Cheap android tablets?

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  1. Allanm

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    there was a thread on the forums a while ago about cheap android tablets, anybody remember where you can get them?
     
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    loads on ebay. i bought a couple and still going well 2 years on. at about £40 i figured anything over a year was good. not lightning fast at that price but good for most things. bought my grandson one and it lasted 6 months till he smashed the screen
     
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    I don't want a lightning quick one, I want to use it connected to wifi to control a GoPro camera via the GoPro app. I recently upgraded my iPad and iPhone to ios9 (beta) and the app won't connect now.
    I'm not keen on Android, so it won't be used for anything else. Anyway, thanks for the info, I'll do a search on eBay
     
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    If you have a CeX shop (or similar) locally you might be able to pick up a second hand one cheaply.
     
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    I think our nearest one is about 15 miles away. Might pop in next week and see what they have.
     
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    Got a Samsung from sainsbury £109. cheep for a Samsung!
     
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    Does the Fire have access to all the Google Play apps? The only app I want to use at the moment is the GoPro App, if I can download that, I might consider the Fire. At the moment, favourite is the Lenovo Tab 2 8". Not sure on the quality of the non branded eBay ones, I'm sure they are fine, but I don't want to take a chance with one.
     
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    WELL... I have been tempted after a visit to Curry's .....
    Having noted a few plus point for having certain apps, I have shelled out and bought a Samsung galaxy Tab A..
    ANDROID TABLET.....

    All my ipad followers will be shocked I am sure....

    Off to play with it now..
     
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    Another option would be an old Android phone if anyone in the family has upgraded and has an old one lying about. Used without a SIM card it is basically a small screen tablet but with all the app functionality.
     
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    I got a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini in France for €99 every bit as good as my previous Nexus at £250!!!
     
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    No one has an old android phone, we are all iPod/pod/phone users....
     
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    Lack of forward planning :D;)
     
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    nice to see you have grown out of the Apple hype:LOL:
     
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    No.

    The official GoPro app doesn't appear to be listed in the Kindle app store. There are some 3rd party apps, but they don't get a very good review score.

    If you have access to the Google Play store, search for GoPro, then look for apps by M-Apps. These are the ones that are offered in the Amazon Store for the Kindle Fire.
     
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    The Kindle Fire isn't really a general purpose Android tablet. It is virtually hard wired into Amazon so if streaming videos and music is what you want then it is a good device at a good price but if you want it to do more then another device, such as the Hudl or Nexus 7 would be better.
     
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