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I bought a G-Tab for my son (7) and myself for Christmas. We have three other android devices in the home (2 Droid2's and my DroidX). My son also has a Droid Eris we set up for him with WiFI (no service) to play around with, etc.

The Tablet is more of a 'Want' for me, and I keep struggling with just exactly what do I want it to be besides a 10 inch Angry Birds device.

The plan is that the Tablet is just kind of 'around' the living room, etc. Would be nice if each family member could sync their g-mail/e-mail/facebook, etc. but have each persons account 'segregated'.
I noticed that TnT would allow setting up of different family accounts, but I quickly removed TnT in favor of TnT lite.
Does anyone know of any strategies for allowing 'login' style access to certain accounts, etc? I don't think android is set up for this natively so I may be trying to put a square peg into a round hole.
 
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I am looking for the same functionality, I did not want any user to pick it up and access my emails, etc.
 
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Did anything like this ever come around?
 
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The Tablet is more of a 'Want' for me, and I keep struggling with just exactly what do I want it to be besides a 10 inch Angry Birds device.
What??!?!? That's not enough for you?

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What??!?!? That's not enough for you?

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Well, it was for a while. It's now a 10-inch Can-knockdown device

I've also been working on integrating into my truck as a GPS solution.

But, Back on topic... The way that Android handles accounts makes me believe the goal of this thread is not likely.
 
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You can set up separate family accounts on TnT Lite. Just go to Settings/Family accounts/Add family member.
 
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Good luck with the integration. I did the same thing 2 years back with a Garmin 7500. That was all install and video.

As far as the multi-user part goes, maybe a different Linux.

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The OP's tablet use case mimics mine exactly and I'm so far disappointed that no one has really made multiple user profiles a core part of the tablet experience to date.

This was my knock on the Ipad from day one. I am more lenient now with the Android devices because we are running a phone OS on a tablet against Google's wishes. But IMO when Apple introduced a dedicated tablet the abilitly to have multiple user logins would've been a must have if I was going justify their high price.

I haven't even checked to see if Google is addressing this in Honeycomb but it would give them a huge leg up. I would only be willing to pay > $400 for a tablet device if it could do what my PC does, aka serve multiple users in my house with unique profiles/apps/accounts etc.

How is this feature in TNT? I use Vegan right now.

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Despite what apple would want you to believe, the ipad is just a big ipod touch. Same with google, android is still a phone os that stubborn manufacturers shoved onto their tablets despite their objections. A multiple account login screen would be a nice feature on honeycomb, hopefully they can include it.

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There is a solution for multi user profiles on android! its on my blog [I'm not advertising]
That's a nice trick. The SwitchMe app also works similarly, I think.

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