Friday, November 27, 2015

My New Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite

So there are a lot of people who are estatic over the whole Cricut Design Space App for the Ipad and Iphone. I, however, am not one of them. Why? Because I am an Android girl. I owned an Iphone 3 for a period of time and didn't like it. I was an Android owner before that and then after. My last 3 phones have been Samsung Galaxy phones and I have to say I LOVE THEM! I currently own the Samsung Galaxy 5. So ya see the app for the I products just didn't phase me one bit.

But wait...they announced an app for an Android? *insert Minion voice here* WOOT??!! Cricut Design Space for Android?? Oh well that is nice but how am I suppose to see on my little phone screen on what I am trying to do? My tablet is a Kindle Fire, which if you didn't know runs it's own OS (ie operating system), and is not compatible with the Android App of Cricut Design Space, and I know this information to be true because I got it from a very reliable source who I am sure was getting a headache trying to explain to me why the app wouldn't work on a Kindle. I had been shopping for a new Kindle since mine is starting to try and poop out on me and have been researching which one I would like to have for over a week. In the mean time I saw that Walmart had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite in their BF ad and I was mildly interested just knowing it was Android.


Thursday evening my cousins and I decided to head out to Walmart in Seminole *okie wonders if people have ever even heard of Seminole Oklahoma* to see if we could get a few things from the ad. The store was busy but was nothing like my Walmart in Ada on Black Friday. I didn't even see one fight in that store *okie remembers the fist fight and the cops being called over some Paula Deen cookware a few years ago*. People weren't even push each other out of the way. I digress, let me get back to our trip. We picked up a few things and I told my cousins I was going to see if they had any of the Samsung Tablets, thinking I could check it out more while we were in the very long line waiting to check out. I finally found out where the Samsung tablets were located and when I got to the spot there was a worker sitting on a pallet of water that was covered with a board protecting the Ipad and Samsung tablets that were left. I looked down and there were only 2 Samsung Tablets and she promptly handed me one when I asked and then behind me was a man that got the other one. I figured it must be fate. 

The operation of the tablet is almost exactly like my phone so there isn't a difficult learning curve for me right now. The display is good, not HD, but still as good if not better than my Kindle Fire. It runs Netflix which I do use a lot on my Fire and I was able to download the Kindle Reader App and figure out how to work it easily enough. I don't think I am going to regret my jump from a Kindle Fire to a Samsung Tablet. Now whether or not I like Cricut Design Space on the Samsung Tablet will be a whole different experience. For those who don't know I hated the Gypsy so lets hope this goes a little better!

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  1. My husband had a Samsung tablet and he really liked it. He is constantly making fun of my iPad :( I also had a Gypsy which my sister gifted to me for Christmas when it was first released. Honestly the screen was so small that I didn't used it much. I still have it sitting inside its box in a desk drawer, LOL.

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    1. I sold my Gypsy because I hated it, only used it a few times. So far I am liking my Samsung tablet, will like it more when I get the case for it because it is slippery to hold LOL.

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  2. I Really I never even looked at the adds much this year. Usually on Thanksgiving evening we look at the adds and decide where to go with my Sister and two nieces. But the last few years has been flops. Never really got any deals. So this year with my Sister having two back surgeries she never had any days off.

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  3. Forgot to say congrats on your new tablet :)

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  4. If you get the chance to download the Design Space app (is the android app available yet?), I hope you will share your thoughts. I am an Android user too ... but I only have a phone, not a tablet. Although the screen is good size ... for a phone ... I have some serious doubts on how Design Space would work with it ... my eyes are just too old for tiny things. Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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    1. I am quite sure I will share my thoughts on it! LOL

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  5. I have this Samsung Tablet and I LOVE it! I am with you, I love my Androids.

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  6. Congrats and Merry Christmas to you! I have never had an iPhone but I do have an iPad but when it comes to phones I really prefer an android; my daughter loves her tablet.

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  7. I hope you enjoy your tablet and I'll be anxious to hear what you think! Oh and I have heard of Seminole! Enjoy your day... :)

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    1. Can't believe you've heard of Seminole! LOL I grew up north of there in the country. Going to Seminole was a treat because that meant I was going to town HA HA HA

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  8. Can't wait to see how you feel about the app. I'm an android girl myself. It's a hard road when dh is a tech director. I'll use his ipad when it's convenient (ie: I'm to lazy to get up and turn on my laptop). But I'm wondering if I'll have the same problems with fonts that I do with the ipad.

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  9. I am anxiously waiting for the Android app for Design Space too Shirley. And while I love my Kindle Fire, I really want a Samsung Tablet. I love my Samsung S5 phone a lot and my son got a Samsung tablet and I was loving his. lol But I don't own one and not sure when I will. I do have another "Android" tablet that I can use when the app comes out, but I still really want a Samsung tablet. I think I will love the app for Android, unlike you I really loved the Gypsy and could use it well even with the small screen. But now that I don't use the Gypsy, I'm ready for app for Android, can't wait for it to come out! I hope you like it better too. Hugs, Brenda

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    1. I'm not a gotta have the latest and greatest type person and I went went with the lite because of the price and size. I do like how I am more familiar with the workings due to it being a lot like my phone.

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  10. I just purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tablet A. I also jumped from an iPhone to Android mostly because I was trying to reduce my phone bill. But I'm pretty much getting used to the Android and my new Samsung phone. I grabbed a deal on the Tablet at Target. Only $229 plus they gave me a $30 Target gift card. They had an iPad mini for about the same but the larger screen on the Samsung was what got my attention. I too had a gypsy and the screen was so small, I could not use it. Not to mention how dull and colorless the display was anyway... I loved being able to work on my PC. I hope the Android app is all they make it out to be. I'm excited to be able to take my tablet anywhere and design when I'm sitting in line at the DMV or at an appointment... or even break time at work.

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