that there isn't a rockchip for that price with a 1024x768 panel!Hence I have zero idea if it is a blue or red. It has a camera though - does that mean it is a red? Am I right in saying there is different firmware for the two models?Also, I believe that the rockhips have usb, but the last picture on that listing looks like the ports from an eken or something similar.I'm interested in articles I've seen like this too which show that multi-touch is possible on resistive screens - I wonder if that will be hacked on at some point. Sadly I can't program or I'd give it a go myself.
 

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That wouldn't actually be too hard to do come to think of it. I'm not sure how you'd go about adding it into an actual ROM, but as far as an app goes it would be something like this:If you have an anchor point for the first finger then you know the point it reads when the second finger is placed will be equidistant from both fingers. It will also intersect the vector from finger A to finger B. So long as your first finger stays near this vector (ie. there's no twisting, just a pinch in a straight line) then you could quite easily work out the distance between your fingers and therefore the scale factor for the image.
 

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Hence I have zero idea if it is a blue or red. It has a camera though - does that mean it is a red? Am I right in saying there is different firmware for the two models?
Both models have a camera I think. The main differentiator seems to be the LED that turns on when charging. From what I understand, the red LED model is the original device which is more stable and better supported. It's also a bit more expensive (probably due to the reputation it built up). The blue LED model uses a similar chipset but the firmware for it is a lot more unstable - on the other hand firmware development is ongoing so it may get better over time.Hope you keep posting updates to this thread.
 

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The talk about the touch points - sounds pretty straightforward theoretically. I noticed that after posting that link an article made the front page ;) Couldn't you run something in ram to update the touch point on an ongoing basis and get rotation too? Just a wild thought...The tablet should be arriving Monday, and don't worry, I will keep updating this thread as I find out more interesting stuff.
 

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mines came this morning, was well pissed ended up being a fake via chip. Even bought it from a uk seller with what looked like pics he had taken himself. Was not impressed. fighting for a refund. I hope that you get what you paid for.for anyone who was interested i wouldnt buy from the guy i bought mines from Seller info Member ID : jaso1198
 

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I need some help, I find it difficult to determine what Android Pad I should buy. I want a 7 inch with Android 2.1 or better, As they will in the future develop the software on. Max $ 300 inc shipping. I would appreciate any suggestions for places that sell good products worldwide. Thanks
 

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Its still not here. This guy is dangerously close to some Paypal action and getting panned on this here forum.If this doesn't arrive by the end of the week I'm logging a dispute, buying a ten inch in a couple of weeks and chasing my refund.
 

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Still no tablet. Paypal dispute logged.Going to just either buy a blue LED apad from tabletstoreuk, or go the whole hog and get an android 2.x 10incher on payday.Shall keep you updated on the seller's response to this dispute.
 

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mmm why a blue one. People have recommended mp4 nation to me, they seem very reliable, and their forum is HUGE. They sell the rockchip one for 92 quid. And from them its genuine. Will still take 10 days to come from hong kong but i have heard they have great customer service and u wont get hit with import tax :)They dont sell 10 inch ones tho. And i think the only 10 inch one with 2.1 on it is the zenpad which is rebadged from a m16 and the zenithinkEnso's Android-based zenPad 4 ships, gets unboxed and politely berated on video -- Engadget
 

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Tabletstoreuk have the rockchips for a decent price and its UK stock so next day delivery.I saw that engadget story today. Ok maybe I will stick with a 7 inch. Still got to get money back from Paypal or buy a new one (assuming it doesn't magically turn up in the next day or so). I wonder if the iPad is sold on credit.... ;) IN other news, 7inch iPad is rumoured! Wonder what the pricing will be like!
 

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Hmm ipad is still too pricey. I've got an iphone 4 so I think I'll stick with the Android. My gf has an HTC Wildfire and I have to say I'm quite impressed with the price point manufacturers are now reaching with Android as the OS.Here's hoping the apad arrives tmrw, so I can close the claim.
 

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NO pad as yet. Safe to say I've been conned. Will wait until Paypal dispute is resolved then add him to bad ebay sellers on this forum.As such, I am going to have a bit more money on payday this week, up to about ?150 tops. Any point in bidding on a Zenithink or a 10 incher?
 
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