al_yrpal wrote:Sweep, does the Hudl gps now work with location switched on?
Yes it does work
I don't really think this was the issue though.
A quick google search will show other folk have had issues with the power of the Hudl GPS/its ability to lock on.
(other internet searches by the by will also find that the volume is also an issue for many on certain media feeds - there are some very helpful folks on the internet)
So in summary my first summary of experiences of the Hudl for touring.
GPS maybe needs a bit of kicking - now working - not as good as the Garmin Etrex20 of course and it couldn't reasonably be expected to be - a useful adjunct though - can see myself using it at cafe pit stops or outside the tent of an evening.
Sound issue with built-in speakers - pity the onboard software system can't make full use of the speakers (I wasn't expecting Sensurround) but though I don't really like using earphones they can be used for stuff like iplayer.
Left side intermittent screen block/failure - definitely an issue but it appears so far that it can always be resolved by just turning the screen off (sleep) and then back on. This only takes a second and does not I stress mean that you are rebooting/exiting apps. I was in a Tesco the other day and asked two folk at customer services who both actually had Hudls whether they had any knowledge of this. Both said no but to be honest I had the impression from the expression of one that that one was bluffing somewhat. This is of course one of the reasons why I research stuff on the internet and garner user experiences and also ask (hopefully) helpful folk on forums. This screen lock might be an issue if you are a gameplayer but I can live with it.
Generally very pleased with it and would recommend it. Build quality seems excellent. Spec also very good - in particular mini SD card slot and built in mini HDMI. Some more expensive tabs won't take cards and instead charge you over the odds for added memory models. And the Samsung Tab 3 10.1 inch actually forces you to buy an extra hub device to plug into the mini USB if you want HDMI capability. In a unit that is so much bigger (and expensive) that really is taking the P. The Hudl can also access BBC iplayer downloads - as yet the Samsung can't.
So with a hudl you can merrily sit in a Wspoons, download some progs, navigate merrily back to tent (but using Etrex) and then view whatever with the headphones on.
So in general a thumbs up.
Hopefully the sound issue and ther left screen issue will be sorted in a future update.
PS - on folks' apparent ignorance of your posts Al - this I'm pretty sure is because, unlike some forums, this one doesn't seem to tell you that someone else has posted to a topic while you are typing - or maybe mine was affected by a noscript thing I'm experimenting with. NB - I'm not criticising this wonderful generally peaceful forum.