Today I spent part of my morn­ing watch­ing ani­me and re-design­ing my port­fo­lio. The lat­ter is a work-in-progress and the for­mer was just for fun as I am cur­rent­ly look­ing for a new job or wait­ing for col­lege to start. Need­less to say, that got bor­ing after a way. I don’t know, maybe I have a short atten­tion span.

At any rate, I looked at the tablet I keep mount­ed on the wall to update me on the things that are going on in my world and real­ized that it’s pretty…what’s the word? Oh yeah, crap­py, that’s the one! Well, maybe not crap­py, but def­i­nite­ly not as use­ful as my oth­ers. Coby has the ten­den­cy to lock down their tablets and not real­ly put any­thing use­ful on them to begin with. Nor do they allow you to put any­thing use­ful on your­self. No Google Apps, no Ama­zon App Store, they have this cheezy wannabe app store that is, from what I can tell, main­ly porn and games. Not exact­ly my thing.

So I looked into slick­ing the entire tablet and install Ubun­tu Touch, but it doesn’t seem to be com­pat­i­ble with my  tablet and didn’t play well at all the last time I tried. So I thought I’d just for­mat and install straight-up Android onto my tablet, since it’s run­ning a bas­tardized ver­sion of it to begin with. Yeah, no, that didn’t go so well either. So I thought I’d get ahead of the crowd and install Fire­fox OS, but all I could find was a link to sign my email up to a list or the desk­top emu­la­tor. Big let down, but not enough to stop me dead in my tracks.

So I start­ed search­ing around on how to root and just install the Google Play Store. Shabam! I got a link to a forum post on androidtablets.net that set me up right! Now I have installed all the apps from the Play Store that I need on the wall-mount­ed tablet. I don’t need all my apps from their as this app isn’t real­ly mobile since I have it mount­ed to the wall. So I just need things to help keep my day in order. I am one hap­py geek, espe­cial­ly since I didn’t have to try for­mat­ting and installing a new OS on a tablet through a mini-USB and microSD card com­bi­na­tion. That could have been a nightmare…again.

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