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Old 19-01-2013, 21:12
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I'm hoping some of you techies can help me out.
I have 250 of AMAZON vouchers that I want to use to buy a 10" tablet. Here's what I need...
To email.
Visit & post on forums.
Do surveys,watch vids,play games etc on a site I'm on .
Visit YOUTUBE.
So pretty much everything I suppose ,other than watching movies or downloading/uploading music.Nor will I be interested in apps (I don't think).
I know being restricted to AMAZON narrows things a bit but the vouchers are all I can use for this since I've no spare cash.( everybody.....boo-hoo )

Any ideas ?
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Old 19-01-2013, 21:40
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I'm hoping some of you techies can help me out.
I have 250 of AMAZON vouchers that I want to use to buy a 10" tablet. Here's what I need...
To email.
Visit & post on forums.
Do surveys,watch vids,play games etc on a site I'm on .
Visit YOUTUBE.
So pretty much everything I suppose ,other than watching movies or downloading/uploading music.Nor will I be interested in apps (I don't think).
I know being restricted to AMAZON narrows things a bit but the vouchers are all I can use for this since I've no spare cash.( everybody.....boo-hoo )

Any ideas ?
Literally all tablets will be fine for that.

You almost certainly will be interested in apps to some extent.

The Samsung Galaxy tabs are quite reasonable. And around that price.
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Old 19-01-2013, 22:37
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Literally all tablets will be fine for that.

You almost certainly will be interested in apps to some extent.

The Samsung Galaxy tabs are quite reasonable. And around that price.
Thanks FP. But I'm told that Apple(I think it's them) don't use Flash player in their tablets etc & from bits & pieces I'm reading I think I'll need that for watching the vids I do on my site.
And yes,I'm picking up that Samsung is the way to go.
I'm just wary of spending the lot on something that won't do the things I need..
So I'm seeking as much advice as possible before deciding. Sorry for sounding stupid or dithery,but 250 is a lot to me (& most people I daresay),so I'm exploring all avenues.
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Old 19-01-2013, 22:57
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Thought I read somewhere that new android devices are not supporting flash anymore either. Maybe someone can confirm or deny this.
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Old 19-01-2013, 23:16
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Thought I read somewhere that new android devices are not supporting flash anymore either. Maybe someone can confirm or deny this.
Officially they are not though its still easy enough to install.
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Old 19-01-2013, 23:35
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Officially they are not though its still easy enough to install.
HMMM.....easy for you c4,but personally I am clueless on even simple things re technology
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Old 19-01-2013, 23:40
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HMMM.....easy for you c4,but personally I am clueless on even simple things re technology
All you do is untick a box in settings to stop you installing apps from external sources and click a link that one of us can post you.
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Old 20-01-2013, 00:57
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My iPad 2 and my Nexus 7 don't have flash and I can watch videos just fine. Youtube works just dandy for example.
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:05
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For your needs, and if it has to be Amazon, then this looks good to me - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Gala...643659&sr=8-13, though you will need to find 25 on top of the vouchers. Youi'll probably need to add Flash manually, but that really is very simple, as c4rv has suggested. I or someone else on here will be able to walk you through it.
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:48
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My iPad 2 and my Nexus 7 don't have flash and I can watch videos just fine. Youtube works just dandy for example.
Not videos in flash though which the op requires.
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Old 20-01-2013, 02:45
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Not videos in flash though which the op requires.
Yes. Must be flash for the site I use.

For your needs, and if it has to be Amazon, then this looks good to me - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Gala...643659&sr=8-13, though you will need to find 25 on top of the vouchers. Youi'll probably need to add Flash manually, but that really is very simple, as c4rv has suggested. I or someone else on here will be able to walk you through it.
I can do 25 OK .I shall check that out tomorrow. I've saved this page so you all might regret offering to help. Thank you everyone.
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Old 20-01-2013, 08:53
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Yes. Must be flash for the site I use.


I can do 25 OK .I shall check that out tomorrow. I've saved this page so you all might regret offering to help. Thank you everyone.
flash can be installed easy enough. you would also need to install firefox or a browser that supports flash too. but increasingly sites have other solutions available. rarely do you have to use it.
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Old 20-01-2013, 09:53
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In that price range and flash, Android. Windows RT has flash, too, but it's in a different price bracket.
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Old 20-01-2013, 10:41
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There's this Brandev Flame 10.1" for 140

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BRANDEV%C2%A...678124&sr=1-32

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5kGkoqNwkY


I don't know how Amazon vouchers work so don't know if this is too cheap, is change given?

And it won't be as good as the Samsung Tab2
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:03
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A link to Flash version 11.1.115.36 for Android direct from Adobe http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...player_ics.apk

Here is a link to the the archived page http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html if you scroll down you will see versions of flash for Android 4.0.

Also here is the FAQ from Adobe complete with YouTube video http://forums.adobe.com/message/4675670 it explains everything you need to know, always install the latest version for Android 4.0 though which is what I linked.
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:22
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My Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 came with flash installed. I didn't have to re-install it after it was updated to jelly bean.
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Old 20-01-2013, 11:44
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My Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 came with flash installed. I didn't have to re-install it after it was updated to jelly bean.
It's worth checking that you are on the latest version http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ which is 11.1.115.36
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Old 20-01-2013, 18:56
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There's this Brandev Flame 10.1" for 140

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BRANDEV%C2%A...678124&sr=1-32

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5kGkoqNwkY


I don't know how Amazon vouchers work so don't know if this is too cheap, is change given?

And it won't be as good as the Samsung Tab2
Yeah the balance stays on your amazon account.
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Old 21-01-2013, 02:10
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There's this Brandev Flame 10.1" for 140

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BRANDEV%C2%A...678124&sr=1-32

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5kGkoqNwkY


I don't know how Amazon vouchers work so don't know if this is too cheap, is change given?

And it won't be as good as the Samsung Tab2
I looked at that . Some bad reviews. I know everything has SOME bad reviews,but out of 12 reviews two are bad,so I'd be wary of that. The aftercare is excellent,but I don't want to have to need aftercare........hopefully. But thank you for the link and it was worth checking out.
By the way,has anyone heard ?......any chance SAMSUNG might extend that cashback thing ? I think it ends this month & you can't claim till you have the item more than 15 days,so I'm just a week or so out even if I ordered right away.
I was looking at this one below from Cambridge Sciences. Seems great value & good reviews by & large,but then the samsung is not TOO much more & is a top brand. Whatcha think?

http://imageshack.us/a/img46/361/tabletx.png
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Old 21-01-2013, 03:23
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It's worth checking that you are on the latest version http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ which is 11.1.115.36
It probably isn't the latest but it still works! If it ain't broke don't fix it I say
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Old 21-01-2013, 07:55
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It probably isn't the latest but it still works! If it ain't broke don't fix it I say
Lol this is flash we are talking about, you should always use the latest version to avoid malware on any platform, it's not like it takes long to install.
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Old 21-01-2013, 09:00
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Lol this is flash we are talking about, you should always use the latest version to avoid malware on any platform, it's not like it takes long to install.
I didn't know that. Thanks for letting me know I shall check and update if I need to
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