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Coby Kyros 8-Inch Android 4.0 4 GB Internet Tablet 4:3 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen with Built-In Camera, Black MID8048-4

Coby Kyros 8-Inch Android 4.0 4 GB Internet Tablet 4:3 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen with Built-In Camera, Black MID8048-4

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8 inches Display
  • All winner A5 1 GHz
  • 4 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 802_11_BGN wireless
  • Built-in front-facing camera and microphone
  • 8″ LCD Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen
  • 800 X 480 Resolution
  • E- Book Reader
  • High- Speed 1 GHZ Processor
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N

8-Inch ANDROID OS 4.0 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen tablet 4:3, Access popular games and apps from the GetJar marketplace, All-in-1 device to browse the web, watch YouTube videos, check Email and much more, Plays popular internet video, music, and photo formats, E-Reader with access to thousands of books, 4GB Internal memory plus microSDHC memory card slot to store your music, photos, and videos, 1GB RAM for seamless multi-tasking, Wireless internet with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Hours of use with re

List Price: $ 219.99

Price: $ 109.99

3 Responses to “Coby Kyros 8-Inch Android 4.0 4 GB Internet Tablet 4:3 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen with Built-In Camera, Black MID8048-4”

  1. Janowbi says:
    259 of 268 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Coby Kyros 1042-8, October 24, 2012
    By 
    Janowbi

    Okay, I’ve had this little gem for about 5 days now. I was looking for a ten inch tab, but didn’t have a lot of cash. I already have the Acer Iconia A-100, which is a great tablet. But i wanted a 10 incher. When i first got it, it ran fine but there was no Google App Store, bummer, So I got the Amazon App Store. everything was working fine but when I loaded Netflix it didn’t work, the app loaded fine but the screen would just go blank. I called Coby Customer Service and they said it was a problems with Adobe flash not running right? Anyways, with Coby you actually get a live person however, you may not get one that knows anything. So i looked around on the internet and found that this is a problem with the tablet. I also found a solution. A tech advised to reboot the system and erase factory files. Here is the message —- “Power the unit off (holding power buttom) and selecting Power off, then hold simultaneusly back button and on buttom 8 seconds,when the android icon appears press the back button, in the menu select wipe data/factory reset pressing home buttom and then press back buttom, in the next screen select “yes delete all user data” pressing back buttom, and in the next screen select “reboot system now” with the back buttom and wait. IT WORK FOR MY TABLET.” ——

    After doing this download the Good e-Reader app store through Getjar. The Good e-Read app store has everything. Netflix now works great on my tablet. I was also able to down load pretty much every app the Google Play Store has. They even have the Google Play Store app. Anyways, after doing this my tablet runs smoother, seems to be faster and everything works. Took this tablet from a 3 to a 5 star. I now love this tablet. Oh, when doing this it will erase things (music, pics, videos) on the tablet but not on the SD Card.

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  2. Darrell Meece says:
    116 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    great for certain things, September 15, 2012
    By 
    Darrell Meece (East Lansing, MI United States) –

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

    This is for the 10″ coby. I got it to replace the functions of an e-ink kindle. I wanted to be able to read books, surf some simple web pages, maybe check my e-mail and calendar, play some simple games. I liked the idea of a bigger screen that I could see page-size pdf (and maybe a comic book) on. It turns out that this tablet is fine for those needs.

    It actually seems made pretty well. The touch screen seems to work well – by way of comparison, I’ve had a couple of older tablet pc’s, and older windows ce pda’s, my wife has an older resistive touch 7″ android, I have an android phone. So on the one hand I’ve used a lot of touch screens, on the other, I can remember when you had to have a proprietary batter-powered stylus to use one. So to me, the touch screen seems pretty good, but I don’t know how that will translate to others. It is a finger print magnet and picks up smudges like mad. It is perfectly adequate for e-book reading and playing simple android games.

    I am an average sized male and the size is fine for me for a big book reader. The trade off of the bigger screen is that you have a bigger device to hold. I can just “palm” it with one hand – it is 16 X 9 so it seems longer than it does wide. I don’t think it is too large to be a comfortable reader.

    The wi-fi connected in a snap, couldn’t be easier. One thing that is sort of annoying is that everytime I resume from a suspend I have to disconnect and reconnect the wi-fi for it to connect. I haven’t figured a way around that yet, but I think it may be an ice cream sandwich “feature.” It connects easily to our linux computers with the cable.

