This summer I was looking for a cheap Android Tablet in order to replace a dead TomTom Go730 GPS navigator, that suddenly decided to dead and being close to go in holiday I decided to investÂ money into a more versatile device that could be used as a gps navigator but even in other ways.
The final choice went to the Google Nexus 7 (first series) and to SygicApp as navitator App. Holidays are ended and i can say has been a good choice.
But that’s not the main topic of this post, as you can read from the title….
Well, to be honest, the idea to purchase an Android Tablet came in my mind some months ago, playing with the RTL SDR dongles on the PC. You can read some more posts on this blog about RTL SDR
On the Android markets, moreover as you know there are many Ham Radio Apps, that somentime those apps are not present on the Apple App Store.
Being an happy Apple iPhone 5 owner, I was curious to test the SDR Apps that for their particular nature, will never be present on a IOS device. Infact the app that I bought inte Google Play store, SDR Touch 1.6 need ad additional custom driver app to be executed before, that allow the app to interface RTL SDR dongles. (Cannot immagine Apple to approve similar apps in their app store…)
App is not free by the way, but the few euros spent will convince Martin Marinov the app developer, to implement new features.