Augen GenTouch78 Giveaway

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Update: The contest has ended, but stay tuned for more giveaways from Liliputing! The Augen GenTouch78 was one of the first Android tablets to break the $150 mark in the US when it went on sale at KMart last year. It’s now available for even less if you shop around. The tablet isn’t a very […]

PandoraDroid makes the Augen GenTouch78 tablet almost bearable


The Augen GenTouch78 made headlines when it hit the streets last summer because it was one of the cheapest Android tablets you could walk into a store and buy in the US. That didn’t make it a good tablet. In fact, it’s probably one of the worst tablets I’ve used, thanks to a sluggish processor, […]

Augen demos its new line of Android tablets

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The Augen Gentouch78 got a lot of attention last year as the first sub-$200 Android tablet available from a major US retailer. It’s also a pretty lousy tablet, with a rather unresponsive 7 inch resistive touchscreen display, awkward button placement, and no accelerometer — which makes screen rotation kind of a hassle. But Augen is […]

Augen to launch 6 new Android tablets ranging from $200 to $600

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The Augen GenTouch78 may have received pretty lousy reviews, and Augen may have been forced by Google to remove access to the Android Market (it never really worked anyway). But that’s not stopping the company from moving full steam ahead into the great Android tablet beyond. Augen has announced plans to introduce 6 new tablets, […]

Augen is prepping next-gen tablets

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Disappointed that the $150 Kmart tablet turned out to be just barely usable? Don’t worry, the folks behind the Augen GenTouch78 are working on a next-gen model that should address at least some users’ complaints. The company says it’s working on a new Augen GenTouch Espresso line of tablets which will feature 7 to 10 […]

Inside the Smartbook Surfer

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Just in case you needed any more evidence that the Smartbook Surfer 7 inch Android tablet now shipping in Germany is basically the same device as the Augen GenTouch78 tablet available in the US, one customer decided to take the back panel off of his Surfer and see what he could see. And what he […]

Smartbook Surfer Android tablet unboxed – it’s an Augen GenTouch78

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The Smartbook Surfer is a cheap Google Android powered tablet that’s available in Germany for just over $230. It also has the distinction of coming from Smartbook AG, the company which has been threatening to sue device makers, bloggers, and others over the use of the word “smartbook.” The tablet is now shipping, and at […]

Augen release GenTouch78 update with screen calibration, USB charging


Augen may not be likely to bring full Android Market access to the GenTouch78 tablet anytime soon, but the company did push out some software updates last week that goes a long way in addressing some issues early customers have had with the $150 Android tablet. The company’s August 4th firmware update adds a screen […]

Augen GenTouch78 KMart tablet to lose Google Apps

You know how we were just talking about that $150 KMart tablet and how it was unlikely that it would ever have full access to the Android Market? Yeah, it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg. The company issued a statement today explaining that future shipments wouldn’t have the Android Market […]

Don’t bank on KMart’s $150 Augen tablet getting Android Market access

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When KMart started advertising that the Augen GenTouch78 tablet which the store was selling for $150 would have access to the Android Market, I was skeptical. Google may not review every  app in the Android Market with as much rigor (and suspicion) as Apple does with the iTunes App Store. But to date, Google has […]

Gpad G10: Cheap Android 2.1 tablet with camera, accelerometer

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The Augen GenTouch78 Android tablet is getting a lot of attention because it sells for less than $170 at KMart. But while it’s one of the cheapest Android powered device you can buy, it’s kind of a pain to use at this point thanks to a resistive touchscreen that’s not particularly sensitive and a few […]

Augen GenTouch78 Android tablet rooted, dissected – Video

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The Augen GenTouch78 Google Android tablet has only been available in the US for a few days, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that at least half of the units sold have gone to hardcore early adopters and hardware hackers looking for a cheap Android tablet to play with. Case […]

Closer look at the Augen GenTouch78 user interface


I’ve had a little more time to play with the Augen GenTouch78 Android tablet, and here’s the deal: It’s a mixed bag. You can check out my hands-on video after the break, but here’s the short version: On the one hand the build quality is pretty decent and the tablet feels good in the hand. […]

First impressions of the Augen GenTouch78 Android tablet


The Augen GenTouch78 tablet has been getting a lot of attention for the past few days. That’s not because this cheap Android tablet is the fastest, highest resolution, or most powerful iPad competitor to hit the streets. It’s for two reasons: It’s cheap. And it’s available in stores in the US. I stopped by a […]

Augen GenTouch78 tablet gets the hands-on treatment – Video

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A handful of folks have managed to get their hands on the new Augen GenTouch78 Android tablet which is selling for $150 at KMart. For that price, I don’t think anybody expects an iPad-like experience. But the tablet has a 7 inch display, 800MHz CPU, and runs Google Android 2.1. It sounds pretty decent for […]