I have a Viewsonic gTablet (10.1", Android 2.2) for a few days. So, I installed the free/demo version, rather than transferring a license. Here's some feedback, some specific to the device, some more general
Apologies for repeating things but I have to give it back very soon, so have been quite rushed.
It has a front facing camera only, so OCR reverses the images. It would need a way to process the image in "mirror" mode to make OCR work, I guess, since I haven't found any camera settings to reverse the image.
I'd like to suggest a single demo document preinstalled that can be put into reader to show off things. I did manage to copy over a large document that was recognized, by first installing a DOC file reader. Normal txt files didn't seem to get recognized by the native Android file reader correctly. They would open in the wrong encoding. Perhaps I was missing a BOM, not sure. A preinstalled text would have shown off the features and help make sales, IMO.
I would really like to see font / screen resize working with pinch/expand gestures, rather than the digital slider and font size selectors.
At least 3 modes:
- Off/Locked screen,
- Coordinated (all elements resize together),
- Individual (able to resize one element independently)
This would be much more friendly than current settings dialog.
The Viewsonic gTablet doesn't have "Ctrl" key for copy/paste stuff. The DOC reader had it's own copy paste stuff in a menu.
A link to the online manual from the Pleco pop-up menu would have been nice.
"Contact Support" wants to start up bluetooth. The gTablet already has wi-fi internet but Pleco doesn't seem to recognize that wi-fi is available. (Even my Nokia phone has wi-fi as one option, and it's "free" when you're already at a wi-fi hotspot)
I'd like to see a "one line characters / one line pinyin" option. It would be much easier to read the entire text if the pop-up wasn't always covering things, making it hard to read something in context. I don't care if the entire "pinyin line" had pinyin, or only the word selected. Just, make it inline with the text.
Generally, things seem slower to get at, more movements, etc. than with a stylus on my Palm. I guess that's the price of using finger/touch...