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Tons of Google Android 7" Tablet on eBay

I'm looking at eBay right now and there are tons of 'Google Android 7" notebook Netbook Tablet PC UMPC WiFi' being marketed for about $100 (see attached screen shot). Sounds like a good entry into the Android app world, or even just a little gadget to surf the web.

Sounds like they were originally Windows CE devices with Android OS loaded on them.

Does anyone have any experience with these devices?

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Chieh Cheng
Wed, 12 May 2010 21:28:12 +0000

detailed video demo in the thread here: . . .

somewhat sleeker looking one here: . . .

another one here: . . .

pretty amazing for $100 to $150 shipped... they all seem to run android 1.5 or 1.6...

Fri, 14 May 2010 15:11:54 +0000

oh tempting as a 2nd toy for "flash" only sites (read: hulu et al). but only if they go at least 2.1

Fri, 14 May 2010 15:15:28 +0000

hulu requires flash 10... these guys only have flash 9.

google group page for the eken on

Fri, 14 May 2010 15:21:06 +0000

I think it's only a matter of time before you get 2.1 on something like that..

Perhaps the only debate between Apple vs. Android tablets will come down to Adobe Flash. How ironic? At that point Apple will likely embrace Adobe Flash like it did with unprotected MP3's on iPods.

Does YouTube use Flash 10 as well?

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 14 May 2010 21:49:52 +0000

Youtube only requires Flash 9 if you are streaming the videos with Flash.

On mobile devices, they serve h264 encoded MP4. There're custom Youtube apps on iPhone, Android, etc.

Here's another Android tablet from a more known brand.
Archos 7 8 GB Home Tablet with Android (Black)

a video of it:

this one has a much long battery life (if the claims are true). it might be better supported as well. but at $199. 2x the price. archos is also releasing more tablets from 3" to 10" in the summer.

Fri, 14 May 2010 22:14:04 +0000

My friend, Sasha, found this device on Amazon, shipped from U.S. The lowest cost is $157, but maybe better if you are more comfortable with Amazon and shipped in U.S. You might get it faster too.

Matricom 7" bSocial xE Google Android Internet Tablet

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 27 May 2010 16:26:35 +0000

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