Monday, November 15, 2010

Notes From the Technoground: Cherry-Picking the CherryPad Android Tablet
While trying to use a CherryPad Android tablet as a portable media player, I’m stymied by problems with the Android Market.
We hadn’t even pulled out of the garage, and my nearly-three-year-old daughter asked, “Are we there yet?” It's not that we didn't expect it—my daughter expects most every car trip to be short, and my wife and I heard the same question several times within the first few minutes of what would be an hour-and-half-long drive. On drives like this, my wife or I—depending on who’s driving—try to keep our daughter occupied with reading, drawing, or singing along to one of the many children’s-songs CDs that lives in our car’s player. Sometimes sleep wins the day, but often we eventually give in to her desire to watch a movie...