Tablets

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet currently
available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet (though its
already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will hit
SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

··· On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer <ksharpey@dimagi.com wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are
awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much
better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate
and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

··· On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson wrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet currently
available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet (though its
already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will hit
SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksharpey@dimagi.com> wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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I’ve used the nexus 7 and had a great experience with it. PIH is about to
deploy several in Chiapas Mexico to an active case finding team. We’ll have
extensive experience on those within the next month, so I’ll report any
feedback they have.

··· -- Jonathan Payne, MS 615.579.5413 skype: jonathandavidpayne

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

There’s definitely also a use case difference here. 7" tablets are
awesome if you have to carry them around all day. 10" tablets are much
better if it’s going to be mounted, you get a lot more screen real estate
and it’s much easier to provide unambiguous input.

-Clayton

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Jonathan Jackson jjackson@dimagi.comwrote:

Hi Kieran -

the Nexus 7 is regularly considered to be the best 7 inch tablet
currently available. Depending on your use case, the new OLPC XO Tablet
(though its already been delayed, and may not have a cellular radio)
is scheduled to come out in the US in mid-July (not sure when it will hit
SA); which may also be a great device and slightly more rugged. Asus
actually makes the Nexus 7, so it more depends on the exact device rather
than the manufacturer.

-J

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Kieran Sharpey-Schafer < ksharpey@dimagi.com> wrote:

Hi Community!

I wanted to checkin on the prevailing experience on good tablets for
CommCare? We’ve used a few Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in SA previously, but we
know both the form factor (size) and operating system on that is rather
outdated. Has anyone tried out the Nexus 7 or other good candidates?

There’s also a prevailing prejudice that in terms of device overall
performance (outside commcare) Samsung tablets are a good bet whilst
cheaper brands like Asus might not be. Just wondered if anyone could either
confirm or deny this from personal experience, besides those here
https://confluence.dimagi.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4718838#SupportedDevices&ChoosingaDevice-AndroidPhonesandTablets

Best wishes!
Kieran


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