Visual Land Connect Android 7" 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 8GB Internet Tablet - VL-879-8GB-BLK-ICS
|CONNECT YOUR WORLD|
Stay connected with friends and family! Surf the web wherever you go! Have your e-mail at the touch of your fingertips!
CONNECT YOUR LIFE
Stay updated on the latest weather and traffic! Access the latest news in a single click! Transport all your documents with you!
CONNECT YOUR MEDIA
Play videos and music wherever you are! Share your library of photos! Download the latest Android applications!
The CONNECT utilizes the powerful Android operating system supporting Adobe Flash Player for optimal web access. Stack and scroll through live, interactive widgets. Personalize up to 7 home screens! Access a wide variety of apps available for download. Whether you want to see the latest news, updates to your social network, check the local weather or read e-books, it's as simple as selecting an app and you're ready to go in seconds. The built-in WiFi allows you to do everything you can do on a PC at home, but on the go. Surf the web like never before. Zoom in and out of web pages, check and manage multiple e-mails at any time or even view streaming video wherever you are.
Customer Reviews of Visual Land Connect Android 7" 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 8GB Internet Tablet
A tablet which is easy to use, but not durable8/30/2012
Brought this for my craving for a tablet. I didn't want to spend a fortune on a tablet, so I gave it a go for this one. Its very easy to use, touch screen is fantastic, but the processor and ram could be a little un responsive at times. Google apps not being there is a negative; but hey what more apps do you want, Amazon and many others are supported. Skype will not work out of the box.My 2 year old started using it. He got used to Angry birds, yes my two year old can use this tablet, its that easy to use. But after 3 months I have been having reliability issues and laptop has started shutting down on its own. So I reset to factory settings and still no luck.
This is a great deal for a tablet with all the functionality this one has. ICS is awesome. The tablet is responsive and fast. I never had any problems web browsing. I do wish there were a few more app markets available, but other than that this tablet is great.
Too many hitches7/25/2012
I bought this tablet mainly to explore what one can do with a tablet, check out apps available, and generally play around. With Android 4.0, I expected that it would be versatile enough to satisfy my requirements. But there have been serious problems. GREATEST PROBLEM is that I cannot download many apps because the tablet is declared to be "Not a recognised device" at the Amazon store. So I am not allowed to download and instal apps. THE DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE GOOGLE PLAYSTORE INSTALLED. So when I try to download from Google Play, I am not permitted to do so. I am asked to "Get in touch with the manufacturer to get the Google Play Store installed". Will the manufacturer get in touch with me to get this done? The tablet appears very sensitive at times, and VERY INSENSITIVE at other times. The tablet came with Skype installed, but that did not work properly. I had to deactivate it, and download and instal SKYPE from the Skype site. After a couple of weeks, this Skype app also began to give problems, and I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Have yet to see whether it will last. The browser installed in the tablet does not allow it to read the network. I have installed ES File Explorer. That is able to read some of the LAN shares. The video player application does not seem capable of playing DVD copy files - with the *.vob extension. AND, I CANNOT DOWNLOAD ANOTHER PLAYER FROM AMAZON OR GOOGLE PLAY. All in all, this seems to be little more than a toy.
I really like this tablet. It actually performed better than I thought it would for the price it is. I love Android 4.0 it really makes the tablet work smoothly as you swipe through screens. This tablet basicly does everything a tablet twice the price can do. E-mail, HD video, browse the web, apps. The only downside is no Google Play, but there are other markets available.
When I first received this item at work, I charged it for 4 hours before checking on its progress - which can only be seen by either powering up the device or unplugging it... there really should be a better status indicator. After 4 hours, it hadn't changed it's 16% charge at all. I took it home and continued to charge it after work and overnight (more than 18 hours total). Finally, in the morning after unplugging, it told me that the device was fully charged (plugged in it still told me 16%, so I'm confused). I used it for about 3 hours before the battery died (it shuts off below 15% charge), far under its 8 hour claim, but still longer than my own laptop would have survived, so I decided not be bothered by it. Netflix worked for about 5 mintues, and I couldn't get anything to play past that. Even after that I decided, "ok... I really only planned on using this to type notes in meetings and read ebooks... I can live." When the battery died, I plugged it in via USB and after 6 hours it was still not above the 15% threshold to be able to stay on while not charging. Some people claimed that their unit was fully charged after only one hour! Not this unit. I plugged it in to the wall and charged it overnight to still find that it was not above the 15% threshold (whether plugged in or not, it was telling me the same thing)... so I'm returning it. It is likely that I am too trusting, but I will give this product another chance to work and order a replacement. That is if Visual-Land doesn't go under due to their inability to replace their non-functioning units... it seems others have had a similar experience.
This tablet is great. It was inexpensive but still does everything I needed. I had no problem surfing the net and checking my e-mail. Videos look amazing and the screen size is big enough to enjoy movies perfectly. This is the most inexpensive tablet I found with the best features. You would be hard pressed to find another Android 4.0 tablet for this price. This is a great deal!
There is a reason they sell out!6/22/2012
I love the size of the screen! Great for watching videos but also a good size for browsing. Its a great value for the price especially with android 4.0 this tablet will do whatever you need it to. It has more than enough processing power built in and the display is great. The only speed bump I hit was that it isn't compatible with the GooglePlay market but you can easily download other markets that have everything you want with a lot of free apps. I would definitely buy this thing for a friend or family member!
Great low budget tablet6/22/2012
This little tablet has good battery on it. It lasted me over 6 hours of constant usage on one charge. I like that I can video chat with Skype on this, which is more convenient than using my heavy laptop. It also loads really fast whenever I turn it on. I have a lot of apps on my phone, and I could transfer them from my phone to tablet easy.