domingo, 22 de diciembre de 2013

Getting to Know Android through ZaReason's ZaTab ZT2

I am a proud owner of a ZaReason Alto 4330 laptop.  I really like it and it has worked great during its first year.  I bought it by this time last year.

I learned this year that ZaReason is making a tablet, the ZaTab ZT2.  What caught my attention was that this tablet is easily hackable, unlike others.

I thought this device could teach me about an OS that I've barely touched: Android...and if in the process I learned how to load ROMs or making my own to load them to this tablet, that would be great.

Thus, I bought it.

So far, my experience has been fine.  As I'm not into tablets, I don't know exactly how good or bad this one may be. I think it does not have anything different from other tablets besides its root access (which I haven't been able to figure out.)

Today, after an app installing/uninstalling frenzy, I got the infamous Android bug "the process 'android.process.acore' stopped." I thought I had managed to brick the device and thus set a new computer-breaking record, but (after trying other solutions without success) I found my way to restoring its factory settings. It is working fine now.

That's as far as I have gone with this tablet.  Now I'm getting to learn about Android.
ZaTab ZT2 (photo from

6 comentarios:

  1. You forgot to mention that you also got me a ZaTab (Hehe, thanks!). I'd find the following good points (when comparing it to the previous Android tablet I had):
    1. The display is bigger.
    2. The interface is responsive and consistent.
    3. The form factor is sturdy
    4. You don't need to attach lots of adapters (to use sd cards, for example)

    You really got a process-halting bug so soon? That's truly a record!
    I haven't reached that far; although I did do some reading on rooting, I don't seem to have grasped the fundamentals. Eimi is enjoying the tablet for the time being.

    1. True, although I've read that its specs are a little below the standard...especially if you are a heavy gamer. Since I am not, I find it OK. You are right about its responsiveness. So far, this is the only touch device that has actually obeyed to me! :P

  2. I forgot to mention: nice blog decoration!

  3. Hope you have fun learning about Android. BTW nice change in the blog.

    1. Learning is always good, if not always fun (Dicto Simpliciter). Thanks; this new look is a MEPIS subliminal message! :P