Tablet recommendations for using new Android app?

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(Patrick Gallagher) #1

Hi DHIS2 community,

For the previous three years, my organization has used Google Nexus 7 tablets with DHIS2 apps, but they are in need of replacement.

Which tablets are organizations buying to use with DHIS2’s new Android app? I’m aware of the current recommended specs (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jZjw-hb1W8sszkPU9yPWrPoow91gEkTb0nyZJh3IJQQ/edit#), and many tablets fit those specs.

Have you heard of organizations using the Amazon Kindle Fire 8 tablets (less than US$100!)? They meet most of the specs. They use Fire OS (built on Android OS), which presents obstacles, but may still be workable. Do you have insight?

Regards,
Patrick Gallagher
Nascent Solutions
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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(James Omutsani) #2

Hi @pgallagher1,

I believe that as long as the device meets the minimum specs required for running the app (Though I would prefer if you worked with the recommended specs), and also fits your organization’s budget and requirements.

Best,
James.

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(Karoline Tufte Lien) #3

Tagging @dhis2-android team to see if they have any particular experience with Fire OS.

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(Marta Vila) #4

Hi @pgallagher1,

I checked with the team and we don’t foresee any incompatibility with the Amazon Kindle Fire 8 tablets. But we have not tested them and have not heard from anyone using them with the DHIS2 Android App.

Please let us know how it goes if you decide to test them, as it seems like a very good option for device acquisition.

Best,
Marta

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