In this post I will try to answer if it is possible to blog from Android Tablet. It will be written from beggining to the end on my brand new Archos 80 G9. As it is my first post that will be written on this device I will learn and describe all my expiriences as it occurs… Just from the beggining I already have quite a few findings that may be realy interesting for those of you who are still unsure about tablet usability.
Is it comfortable?
It feels different from writing it on the front of your computer with your physical keyboard. On the beginning it is even quite weird. But with each sentence written you will get used to it and feel better with the on screen keyboard. It is enough big to write quite comfortably. Moreover it lets you sit and write in many places where holding notebook would be very hard. It is easy to hold tablet on your knees when you are sitting or even laying in your bed.
What size should be ok…?
Eight inch tablet is small enough to keep it comfortably and it still displays quite big keyboard to write in many situations you would not even think of using your personal computer. Moreover it displays full WordPress admin interface that may be used without any problems.
Is aditional software needed?
I have been thinking about using some additional apps on the beginning. Firstly I have tried to find and install WordPress for Android app. Unfortunately it has been filtered by Android Market and my device has not been able to see it (Honeycomb 3.2). Then I tried Dolphin Browser as I believed it should be faster than internal chrome. But after a few minutes I have gave it up as it had an interface that fits cell phone screens a way better than tablet.
Like for now I am not using anything more than have been preinstalled with a pretty clean Honeycomb version. After some testing I will write more about making Android Tablet more comfortable and usable as for the developer and blogger. This post has been written in the first hours of having an Android Tablet so those are my first experiences. More will be posted soon.
At least it looks that standard internal Chrome browser and WordPress web interface works best for blogging. Just as good as on desktop computer. All you need is some practice and blogging on the tablet seems quite possible and comfortable. Moreover it looks that tabled is increasing my productivity as I am doing a lot of smaller tasks that in total takes a lot of time in the meanwhile. Much more comfortably than on the smartphone and far away from my desktop computer.