1. A895's Avatar
    I am scouring websites and can not find a comparable tablet the Fire HD 6 that has Google Play. All the decent enough Android tablets run over the $99 price tag of the HD 6. Anyone know anything I missed?

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    01-25-2015 08:31 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Found this refurbished Hisense Sero 8 for $77 on Groupon, whose specs seem pretty similar to the Fire HD 6. Hisense Sero 8 16GB 8" Tablet with Android OS and WiFi | Groupon. Hisense made a name for itself with the Sero 7 Pro, so the Sero 8 might be worth looking at.
    01-25-2015 11:55 PM
  3. A895's Avatar
    Found this refurbished Hisense Sero 8 for $77 on Groupon, whose specs seem pretty similar to the Fire HD 6. Hisense Sero 8 16GB 8" Tablet with Android OS and WiFi | Groupon. Hisense made a name for itself with the Sero 7 Pro, so the Sero 8 might be worth looking at.
    Did some research, and the Sero 8 lacks a GPS, so some apps are showing incompatible in the play store, there is also an issue where the tablet charges slowly.
    01-26-2015 07:22 AM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    I'm not sure you'll find a Google-sanctioned device (meaning it will have Google services on it) at that price point. Amazon can sell theirs at such a low price because they anticipate the Amazon Prime subscription fees will more than cover the "loss" they may sell the device at. To get FULL use of all the features (Amazon streaming services) you need a Prime account.
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    01-26-2015 08:01 AM
  5. A895's Avatar
    I'm not sure you'll find a Google-sanctioned device (meaning it will have Google services on it) at that price point. Amazon can sell theirs at such a low price because they anticipate the Amazon Prime subscription fees will more than cover the "loss" they may sell the device at. To get FULL use of all the features (Amazon streaming services) you need a Prime account.
    You don't need a Prime account. All amazon prime does is provide unlimited video streaming but you cam just watch videos by passing for them.

    My issue is that while Android has changed to be real high end devices, they still suck on the low end. Every single tablet under $150 had compromises.

    The tablet I am aiming for now is the Asus Memo Pad HD 7, it is $149. I wish it was cheaper though.

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    01-26-2015 02:44 PM
  6. A895's Avatar
    I found an Android tablet equivalent finally, it is the Hipstreet Titan 3 7, comes with a 1GB of RAM, dual core processor, and the play store all for $89.99.

    The only problem is that it is sold out at BestBuy.com and isn't available at any stores by my college. 😠

    I may have to get a Kindle Fire HD 6 then.

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    01-27-2015 10:53 AM
  7. A895's Avatar
    I think I may get a HP Stream 7 instead of the HD 6. I can't stop buying movies on Xbox Video and only devices with Microsoft's OS have Xbox Video as an app, so I have to get a Windows tab and the Stream 7 is a HD 6 contender on price and performance.

    Android with Google Services is still devoid of a HD 6 contender.

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    01-28-2015 06:22 PM
  8. pezhedz's Avatar
    Have you considered rooting a kindle? For $99, the Kindle Fire HD 6 seems like a contender for such a thing.

    Otherwise, I was looking for something similar and am thinking of purchasing a HP Stream 7 just because Microsoft has such a great deal running right now. ($79 + 1 year Office, 100 skype minutes and $25 Store credit)
    02-09-2015 03:03 PM
  9. A895's Avatar
    Have you considered rooting a kindle? For $99, the Kindle Fire HD 6 seems like a contender for such a thing.

    Otherwise, I was looking for something similar and am thinking of purchasing a HP Stream 7 just because Microsoft has such a great deal running right now. ($79 + 1 year Office, 100 skype minutes and $25 Store credit)
    Yeah, the Stream 7 is a good deal but I have consistently heard of some performance issues and then the speakers suck. It seems if they out 2GB of RAM instead of 1 it would be better.

    I am just going to wait it out and see what new Windows tablets come out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-09-2015 03:59 PM

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