The 8 inch rand McNally tablet

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Upright, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Bugjuicet3

    Bugjuicet3 Light Load Member

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    I like it for the most part so far. Sure it could be better but it's also better than the majority of others out there. What's the difference in 3-400 for just a gps unit...add on another 100 and you have a tablet and a dash cam. Not a bad deal. I also sold my tnd 720 for 200 so this new one really only had me out of pocket for 300
     
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  3. moosc

    moosc Road Train Member

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    First misleading ta/petro has it also..

    For a limited time, purchase the new Rand McNally TND Tablet and get 500 instant bonus points. And guess what? It's offered exclusively at Love's Travel Stop locations in February. Read more about the Rand McNally TND Tablet on the Love's List#here
     
  4. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET Medium Load Member

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    So it runs Android, yet I cannot get Android Dock software for my TND 720.

    It looks like RM partnered with Motorola for the TND .Tablet
     
  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    I play clash of clans and the device really heats up after an hour, granted so does my phone, but this is the only time it really feels hot to the touch (on either device)

    I ran wifi and bluetooth to play a netflix movie with audio hitting my trucks sound system via bluetooth and wifi to my hotspot, no real connection issues or playback problems, audio was really rather good, but not fun to lay down and hold a tablet to watch a movie, i think i generally prefer my laptop for movies (unfortunately I need to get bluetooth on it so my sound isnt drowned out by the truck when idling)

    I did notice it decides at random (when not playing anything over BT) to turn off the BT connection on its own)

    Wifi if not using wifi it will terminate connection with my hotspot but leave the wifi enabled, again, no rhyme or reason for it

    And here we have the biggest problem to date and the clincher on my not keeping it

    View attachment 79297

    monday, I pulled it off the dock and the little part (on left) started, then on wednesday, I pulled it from the dock and the larger section of screen lines died

    my opinion, a solid first TRY at an offering, but the components just will NOT hold up to everyday use much less everyday use by a truck driver, components are priced at premium without themselves BEING premium, there are many kinks to work out and I eagerly await your next offering, but I hope and advise you team up with someone like samsung to make the device and you guys just focus on doing excellent trucking software

    PS, make the magnet mount and the standard usb connection standard on all your new devices, I LOVE those 2 things
     
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  6. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    I am not understanding this.

    monday, I pulled it off the dock and the little part (on left) started, then on wednesday, I pulled it from the dock and the larger section of screen lines died

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  7. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    You asked me in another thread, but then come on this thread to post a reply?

    The Dock is written for the Mac and the PC, but not the Android.

    What does Motorola have to do with it?

    Mark
     
  8. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET Medium Load Member

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    Yes, I asked you a question and you answered it.

    I made a comment that had nothing to do with you.

    To answer you question, I though Motorola owned Android, but I see that other phone manufactures use it as well, so I was wrong to assume that.

    So, Dock was written for Mac and Widows, I get that. But now they have a TND Tablet that runs Android. Why can't they write Dock for Android? Then I could just plug my 720 into my phone.
     
  9. moosc

    moosc Road Train Member

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    Android is a operating system owned bye Google. About 18 months ago Google bought Motorola only to sell it to Lenovo.
     
  10. Mark Kling

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    [FONT=Calibri,sans-serif]Android tablet USB is a Slave, not a Master like a PC/Mac. The 720 is also a Slave. You can’t set up an Android phone as a Master. You can connect an Android phone to PC/Mac, just like a 720. But the 720 can’t update your phone, nor can your phone update the 720. They are both USB Slaves.[/FONT]
     
  11. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET Medium Load Member

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    I cannot say that I understand what all that means. I can print wirelessly from my phone, doesn't that make it a master to the printer or any Bluetooth device?

    You don't have to try and explain it to me. Unless you want to. I am sure you have enough to do already.
     
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