Deciding between moding a tablet or making one ?

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Deciding between moding a tablet or making one ?

Unread postby odroid alc » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi all

I want a 6.8" to 8.5" tablet for doing wifi calling, removable battery's, Cellular network and video play back.
And make a charging dock for swapping out battery's.

Will it be ez'r to mod a cheep tablet ? Making the battery removable ? Constructing cosmetics is not an problem for me !

Or... using the odroid xu4(I have 2) and what ever I need to make the tablet ?

any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated ...!
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Re: Deciding between moding a tablet or making one ?

Unread postby mad_ady » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:50 pm

You can use the xu4 with the vu7, vu8c, but you need to add audio/wifi as well. The biggest challenge will be making a case for it. Vu8c+C2 have a nice case.

Regarding batteries - there's a challenge to find off the shelf powerbanks that can supply 4A

I'm sure that an existing tablet can have its own problems, but at least casing/aspect won't be one.
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Re: Deciding between moding a tablet or making one ?

Unread postby odroid alc » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:20 am

mad_ady wrote:You can use the xu4 with the vu7, vu8c, but you need to add audio/wifi as well. The biggest challenge will be making a case for it. Vu8c+C2 have a nice case.

Regarding batteries - there's a challenge to find off the shelf powerbanks that can supply 4A

I'm sure that an existing tablet can have its own problems, but at least casing/aspect won't be one.


Al I need is a sim card adapter, mike, speakers and a camera. Designing a heat sink with the case being slim is going to be a challenge. I want this tablet to replace my phone >_<

AHH.. Did not thaink about trying to get a 4A+ batery !

Thainks for the suggestions of the c2 and the display options
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Re: Deciding between moding a tablet or making one ?

Unread postby Ronaldleess » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:54 am

The battery talk brings up an interesting question. Since the Exynos SoC was designed to go into a phone, how does Samsung supply battery power to this device?

I have C1/C1+ "homemade" tablets, but for the XU4 have kinda thrown up my hands on battery issue.
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