About me: I work with Android development - hobbyist but experienced. I have made custom ROMs and developed a few apps. I am a recognized contributor on xda-developers. I knew exactly from the specs what I should get (low end, generic, China-made tablet) and that would have met my needs for this item. I have better devices for other purposes. This is a very disappointing tablet even at $79.99, which I strongly do not recommend. Why I needed this: I am presenting at a conference and need a tablet to set on the table to display a simple website. Bottom line: It does not matter how cheap a tablet is if it won't do the basics. What if it cost $10? Why would you want this? I respect those who have given positive reviews, but I strongly advise everyone to pay a little more, still get an economy tablet, but one that will serve you well. Issues: (1) Top of my list, the noted specs are NOT accurate. Both the listing and the box will say 4GB internal storage. There is ABOUT HALF of that, if you count the Android system partition even. I ran FreeSpace to get a picture to share with you. Hopefully it will attach to my review. If not, reply and I'll send it. This is fresh out of the box: Internal / data partition 0.98 GB (1GB)
System partition 0.50 GB
Internal mnt/sdcard storage 1.60 GB
Total: 2.6 GB (counting all aspects of the device, even the Android system partition) (2) Display is strangely reflective - mirror like almost. I've never seen this to this extent on a device. Hard to see screen without seeing your own face. (3) Text is fuzzy, not as clear at it is even on first generation smartphones. (4) Google apps have to be side-loaded. This is fine for me, but a novice might not appreciate it. They ship this with a strange, small "app store" but what you want is the Google Play Store. That's where apps come from for Android. The google apps suite is all free, and you can find downloads all over the internet. Google how to download the apk files and load them onto your tablet to install. No big deal but not something you should have to do. Most lower end tablets ship with the market. This sort of thing is what you have to do with chinese ebay tablets. Why is this on walmart.com? (5) There will never be a software update. Normally, Android gets update options. What you get it what you will have, period. I emailed the manufacturer one question. Got a closed ticket before I could even ask a follow-up. Also, the manufacturer's website appears to be something an individual maintains. There's no "factory firmware" to download, for example, something that most low end tablets have access to. (6) There is a very similarly named device: Xelio Odys. I am not familiar with that device, but from googling I can say that this is not that device. (7) This has Rockchip RK2928 inside, if you want to google for that. "FYI" and should be in the specs but it's not. Hope this is helpful to some people. Pay a little more and get a brand you've heard of - i.e., the lowest price tablet of a real brand. Cheers.
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