Summary: I am really disappointed in my purchase of this tablet. I did a lot of research and all the reviews told me this was the best deal. It is not. It runs incredably slow and does not have a good android system. I would much rather have spent a bit more and purchased a mini ipod or a nexus.
Summary: Update I called Coby today about my Coby MID7042-4 tablet thay've had for 67 days to repair. Coby response I should recevie it Thursday. Almost the same response I've gotton everytime I've called. Below is my orignal review: I usually don't review products I've bought. However I thought I'd share my experience with Coby tablet repairs. The speakers quit working on my Coby tablet after 32 days Amazon couldn't help because more than 30 days had passed.
Summary: I have played with this Kyros 8024 swapping out the Android 2.2 OS with 2.3 and installed the Google Play and I have to say for the money it is a top grade tablet. Tweaking just makes it even better. Battery life is on the better side of the low end tablets and very stable OS. Can also move apps to external SD card to save space on internal memory. You can't do that on Android 3.0 or 4.0 and up.
Summary: I bought this in June 2011, and promptly tinkered with it to get a few things other than the default Addlib/Getjar app. Here's some tidbits: Graphics: The screen, while not the best, performs well with many of the games and apps on the market, even video. For the price, it is really good. Audio: With headsets plugged in, it is awesome. By itself, rubbish. Why can my cell phone play sound louder than this?
delivers in every aspect,with the Google Android Market and new OS= 5 stars
16 April 2012
Summary: Coming from a Kyros MID7015 7inch Tablet this 200mhz + 1inch jump into Android 2.3 (came rooted) sure is a few notches higher in terms of overall package and media/entertainment capabilities. I have yet to feel a major turn down on this item, it pretty much delivers in every aspect, and with the Google Android Market and fairly new OS it earns it 5 stars. No interest in a Ipad after using this for a while.
Summary: As my title suggests, the 8024 is fine at getting on the Internet. It's also not a bad book reader. But, the most important thing about an Android is having access to apps. Appslib does not work on the Kyros. Apparently it is not a compatible device.I've gone on various message boards and discovered that this is a problem for pretty much all Kyros tablets. Also, I tried going to Google Play (which replaced Android Market) and tried to download an app.
Summary: The coby kyro mid8024 seems like a good buy, thats what I thought too. But after receiving it I noticed the screen isn't the greatest quality. But I thought what do you expect for $150. Then I went ahead and started to download the latest version of the android market(not as easy as it sounds). Well I didn't realize that the android market only has about 150 or so apps that can still be used on it.
Summary: I bought this mainly as a kitchen tablet for reading recipes etc while cooking. Not for heavy media use, so I assumed I didn't want to spend the extra on a fancier tablet. Boy was I wrong. When I received this, the inspection sticker on the outside of the box was already open. That should have been my first warning. When I opened the box, all the contents and accessories had already been unpacked. That was bad sign #2.