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Just purchased TAB 8.9 - Advice please!

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7th March 2012, 10:33 PM   |  #1  
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Arrives Friday.

So what should I do first??

Whats best way to root?

Best home launcher?

Best apps?

Best sd card reader to get

any other advice etc?
7th March 2012, 11:20 PM   |  #2  
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Which model

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7th March 2012, 11:30 PM   |  #3  
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which model

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samsung galaxy tab 8.9" tablet pc 16gb p7310 metallic gray 16 gb~~gt-7310



Another question.

Will any usb sticks work in these?

Can I just plug them straight into the tab or do I have to buy a separate connector first? If so which one should I get? (UK btw)

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8th March 2012, 02:31 AM   |  #4  
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I believe there is a separate connector that converts the charging port into a usb slot.
8th March 2012, 08:25 AM   |  #5  
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I have ordered a usb converter on ebay. Very cheap.

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8th March 2012, 01:32 PM   |  #6  
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Arrives Friday.

So what should I do first??

Whats best way to root?

Best home launcher?

Best apps?

Best sd card reader to get

any other advice etc?

There is a sticky post "[GUIDE] General Guide for 7300/7310" that covers the rooting and other useful bits of information.

I don't think anyone has posted about specific launchers but the ADW has been mentioned; I've stuck to TouchWiz and only changed when trying out the ICS roms.

The BBC app is pretty good. I use Plume for Twitter; it caters for the tablet format and has a nice widget. Taptu is pretty good for news aggregator that you can customise to your heart's content and has some nice widgets.

EDIT: Check out the updated Android Market now called Google Play for the 49p app sale.
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8th March 2012, 02:12 PM   |  #7  
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There is a sticky post "[GUIDE] General Guide for 7300/7310" that covers the rooting and other useful bits of information.

I don't think anyone has posted about specific launchers but the ADW has been mentioned; I've stuck to TouchWiz and only changed when trying out the ICS roms.

The BBC app is pretty good. I use Plume for Twitter; it caters for the tablet format and has a nice widget. Taptu is pretty good for news aggregator that you can customise to your heart's content and has some nice widgets.

EDIT: Check out the updated Android Market now called Google Play for the 49p app sale.

Thanks.

Yes the 49p sale been doing on my mobile.

Question re my apps on my phone and date backedup with Titanium Backup

Anyway to get them transferred from mobile to Tablet?

Would make some things easier like game date and some app data.

Does GO Launcher also work on Tablet?

Not used that Twitter app b4, will check it out. Does it cater for long messages and more than one acccount? (I have two)

Ta.
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Yes the 49p sale been doing on my mobile.

Question re my apps on my phone and date backedup with Titanium Backup

Anyway to get them transferred from mobile to Tablet?

Would make some things easier like game date and some app data.

Does GO Launcher also work on Tablet?

Not used that Twitter app b4, will check it out. Does it cater for long messages and more than one acccount? (I have two)

Ta.

I have no idea about Titanium, I've not used it.

According to Google Play, Go Launcher Ex is compatible with my GT-7300 (3G model) so it should work with the 7310 (Wi-Fi model) too.

Yes to multiple accounts according to the Google Play description and yes to longer tweets.
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8th March 2012, 04:22 PM   |  #9  
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They released a go tablet launcher

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9th March 2012, 03:09 PM   |  #10  
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Grrrrrr

Tablet not arrived today.

Stupid people.

They claim next day delivery but then say dispatched within 4 working days!

How does that work exactly?

Had a right go at their complete mis selling!

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