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    Christmas has come early...

    ...I've got a Galaxy Tab 10.1 :-)

    (well persuaded one of my schools to buy one for evaluation )

    1st impression - lighter than an Ipad (don't know if this is actually true - just felt like it) but not actually as big as an Ipad (Due to being more of a 16:9 type form factor)

    It runs Education City - couldn't get it to find my LAN Espresso box so there may be issues with accessing local devices via IP (only spent 5 mins trying though)

    Won't get much time to play with it this weekend as taking No 2 daughter to Northumbria tomorrow but should give it a good thrashing next week.

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    Well, as a personal living room device - its bloomin great

    Much easier to use as a phone (Facebook, twitter, browser etc) and of course I just downloaded the same free apps for DLNA video viewing as my desire and they all just worked (UPNP and Rockplayer).

    So just need to find some educational apps (or online content that doesn't need you to press a keyboard key at an inappropriate time when the keyboard isn't visible - unless someone knows how to force the keyboard to pop up and key presses be recognised?)

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    I also bought one this weekend...... took me a long time to choose between an ipad2 or the samsung galaxy tab 10.1...

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    try using the ip address rather than http://cachepilot/~espresso ive found android devices seem to prefer ips to names for internal devices (so rdp to pc/server etc)

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    I'm using the ip address
    http://10.xx.yy.250/~espresso/modules/index.html but I'm getting connection refused msg from the Lancs proxy server so the tab isn't obeying the direction to not use the proxy for 10.xx.yy.250 even though thats what I told it to do.

    It works fine if I don't enter a proxy in the wi-fi settings so I need to fiddle to see whats going on.

    Or does someone know what to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I'm using the ip address
    http://10.xx.yy.250/~espresso/modules/index.html but I'm getting connection refused msg from the Lancs proxy server so the tab isn't obeying the direction to not use the proxy for 10.xx.yy.250 even though thats what I told it to do.

    It works fine if I don't enter a proxy in the wi-fi settings so I need to fiddle to see whats going on.

    Or does someone know what to do?

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    i will take my tablet in tomorrow and try it in a school but i think ive had espresso and internet working at same time

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    Google really really fouled up with proxy settings on Android
    it makes my blood boil when something so simple is not implemented by a firm

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    i will take my tablet in tomorrow and try it in a school
    Ta
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Google really really fouled up with proxy settings on Android
    it makes my blood boil when something so simple is not implemented by a firm

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    wasnt implemented in honeycomb at all till 3.1 3.0 had no settings and they are still a bit hidden in 3.1/2 lets hope icecream sarny improves things

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    One thing thats better on an Ipad is the button on the front to wake it up rather than have to find the Galaxy one on the "top"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    One thing thats better on an Ipad is the button on the front to wake it up rather than have to find the Galaxy one on the "top"

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    meh you get used to it on my transformer its on the side near the top do it without thinking most of the time as long as i dont pick it up upsidedown

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    I'm thinking KS1 kids and KS1 TAs

    need a "shake to wake" app
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    Yup with proxy enabled no espresso i just get proxy logon page and it ignores exceptions and wont even let you savethem if they have a . Or : in them

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    What a load of dingos' kidneys

    I'm going to play with other browsers and see if ff or opera will ignore the proxy setting and can be used for espresso/knowledgebox etc.

    un-f********g believeable!

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