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Old 19th Nov 2015, 15:16
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Cheap tablets with Sky Demon

I have been using my i-pad with Sky Demon, but find it slightly too large on my knee. I am tempted to get a cheapish tablet, under 100 for mounting on a yoke bracket. A smaller display but more conveniently sited. Perhaps a simply question, but would Sky Demon run OK on a cheap tablet?
Thanks in advance for any helpfull comments.
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 15:36
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I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with an 8" screen. It works fine for me. I bought the tablet 2nd hand for 80.
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 15:49
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I find that a mini iPad is the perfect size. Expensive new but plenty of second hand ones around these days.
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 19:23
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I bought a Lenovo Yoga2 8" tablet for my friend. Nice compact size, excellent battery life at 18 hours, excellent stereo sound, very reasonable price. Runs SD nicely with the external GNS2000 Bluetooth receiver of even the internal GPS.
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 21:09
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Tesco Hudl "Free" with 50 of Tesco tokens
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 22:05
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does the tesco one have the inbuilt gps
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 02:25
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If you got used to the effectiveness of the Apple Environment, you might be dissappointed by a cheap solution and an iPad Mini (4, as this earns highest ratings & reviews actually) may be best art of choice. An Android solution does its job and if its destined to one purpose maybe even well, but you also may encounter a lot of more maybes when time goes by, updates have to be done etc. I advise to check forums.skydemon.aero for an impression on the different mood in discussions of iOS vs Android usage. You will find i.e. a discussion on Tesco as well. Built your opinion on reading Skydemons forums and decide what you feel is best for you.
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 09:28
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Thanks for all the replies. I am using a Garmin GPS to feed the i pad. I was just looking for a cheap smaller screen for easy mounting. It would only be used for in flight nav. Just checking that a cheap alternative would not lack the neccessary processing power etc for SD.
Thanks again to all.
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 09:29
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I bought cheap, used Nexus to be my SD tablet. Paid about $45 for it. It has a GPS built in, and works.
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 14:35
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LG G pad 7" - less than 100 - works a treat with Sky Demon - inbuilt GPS too..
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 15:44
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Rob from SkyDemon here!


If you are looking for a low cost tablet, you could do a lot worse than the Tesco Hudl2. It is surprisingly smooth and robust for a cheap android tablet, and we actually use one as part of our internal testing suite of devices.


You might find that connecting your Garmin Glo to it is a bit of a pain(requiring mucking about in menus) but since it already has GPS included, that effort might be superfluous.


If you have already grown accustomed to the Apple-y way of doing things then learning the Android operating system might be a bit tedious though...
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 17:55
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Not only does the Tesco Hudl (1&2) have gps, I stumbled across a compass in mine the other day.
(dunno if SD uses a compass)
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 23:06
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Yes, Hudl 2 has GPS:

Sensors
GPS, 3-axis Accelerometer, e-Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor

Battery life is not brilliant so a USB supply would be desireable



Hudl 2 ? The new 8.3? Tablet - Bigger, better, faster - Tesco.com - Tesco
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 07:25
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The Hudl2 is a real nice little tablet and best of all, it is affordable to keep a second as backup if one breaks. A friend put one permanently in his plane and is quite happy with it (he is an Android guy and loves to fumble around on the devices, but lack a wifey, so there may be some side effects ;-) ... but thats another story). He has a second device I have not seen in action, but maybe Rob can say a bit more wether that runs SD as well - it is this 20 China tablet: https://www.chinavasion.com/china/wh...t-Orion-Black/ (has no internal GPS).

If you are used to using awkward Garmin GPS "logic" menus, Android KitKat is not that bad, compared, but train on the ground before and enjoy i.e. SD. I was positively surprised how well it does its single job there, but as mentioned before, get a permanent power connection, or always take-off with fully charges battery, that is a weak point.

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Old 21st Nov 2015, 10:00
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Tesco discontinued the HUDL 2 mid Oct. I got one from the Tesco Outlet ebay site but they too have run out I think. Not sure whether Tesco will offer further Android updates for existing owners either. No word of a HUDL 3 either.
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 10:24
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...There may be some refurbs available at tesco online.
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 12:14
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Tesco discontinued the HUDL 2 mid Oct.
Where does this information come from? I heard in the store it takes about half a week to get one and they are facing very high demand.
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Hi...

http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-news/tesco-stops-selling-the-hudl-tablet-what-does-this-mean-for-existing-users-11364012392094

http://gadgetshow.channel5.com/news/miffed-theres-no-tesco-hudl-3-christmas-check-out-these-budget-tablets-instead

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/android-tablets/tesco-hudl-2-tablet-review-uk-offsale-3575158/

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tesco hudl discontinued

Also I called several stores at the end of oct to be told the same. Plus it's not available on line from Tesco direct.

I got a refurb one from Tesco Outlet Ebay shop a couple of weeks ago for 79.

You may be lucky to find a store with some stock left. Sounds like you've done well to find a store that can get you some stock. I'd take them up on the offer.
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 14:44
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My guess is there will never be a Hudl3.
What the people involved leaving T and having sold their movie streaming offering I guess T are abandoning that aspect of their business totally.
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 15:00
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Argos are selling the 2013 Nexus 7 16gb for 97.97 on offer at the moment if that helps anyone. Black Friday may yield some offers. Nexus 7 2013 is getting on a bit and 16Gb is not great. I don't think there is an SD slot in them either.
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