    I found that I was more bugged by the lack of google play marketplace than I thought I’d be. As best I can tell, everyone who has tried rooting the 10″ has bricked it. So I didn’t root it. You can get the apk for google play easy enough and side load it, but the device isn’t on google’s list of approved devices so the apk won’t run and connect to the market. Because you can’t root it, you can’t edit the boot file to spoof it as a device on google’s list. So unless you root it or google adds it you won’t be connecting to google play.

    Which isn’t really that big of a deal. It has a get jar market on it, but I had already put on amazon market before I bothered looking at it, and there’s really not much use in it. The amazon market is easy enough for anyone to add – just point the web browser to amazon and follow the directions. Of all things, the only thing I wanted to put on it so far but wasn’t able to yet is tux math for the kids – it is on google play but not amazon market and I can’t find the apk on the web. It was easy enough to side load other apks. It runs the angry birds apps fine, and the cut the ropes, fruit ninjas, temple runs. I had a devil of a time getting where’s my water/Perry to install. It just wouldn’t install. I tried different versions and nothing, then one time I tried it for a lark and both just installed and now they play fine. I must have installed something with a needed library or something along the way. Who knows. I downloaded free solitaire and freecell from amazon and they work fine. That’s enough games for me, so I haven’t bothered putting any emulators on it, without hardware buttons I don’t care to.

    It has both a regular size usb and a micro usb, which is nice because you can use something like a usb key board. The power plug is an additional little port. The batteries last longer than I thought they would – good enough for me to read and play some games. I put some videos on there just to see them and they worked fine. The kids watched some youtube on it and that was fine. I couldn’t get netflix to install on it though.

    It has an micro sd card slot, that is important to me. The file structure is a little wonkey, but you’ll find the sd card if you look around. After the first time it didn’t really matter to me because it remembered the location in the history and I can just click the short cut there.

    It comes with a book reader built in. I side loaded an epub file and it seemed to present it just fine. I went ahead and put the cool reader app on it because I like the flexibility of that app. I used it to read A Dance with Dragons an it was a good book reading experience – I turned off the background and just use white text on black or yellow on blue. Honestly I didn’t miss e-ink and I was a fan of it.

    It isn’t an ipad and it isn’t a tegra 3. It is $150 bucks. So if you want the ipad or a tegra 3 don’t get this. If you have some basic android experience then this will seem familiar and easy, and if you want a basic tablet then this is a fine one. I got lucky here, it fits my needs very well – so if you are looking for something like that, book reader, web, simple games, with a bigger screen I’d recommend this to you.

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  3. nizzly says:
    139 of 148 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A couple of Aha Moments . . ., July 23, 2012
    By 
    nizzly

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

    Arrived quickly, and I was very happy with how it looked!

    Things to note:
    - This takes a very small, 5V DC power supply, which is unusual to me.
    - It is an unsupported Google device = no Play app store, and still can’t figure out how to get HBO GO to work on it, and can’t get Facebook created app (unless someone tells me where else you can download it from!)
    - Has a very sensitive power button – last 3 times I’ve put it in my backpack for use at work, the power button has been hit in transit and I arrive with it drained and unusable. Could probably be remedied by buying a better case than by using the slipcover it comes with.
    - Back button often exits you out of something, rather than taking you to your last page/position.
    - Browser, while effective, does not have near the same functionality as the browser on my PC.
    - Browser feels slow to me, and it’s annoying.

    Other things to note:
    - Sound quality was surprisingly good for what it is.
    - Keyboard is awesome and works really well, which surprised me.
    - Absolutely zero lag in streaming of either music or video – win!!!
    - You can still do lots of great stuff, like use other social media apps that allow you to view Facebook, or use the browser for it (can’t get browser version of HBO GO however, *sad clown face*).
    - Use Amazon app store for lots of good stuff even if you can’t use Google Play app store – the Get Jar app store was surprisingly limited. Might just be the brand new O/S.
    - Picks up home wi-fi & mobile hotspot (wi-fi from my phone) just great, never had a problem with that!
    - Renders books really well and is fun to use for reading.

    Overall, because it is less than half price of any other 10″ tablet out there, I will give it a “like” rating and deal with what it doesn’t do. But the HBO GO thing was a major blow and the big reason behind losing a whole star. I’ve heard that they are supposed to be coming out with a new version of the app that I can get to and will work on this O/S, but my fingers are still crossed on that . . .

    Also, in case anyone from Google is reading this – you majorly effed up by allowing others to license your O/S by NOT also allowing anyone with said O/S’s devices to be able to access YOUR CONTENT. Lose move IMHO. Retarded.

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