The Pandigital Tablet

4 Jan

Like many this Christmas 2011, I was able to acquire a tablet or two for family. I am knowledgeable enough to know that not all tech works the same and therefore I enter into each situation with somewhat of an open mind.

First, I never had any expectation that this tablet that I bought for under $75 would equal something $150 or more. I say this because I guarantee there were many that bought it thinking that come Christmas morning, their child would open it all excited to play Angry Birds and it didn’t. Not only would it NOT play that game but it didn’t even have access to the Android Marketplace!

Buyer beware….if you bought it with that expectation, then shame on you for not taking the time to investigate the differences in models rather than just shop price.

Now, my purpose for this article is just to simply begin a list of apps that I have tested so far that actually work on the Pandigital Novel 7″ with the Android OS (Cupcake) 1.5 operating system. This will help those that are looking for a quick reference for adding apps. Keep checking back to this article because when I find new additions I will add them and date it.

If you would like to do your own search, again the operating OS is called Cupcake and it is Android version 1.5. Below I am listing the APK files that I have found to work and use. There are a lot of apps out there but I can’t say that I have an interest in all of them so I am listing the ones I found interesting.

Jan 03, 2012

Apps Installer
Apps Uninstaller
AVI Player
Bejeweled 4.31.90
BitTorrent.Client. aBTC v1.3
Collins. Spanish, Dictionary + Grammer KVC V1.0
Desk Clock
Dolphin Browser 2.0
HTC Flash Player
iReader 1.0.7.6
myspace.android
Nutsie iTunes Music Player 1.0
Open Wordsearch 2.3.2
PayPal 1.1.3
PDFReader
Solitaire 1.12.2
TuneIn Player v6
UNO 3.1.2
UnZip
WattPad
YouTube Web
WordPress

Jan 0, 2012

YouVersion (Bible APK 3.2.2) *Other versions from v1.0 up to this work, but this version has the voice app that reads the verses to you. Version 3.5+ does not work.

SkyFire 2.1 (Video solution) (See later Blog entry on video)

More to Come…!

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The browsers work fine on the Novel so accessing most websites is no problem. I can access AOL, Yahoo, MSN, or Google and gain access to all my files, storage, emails and such with very little limitation. While I have not found an eBay app to work yet, I can go there as normal. Using a browser like Opera Mini lets you access those sites kinda like apps with its FireFox like Speed Dial feature.

Finally, the Barnes & Noble app works well. If you are internet savy you could download books and such via torrents and use the downloadable tool Calibre to your computer and convert the files to ePUB and they will show up in your B&N library just like the others.

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