I don't like this tablet.
It doesn't have Android Market nor Google Play officially. Of course it can unofficially be installed, but that doesn't fix the compatibility of applicaltions.
Leader International INC, the author of this tablet, suggests installing Amazon Market in one of the papers which come with this device. This has a problem that you must give credit card details even with free applicaltions. I don't want to give my credit card details just to get free applications!
F-Droid is the solution for this problem. It describes itself as "an easily-installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.".
How can I have forgotten GetJar? It's the first place where I ever downloaded phone applications and where Angry Birds was originally released.
It even works with this tablet like my old Nokia 6125 :D
I am experiencing many issues with different applicaltions on this tablet. Luckily F-Droid clearly tells where the issue trackers and homepages are.
I will list them in them in table below
|Issue||Fixed?||Fix in F-Droid?||Upstream issue||More details|
|WiFi Fixer crashes when it's started||Yes||Yes||Gives "force close" messages on Impression I10 tablet. · Issue #11 · Zanshinmu/Wifi-Fixer|
|Firefox for Android crashes when started||?||?||795572 – Firefox for Android crashes shortly after starting it on Impression I10|
|GitHub for Android crashes when started||?||?||Crashes when started on Impression I10 tablet. · Issue #238 · github/android|
|Barcode Scanner crashes when started||Invalid||Issue 1377 - zxing - Crashes on start with Impression I10 - Multi-format 1D/2D barcode image processing library with clients for Android, Java - Google Project Hosting||"This is a device bug..."|
|Android Terminal Emulator crashes when started||Crashes immediately after started on ImpressionI10. · Issue #162 · jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator|
Why "Fix in F-Droid"? It's the only market which I remembered when I started writing this page. I didn't remember GetJar that time.
It's good that at least alogcat works. I haven't tested other features of adb yet.
What happens when I run it? Nothing as you can see below.
% adb logcat * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * * daemon started successfully * - waiting for device -
I tried installing some games from F-Droid and for some reason they all work. Below there is another table of games which I installed and what I thought about them.
|Andor's Trail||I am lost. I should go to "storage cave" and I cannot find it. There are too many caves and the nearest one was empty.|
|Chess Walk||I keep losing...|
|Dots'n'Boxes||I didn't read the description and thought that this was just X and O game, but was surprised by it being in German and I didn't understand anything.|
|GL Tron||I keep losing in this too...|
|Taps Of Fire||Maybe I am a little better on this than Frets on Fire, but I am bad in this.|
|Vector Pinball||My new favourite Android game :D|
Angry Birds doesn't work, but it's from GetJar not from F-Droid :(
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