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Old 15-10-2013, 01:37
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http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...tail-christmas

Yep, no sooner than Tesco launches their tablet do Argos go and announce they will do the same. Who is waiting on Asda to release one now?

Tesco won't be too happy that Argos are gonna undercut them in the run up to Christmas.
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Old 15-10-2013, 02:52
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The Tesco tablet has a better screen so I would pay the extra for that. The Argos one looks a bit cheap looking in comparison.
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Old 15-10-2013, 10:38
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they've undercut them. but it's not as good.

Argos are aiming at the young teens, or pre teens. the tesco offering is pitched differently.
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:02
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If it does not have an HDMI output then, for me, it is a non-starter up against the Hudl.
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:15
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If it does not have an HDMI output then, for me, it is a non-starter up against the Hudl.
I'm aware that many people think that is a good idea when they get it they never use it.

it's a bit low tech too. there are many cheap wireless solutions.
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:17
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Such as?
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:45
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The only problem with Argos is that you have to buy to try.
I would be surprised if they had demo's in store
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:46
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chromecast being the obvious one. it's only $35. though it's not released here yet.

there are a multitude of cheap android dongles. or there are dlna devices, often built in to tv's.
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:51
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They've made a pink one for the girls.
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Old 15-10-2013, 11:54
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It seems everyone getting into rebadging tablets game. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...s-8880923.html
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Old 15-10-2013, 17:28
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The Argos tablet is dual core, as opposed to the Hudl's quad core processor.
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Old 15-10-2013, 18:57
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I'm aware that many people think that is a good idea when they get it they never use it.

it's a bit low tech too. there are many cheap wireless solutions.
Depends I find that as most TV is utter tripe these days I often play documentaries etc. on Youtube and the like and a tablet with an HDMI connection is perfect for that, especially as more and more content is going on Youtube in HD format.
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Old 15-10-2013, 19:13
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It seems everyone getting into rebadging tablets game. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...s-8880923.html
Who are the other companies apart from Argos and Tesco which were mentioned in post #1? And Tesco's Hudl is designed by Tesco, it's not a rebadge.
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Old 15-10-2013, 20:59
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The only problem with Argos is that you have to buy to try.
I would be surprised if they had demo's in store
Why would you be surprised? My local Argos has quite a few tablets on display to try out.
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Old 29-01-2014, 14:26
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http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...are-firm-argos

Seems to me that Argos were caught flat footed by the Hudl.
Like any a big corporate, they kicked down their supplier rather than take any of the non selling loss.
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Old 29-01-2014, 14:52
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http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...are-firm-argos

Seems to me that Argos were caught flat footed by the Hudl.
Like any a big corporate, they kicked down their supplier rather than take any of the non selling loss.
Unbelievable b*****ds!
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Old 29-01-2014, 15:16
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I also suspect that took a gamble that Google would turn a blind eye.

But with Tesco likely going through all the correct channels with theirs, maybe Google changed tactics and were part in support of Tesco. Argos certainly knew the risk.
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Old 29-01-2014, 17:45
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Glad I didn't get any of them from Argos as I used the myTablet and the CnM tablets in our local big argos store and they were rubbish.

Argos could have some problems because of this. Any small supplier will be thinking that Argos have done it to this welsh company, they could also put us out business and could end up stop supplying Argos and go else where.
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Old 30-01-2014, 08:05
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Glad I didn't get any of them from Argos as I used the myTablet and the CnM tablets in our local big argos store and they were rubbish.

Argos could have some problems because of this. Any small supplier will be thinking that Argos have done it to this welsh company, they could also put us out business and could end up stop supplying Argos and go else where.
Unfortunately it's generally the larger companies that hold all the aces,,,,,,

This is a classic case of a company being overdependent on a single large customer,,,,,
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Old 30-01-2014, 18:06
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I am not happy to hear about job losses, but if this company hadn't been importing such awful products (the Argos tablet was one of the worst Android product I've ever seen) and making sure everything was legitimate, maybe it wouldn't have got into this situation.

Even if the company alerted Argos, why did it still proceed to supply them knowing the legal ramifications?

In a way, I'm glad that this might put others off importing such cheap tat, which gives people a HORRIBLE experience of Android - and also wastes their money.

Want a cheap tablet? Get the Hudl or stump up a bit more for a Nexus 7.
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Old 30-01-2014, 18:31
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Only 1GB RAM and a 1024 X 600 screen was a main review complaint. I recall that from the Guardian 'cheap and nasty' review the multi tasking was rubbish(only 1GB RAM) compared to the Hudl.

But for the Hudl the reviews would have been kinder. That likely killed sales.
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Old 30-01-2014, 18:41
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Even if the company alerted Argos, why did it still proceed to supply them knowing the legal ramifications?
From the article:
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"A source at KMS said the company offered to get GMS licences for the MyTablet when Argos raised objections in October but that Argos refused to allow KMS Components to seek the appropriate GMS licence from Google, or to remove the unlicensed Google software.
Separate sources at Android device makers have said that licence testing is a time-consuming process which can take months, especially for smaller companies."
Most likely a case of Argos pushing for the product to be delivered within a strict timeframe or they'd take their business elsewhere.
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Old 30-01-2014, 18:51
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If you read the story, Argos knew many a month ago. After all, they already sold other tablets from the same company.
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Old 30-01-2014, 19:20
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If you read the story, Argos knew many a month ago. After all, they already sold other tablets from the same company.
Is that at me or jonmorris?
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Old 01-02-2014, 00:44
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Who are the other companies apart from Argos and Tesco which were mentioned in post #1? And Tesco's Hudl is designed by Tesco, it's not a rebadge.
Are you suggesting that Tesco have staff capable of designing a tablet? or a wine? or anything else?

They are shopkeepers and nothing else despite their exaggerations. But very successful shopkeepers of course.
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