He last few weeks have seen a flood of low-cost Android tablet launch in Bharat. Famous manufacturers like HCL and even the strange ones, like Zync, have jumped in to tap this beneficial market.
Like other low cost tablets offered in the market, Micromax Fun book comes with all plastic body with faux aluminium covered back. The tablet has been put together well, but the hardware Android buttons seem avoidable, considering the on-screen virtual buttons introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich. Amongst other hardware characteristics, Fun book come with a volume rocker and power button on the right side, while all the ports with 3.5mm headset jack, TF card slot, HDMI, Mini-USB and charging port are placed on the bottom. The Mini-USB port can be used to plug-in the data card (existing for free with the tablet) or even the flash drives with the help of the bundled adapter. The tablet is light and feels nice in hand and even the overall build superiority is decent.
Thanks to Google is choice to make Android 4.0 open-source (different Honeycomb), the budget tablet maker no longer have to install FroYo or Gingerbread on their tablets. So, Micromax Fun book comes with Android 4.0.3. The attendance of ICS itself improve one’s perception of the tablet but in actuality the presentation is sub-par. During our brief custom, the tablet hung frequently and we saw several ‘force closes’.
Fun book takes 3-5 seconds to wake up from sleep, which made us think many a time that the device had run out of charge, only for the screen to come up. While Android 4.0 provide great user interface, the crippled hardware dampens the total user experience on Micromax Fun book.
If you are one of the patient ones and don’t care about the hiccups, Fun book has a lot to offer – it gives a versatile multimedia playback support and even the browsing experience is upright. Company has also attempted to goal students with the pre-loaded educational happy, which is certainly an added advantage.