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

Jun 15, 2012 at 3:11pm

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

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

#46586
Jun 18, 2012 at 6:31am

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.

#167585
Jun 18, 2012 at 10:58am

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.

#167586
Jun 18, 2012 at 11:13am

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.

#167587
Jun 18, 2012 at 12:09pm

Do the 1gs run the latest touchosc fine?

#167588
Jun 18, 2012 at 1:57pm

yes, absolutely.

#167589

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