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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by crystalfat, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. crystalfat

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    Hi all,
    Yep it's been mentioned many times and the arguments rage, however i wonder if you could help me with a decision i will be making this eve.
    I have researched the tablets and the Pilot App quite a lot; For many reasons i have narrowed it down to two that are suitable for me
    1. Nvidia shield
    2. Ipad mini 2

    The question i have is what is the current status of the app on Android vs ios.
    I have read that ios9 had issues with the app which leans me toward Android and also it seems there is a lack of info about the actual development schedule of the app regarding the ios app.
    However, I have also read that the previous incarnations of the app had more functionality on the apple version such as exposure settings and the like which would be very handy to me.

    I think either hardware would work fine but i just cant decide. Any advice or input would be most welcomed at this point.

    all the very best
    Chris
     
  2. lake_flyer

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    I use the iPad Mini2 and am very satisfied. Never had much issues, it's always running the latest IOS and Flight App. My collegae has the Nvidia, although he says he happy with it, he has regularly dropouts and has to restart often. Also, he has to lack the Inspire1 IOS simulator, which I found very useful to try out stuff and settings, certainly in the beginning. All and all, the iPad Mini2 is totally fine, always, never any issue.

    But I use Android as well, with my Samsung galaxy Alpha phone, with Litchi. Small screen but overall working very stable, compared to what I saw with this particular Nvidia (which could be a lemon, who knows).

    The Nvidia is supposed to be very good. Many people are very happy with it.
    I'm just sharing my observations from the past couple of months. Not at all trying to talk you out of or into Nvidia Shield and or Ipad.
     
  3. lake_flyer

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    That said....

    the important question is actually. Android or IOS?

    With Android you already have some good waypoint Apps like Litchi and Ultimate Flight. With IOS your choice is limited, at least at this point in time.
     
  4. msinger

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    The Android app was lagging behind in development in the past, but DJI has since caught up and both the Android and iOS apps are on a pretty even releases schedule. DJI is at the mercy of the app stores, so the new version launches never happen on the same day.

    FYI, I'm using an iPad Mini 2 and it has been working well for me. The 16GB version is sufficient if you're only going to use it with your Inspire and you have no plans to cache the video on the tablet.
     
  5. lake_flyer

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    I use the 16GB version too. Never a problem with video caching. It deletes the caches automatically at 2GB anyhow. But it is sufficient for the current and last flight(s).
     
  6. crystalfat

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    Thank you so much for your experiences and insight. It has proved very helpful. I shall get the ipad mini 2 in the first instance and see how i go. At this point in time on my initial learning curve i just wish to avoid any development factors if possible.

    all the best
    chris
     
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    Don't know your financial ability and how much you like to spend, but if do yourself a favour and check out the Mini 4 before deciding.
    It is currently the best available Apple iPad with a fantastic screen.

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  8. crystalfat

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    Thanks cougar. I did mull it over. Decided to go for the mini 2 just until i get to grips with the flying, maybe then i can upgrade and move the mini onto one of the bairns.
     
  9. owenrg

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    I've been wondering this as well. I've heard the nvidia shield is great because of its powerful processor. I'm more of an android guy anyway so I'm leaning that way.

    I did own a galaxy tab s before it fell off the roof of my car while driving down the highway... The screen on that was very bright and the super amoled display was amazing!

    I saw a video where a guy was using a galaxy tab 4 (I think) and he said that had a very bright screen as well. I guess I'm leaning toward the shield still because it's cheaper and screen brightness isn't everything.