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Polaroid 7" or 8" Android Tablet

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conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 2567 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Lot's of comments from when this was offered in June.

lichme


quality posts: 2292 Private Messages lichme

Item: Polaroid 7" or 8" Android Tablet
Price: $49.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day
Condition: Refurbished

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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
6/27/2013 - $59.99-79.99 - 56 comment(s)


conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 2567 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Some additional info and some good reviews (3.5 out of 5.0) over at the product page

lichme


quality posts: 2292 Private Messages lichme

dbdigital


quality posts: 8 Private Messages dbdigital
lichme wrote:



The quality of this device is similar to the quality of the review...terrible!

alanhwoot


quality posts: 38 Private Messages alanhwoot

The main problem is you have to wait 90 seconds for the picture to appear.

regassert


quality posts: 0 Private Messages regassert

I think if I was dying to have a cheapo android tablet I would find one of the 7inch lenovo's; same processor but has 1024 x 600 resolution. You can find the lenovos around $75 nowadays.

phaedrusz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages phaedrusz

Just curious as to why the image of the tablets show a windows screen.

Or is this some proprietary Polaroid Android port?

I might have short-term memory loss, but at least I don't have short-term memory loss

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 505 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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phaedrusz wrote:Just curious as to why the image of the tablets show a windows screen.

Or is this some proprietary Polaroid Android port?

It's not Windows. It's Android with boxes. Freaked us out when we first saw it too!

lolamarya


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lolamarya

I wouldn't buy one of these for my 2yr old.
I got excited at first glance thinking it was going to be an inexpensive Windows tablet... Ah, I'll stick with my iPad

jasmaria


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jasmaria

I will NEVER buy a Polaroid product again. I bought one of their tablets (not these but a different kind). The thing didn't work out of the box. We had to re-install the operating system ourselves to get it to work, to find out the sound didn't work. Made numerous attempts to reach tech support, they were no help. They said it would need to be sent back for repairs but never sent me the label to send it back. After research I found that lots of people were having issues with Polaroid tablets. Lesson learned. Polaroid has lost my business.

gserack


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gserack

Never, ever buy a Polaroid product.

Polaroid doesn't actually make anything.

They rent their brand name to no-name companies who sell nothing but crap. You will find no lower quality in this universe than something marked 'Polaroid'.

MISRy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MISRy

The one I got in June was the first thing I ever returned to Woot! and that's all I'm going to say about that.

true559


quality posts: 22 Private Messages true559

Bought the 7" for my 2 year old only because she was constantly taking over my tablet. That tablet had android 2.1 which I upgraded to 4.0. It worked better with 2.1 so I went back. Bottom line...while I didn't expect much from this tablet it does the job. My daughter can play her games, music and movies while I can now use my tablet in peace. Most importantly, she has been using it for 8 mos. now and it still works fine.

bluemaple


quality posts: 64 Private Messages bluemaple

If the price seems too good to be true...

I've come to think of Polaroid and Sylvania as drug store electronics brands. We go to the drug store to get prescriptions filled - thankfully a rare event in our household.

This crap is beneath Woot's reputation.

phaedrusz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages phaedrusz
ThunderThighs wrote:It's not Windows. It's Android with boxes. Freaked us out when we first saw it too!



After reading the factoids in the comments, I think I'll avoid this polaroid android. Or maybe I'm being paranoid.

I might have short-term memory loss, but at least I don't have short-term memory loss

nikoruzu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nikoruzu

Is it possible that this tablet has Google Play Store access even though it mentions it nowhere? Well, nowhere, I could see it, anyway.

ojaudet


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ojaudet

I like mine.
I start by remembering the great price
and balancing the one downside [browsing]
vs.
the good:
nice ebook reader
fine media player [movies look great on 7" when they're propped up on a pillow next to you].

Kebsis


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Kebsis
bluemaple wrote:

This crap is beneath Woot's reputation.



For a website that's famous for selling 'bags of crap' that is definitely saying something...

Shinespark


quality posts: 30 Private Messages Shinespark
phaedrusz wrote:After reading the factoids in the comments, I think I'll avoid this polaroid android. Or maybe I'm being paranoid.



*rimshot*

hippi4


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hippi4
conanthelibrarian wrote:Lot's of comments from when this was offered in June.



I purchased 2 of these for my daughters to help keep them entertained while on vacation. 1 of them keeps shutting off on it's own and the other one won't allow us to go into the app store.
These are terrible and we will be returning them!

meandsecoya


quality posts: 11 Private Messages meandsecoya
nikoruzu wrote:Is it possible that this tablet has Google Play Store access even though it mentions it nowhere? Well, nowhere, I could see it, anyway.



No. I bought a pair of Polaroids (albeit, a different model) for my kids off woot last year and out of the box, they can only access Amazon's store. BUT, if you head over to Freaktab.com you'll find easy instructions to modify the tablet and be able to do a lot more with it, including use the Play Store. I was ready to throw the tabs I bought in the trash, but after putting a custom ROM on it (which was crazy easy, and the tabs I have are unbrickable) it was like a brand new machine. See if they have any ROMs for this tablet, and if they do, I'd go ahead and get it.

sakataguy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sakataguy

Alot depends on the model numbers, I just returned to Big Lots two running 4.1.1.
Also, they don't support wired ethernet, the Eth0 implementation is busted, the stack is incomplete.
Also, the ADB implementation is iffy. I had to manually customize my adb_usb.ini and android_winusb.inf files and replace my adb driver, andd it still wouldn't work all the time.
Probably not an issue for you unless you're a developer like I am, but if you are, or are looking to use one to learn Android programming, you're better off with a Prosccan 7223G running 4.1.1 for $90 at Big Lots (including carry case and a nice integrated USB keyboard!) AND it supports wired Wthernet (via USB adapter from Radio Shack.)

KcasMij


quality posts: 1 Private Messages KcasMij

If you want to play around with custom roms and stuff, this is a good cheap tablet to have some fun with... You may need to put an earlier version of netflix on to get it to run and can't play candy crush, but you can still find some uses for this... I currently have it Velcro'd to the top of a bunk bed as a netflix/video player.... not bad. For a tablet check out the hisense quad core from walmart for a cheap good tablet.

meandsecoya wrote:No. I bought a pair of Polaroids (albeit, a different model) for my kids off woot last year and out of the box, they can only access Amazon's store. BUT, if you head over to Freaktab.com you'll find easy instructions to modify the tablet and be able to do a lot more with it, including use the Play Store. I was ready to throw the tabs I bought in the trash, but after putting a custom ROM on it (which was crazy easy, and the tabs I have are unbrickable) it was like a brand new machine. See if they have any ROMs for this tablet, and if they do, I'd go ahead and get it.



jdavis559


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jdavis559

Just got mine today, and the battery won't hold a charge. Refurbished, yeah right.

ROGETRAY


quality posts: 140 Private Messages ROGETRAY

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jdavis559 wrote:Just got mine today, and the battery won't hold a charge. Refurbished, yeah right.



Sorry to hear that the battery on your tablet isn't holding it's charge.
I would recommend that you contact Woot Member Services at support@woot.com and let them know.
Your purchase should still be covered under the 90 day warranty.

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vudean


quality posts: 4 Private Messages vudean

got mine setup and it won't stay connected to wifi, and there is almost no sound coming out... it sounds like something is moving around inside of it too.

guess I will email woot too