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Getting The Most From A Tablet

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by Brvsfn01, Feb 17, 2020.

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  1. Brvsfn01

    Brvsfn01 Thread Starter

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    I have an old Samsung 8" Galaxy tab that I bought from a Thrift Store with the cable and AC charger. Mainly I use the tablet when I want to show clients and potential clients my photography. I like the larger and higher quality screen as opposed to a cell phone. Also when I access Instagram and Twitter I like the larger screen again as opposed to a cell phone. The tablet is old, the Model# is GT-P7310 and it is running Android 4.0.4.

    My tablet will access the Internet via a WiFi connection but it is a little on the slow side and it runs into Certificate problems on occassion. I am trying to figure out what I can do to get a little more out of my tablet. I have noticed that while I have the latest version of Firefox loaded the tablet runs slow. There is a browser on the tablet called simply "Internet" which seems a but better but I am wondering if I should load Chrome since it is an Google tablet.

    Is there a way I can force the tablet to upgrade the OS or an I stuck with what I have? Are there any tweaks that I can use to get more my tablet? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks all.
     
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    Brvsfn01 Thread Starter

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    I see no one has responded to my post and that is all well and good. I have never been a huge fan of tablets and place them in the same category as Crapbooks, pieces of junk that are good for absolutely nothing. and my ambitions got the better of me today. Until today the tablet was just a fancy picture frame but I started to think that if I was going to access the Internet with it then I needed to secure it and I put a PIN code on it. Well, sadly the tablet screwed up the PIN code and I am now locked out of the tablet but that's OK tablets are terrible anyway.

    I have disposed of the tablet using a protocol that I developed when I was working for Dell in their Enterprise Refresh Division. I used a drill press to drill multiple holes in the tablet then I worked it over with a hammer and then dumped all of the fragments into a vat of acid for final disposal so that tablet will never be accessible by anyone ever again.
     
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    It had only been less than two hours since you initially posted. Too bad the version was 4.0.4 because if it had been 4.3 or higher you may have been able to update the version of the OS using the SmartSwitch app through your PC.

    Anyway, who has a vat of acid laying around? :D

    Lastly, I have to mention that I've edited your post for language. Even if it's starred out by the board's filters, it's still not acceptable. Please keep that in mind in the future.
     
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    You should have kept it. I own three android tablets. The oldest (Asus with v5 Lollipop) will be used to take pictures, read books and watch movies that I have on micro sd cards.
     
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    @plodr keeping the tablet simply was not an option. My own ambition got the better of me. Until today that tablet was nothing more than a fancy picture frame and an expensive door stop but I decided to try and make it do more than that piece of junk was ever capable of. I figured if I was going to access the internet with it then I needed to secure it and I tired to input a PIN code and the tablet corrupted the PIN code and I got locked out of it. The tablet went from being a door stop to a piece of useless junk and I have no room in my life for things that do not work plus I simply cannot stand tablets, they are garbage plain and simple. If it hadn't have been for the insanely low price tag ($20) on it at the Thrift Store I would have never bought it a year ago but I did get a year of use out of it so I guess that is something.

    As far as the "vat of acid" is concerned it is standard industry protocol to make storage devices completely and totally unusable when they are no longer needed plus as much as I would have wanted I just didn't have time to go out to the gun range today. I will admit that the thought of that piece of junk at 1,000 metres with a picture of Nancy Pelosi on it was appealing. With a 7mm Magnum on that hi-def screen I could have certainly put an eye out but I did what I could with I could with the resources I had at hand.

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
     
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