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Ask Slashdot: How to Pimp My Android Tablet? 154

Posted by timothy
from the ain't-easy-but-it's-necessary dept.
New submitter capsfan100 writes "At Christmas I got an $89 Android tablet by MID. The 7" tablet has sufficient RAM, etc. The battery, however, was rather pathetic out of the box. It's already fading, so we know where this is headed — decent tablet, but it constantly needs the plug. How would you take this 'old' tablet and turn it into a rockin' stereo component? Is there a ROM build out there titled Pimp My Tablet Into An MP3 Player? The current music app can look up lyrics on-line. I'd like to keep that feature. Any ideas on a good app for syncing music videos with my *ahem* random music collection? Any fun, off-beat party apps this middle-aged suburban dad hasn't heard of? Since the Android security nightmare is so well documented, I'd rather not use services that require passwords. I also need top-notch security and monitoring software so I can see what my kids and their friends are doing with it next year when I'm not home while keeping them anonymous and safe on-line. As for my living room stereo system, how best to mount a sleek MP3 tablet? I was thinking velcro, but it would ruin the feel. Maybe a wall-mount arm like my HDTV has? We want to be able to unplug it and move around the room, so I'll need to upgrade the speakers to wireless. Any thoughts there? I'm not afraid of the command line — indeed, I insist on one — but no Gentoo-type projects, thank you. Just a good sleek and secure ROM for optimal tunage with all the top apps the kids are using today."
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Ask Slashdot: How to Pimp My Android Tablet?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 23, 2013 @03:07PM (#42991027)

    Oh, go buy more monster cables.

  • by turkeyfeathers (843622) on Saturday February 23, 2013 @03:19PM (#42991107)
    I don't understand posters like you. Have you even tried Monster cables? I was skeptical about them at first, like you but when I hooked up a pair (making sure they were oriented in the right direction) I was blown away by how much better my collection of 128k MP3s sounded.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 23, 2013 @03:22PM (#42991123)

    Agreed. And here's the answer he's looking for.

    If you want to pimp your Android, beat it nightly until it's giving BJs for coin. Then beat it some more. Remind it - with a beating - that you want your money rolded, not folded. And don't forget to beat it. A lot. That's pimping, in a nutshell.

  • by sesshomaru (173381) on Saturday February 23, 2013 @03:23PM (#42991131) Journal

    Dr. Evil: No, we'll leave them alone and not actually witness them dying, and we'll just assume it all went to plan.

    Scott: I have a gun in my room. Give me five seconds, I'll come back and blow their brains out.

    Dr. Evil: No Scott.

    Dr. Evil: ....you just don't get it, do you?

  • by hb253 (764272) on Saturday February 23, 2013 @03:50PM (#42991283)

    Pimp is such an idiotic term to use, I'm sick and tired of it.

    But if you insist, I suggest a fur fedora, gaudy mink coat, glass platform shoes, and you must mount the tablet in a late 70's Cadillac with pink padded vinyl roof, V-shaped TV antenna on the trunk, bordello red upholstery, and fringe hung around the windshield.

    Plus, you can only use it to listen to the Shaft soundtrack.

  • by PopeRatzo (965947) on Saturday February 23, 2013 @04:34PM (#42991469) Homepage Journal

    (making sure they were oriented in the right direction)

    That's right. I too thought Monster Cables were bogus until I arranged them along the earth's ley lines. Now, they totally rock!

    The only problem is, the Monster cables and the ley lines have a multiplying effect on the amount of EMF radiation that they emit, which causes genetic mutations, so now I'm growing this silver-covered, foil-like substance around the crown of my head!

    But I get kick-ass bass out of my mp3 files.

  • by interval1066 (668936) on Saturday February 23, 2013 @04:44PM (#42991531) Homepage Journal
    You cover it w/a shitload of mylittlepony stickers and your pimped. What else do you need, really?

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