Andy Pad launch standard and pro 7 inch Android tablets – we have video

Andy Pad a Norwich, UK based company will shortly be launching their very keenly priced Android tablets and we were fortunate enough that they came to see us last week to discuss the products and let us record some video (at the bottom of this post).

I have to say I was impressed. The basic model, although perhaps not as stylish as some, looked like it could take a knock and at a sub 130 pound price would certainly be a really good way of letting your child play Angry Birds without risking too much. Indeed that was where the idea of the Andy Pad came from –  a low cost tablet which could still perform well enough to play games on. Perform it does – the gaming demoes we saw were really good for this price of tablet and although the standard version only comes with a resistive touch screen its certainly responsive enough for gameplay and other things. In fact I at first thought it was a capacitive screen. The premium Andy Pad Pro version, which is sub 200 pound, does have a really crisp and bright capacitive screen.

One other area where these two tablets really score is in the preloaded software. No need to visit the marketplace to get your FaceBook, Twitter, Dropbox or even Evernote, as these are all preloaded along with a number of very popular games.

The only slight let down is they are currently only running the Gingerbread version of Android even if it does seem like a different system due to its performance compared to the same version implemented on some other low-cost tablets. I would prefer to see Honeycomb or Ice-Cream sandwich but honestly it doesn’t seem the end of the world. Unlike Archos’s low-cost tablets the Andy Pad does have Marketplace installed.

 

Andy Padandy pad pro 4 (3)

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

8gb Internal Storage (Can be expanded with SD card – up to 32gb)

1.2 A8 Cortex Processor

512mb DDR3 RAM

Mini-HDMI Output

Micro USB Connectivity

3D capabilities (Note: Andy Pad mean 3D gaming not Stereoscopic viewing)

Accelerometer

G-Sensor

Front Facing Camera

Wi-Fi

7″ Resi-Touch Screen

Andy Pad Proandy pad pro 4 (3)

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

16gb Internal Storage (Can be expanded with SD card – up to 32gb) 

1.2 A8 Cortex Processor

512mb DDR3 RAM

Mini-HDMI Output

Micro USB Connectivity

3D capabilities

Accelerometer

G-Sensor

Front Facing Camera

Rear Facing Camera

Wi-Fi

7″ Capacitive Screen (Sensatouch)

Bluetooth

 

Andy Pad and Andy Pad Pro demoed

3 thoughts on “Andy Pad launch standard and pro 7 inch Android tablets – we have video

  1. I don’t really see the point in the basic Andy Pad due to the resistive screen but I could see myself getting an Andy Pad pro.

    1. The resistive touch on the basic Andy Pad was actually really good and much better than I expected. The only downside is you lose multitouch.

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