SandmanXP wrote:Got the LeapPad2 two for Thing2 at Xmas before seeing the Nabi2. Played with a Nabi2 briefly recently and was impressed, but didn't really have a chance to dig into it. The Woot deal is tempting, but the 'most helpful critical review' on Amazon is enough to make me hold off. http://www.amazon.com/review/R1SQDWA9V48C2X/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R1SQDWA9V48C2X
I think the conclusion to this post speaks for itself. The kid loves the tablet, even though the mother has some opinions that aren't quiet true.
Here are some clarifications to the post.
Freezing is typically due to either not having updated to any of the OTA updates. Fuhu has released 3 since the tablet started selling. This include enhancements, additions and fixes. Second various 3rd party apps cause freezing. Fuhu cannot control what people install on the tablet, some apps are not compatible with either the OS or hardware. ie. Yesterday's Amazon Free App of the Day installed, launched but never loaded. That's an app issue not a tablet one.
3RD PARTY MARKETS:
First no kids tablet on the market is currently authorized by Google to include Google Play or the Google Apps. All Google Apps can be installed on the tablet with limited Google Play Store functionality.
Alternatively if you own another Android device with Google Play Store on it you can easily sideload apps onto the nabi 2 Tablet.
Android 2.2 or 2.3
As for not being able to install Netflix. It's right there for free through the Amazon Appstore. Not sure why she wasn't able to find it.
Canadian and Irish parents can easily install free apps from the Amazon.com Appstore by following steps outlined in this post.
Here's a link to the preloaded content on the tablet. While there are a number of demo apps, there are apps only available on the nabi 2 Tablet.
Clicking on the Apps option from the FAQs Support page will provide you with a better understanding of what is available.
INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT WITHIN SOME APPS:
Parents need to do their due diligence when installing apps from 3rd Party markets. Test the app in nabi Mode before you give it tou your child. If it contains things you don't like, uninstall it.
While Fuhu provides the nabi App Zone which contains parent and kid approved apps, you are free to add other markets including the Amazon Appstore, 1Mobile, etc.
Free apps for the most part come with advertising, that's why they are free.
Fuhu's nabi Mode prevents most ads from being accessed, though there are some that they just can't deal with unless they are pointed out to Engineering.
The reviewer calls out the Netflix app, that she wasn't able to install in the previous comments. Anyway this is an app issue, as Netflix has not enabled a kid-friendly option in the Android app. You currently have to switch your entire account to be kid-friendly in order to address this. Again not an actual tablet issue.
REAR FACING CAMERA:
Yep it doesn't have one. That's covered in the specs though.
Yep you can get a pack of 10 for $3.00 on Amazon.
One of the recent OTA updates included an enhancement/fix that increased battery life to over 7 hours. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410515,00.asp
Battery life also depends on various settings and what apps are being used etc. So it will obviously vary from user to user.
I believe the drop test prove that the bumper works. Do any tablets come with screen protectors? No.
SCREEN ANGLE VIEWING:
This is somewhat of a deficiency, but using it day in and out, it is not one I notice as significant.
Accessories are always optional. Fuhu believes in providing quality products rather than cheap ones. Their fine with you going and spending $10 on headphones, but they value their brand and are selling these. https://store.nabitablet.com/nabi/accessories/HEADPHONE-00-FA12.html
The charger kit mentioned allows you to use it in the car and as a wall charger, it comes with a 9' cord and carrying case. https://store.nabitablet.com/nabi/accessories/CHARGERKIT-02-FA12.html
Hope this clarify's some of this reviewers points and points out many inaccuracies.