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Anyone using a cheap 7" andriod tablet JUST as an OSC controller?

June 15, 2012 | 3:11 pm

It occurred to me that there’s a plethora of these Andriod tablets out there (many for next to nothing, especially used). 7" seems like the perfect size as an additional controller too.

I know the Andriod is really shitty when it comes to fragmentation and usability, so writing to see if anyone has one of these compact tablets that is working/playing nice with Max and TouchOSC.

I found this for £46 new, though the reviews leave lots of room to be desired…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Version-Cheapest-WM8650-Android-Supports/dp/B004ULLC4I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339772304&sr=8-1



jbl
June 18, 2012 | 6:31 am

As far as I know, the android version of Touch OSC only supports the premade templates… that’s a deal breaker to me. Also, I would check how the touchscreen feels for the cheaper tablets. Beside these 2 points, I think it’s a pretty good idea.


June 18, 2012 | 10:58 am

Yeah that’s a big deal breaker too. I think the ipod touch will be the way to go, even though its a bit small, at least its ubiquitous and editable.


June 18, 2012 | 11:13 am

With a simple call-out to a bunch of my FB friends, I was able to pick up 6 1g iphones for a TOTAL of $80. I removed the SIM cards, jailbroke them all, and now they’re great with touchOSC audience hand-outs.

You might be surprised how many people have these things collecting dust in a drawer somewhere.


June 18, 2012 | 12:09 pm

Do the 1gs run the latest touchosc fine?


June 18, 2012 | 1:57 pm

yes, absolutely.


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