Fusion Garage Grid10

Released September, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • GridOS
It’s hard to believe I’m saying this, but I much preferred the look and feel of the original JooJoo’s UI — Grid OS offers far more functionality, but far less overall beauty.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)

Features Key features of the Fusion Garage Grid10

screen resolution

Grid10
1366 x 768
MediaPad M3
2560 x 1600
ZenPad 3S 10
2048 x 1536

memory

Grid10
0.5 GB

CPU Cores

Grid10
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Grid10
1 GHz
MediaPad M3
2.3 GHz
ZenPad 3S 10
2.1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Fusion Garage Grid10


5.3
It also has 802.11n Wi-Fi, support for Bluetooth 2.1, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, GPS, and memory expansion via MicroSD.

4.0
All of these adopt the general Grid OS aesthetic, and they can also theoretically sync with external services like Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter, although I was never able to make Gmail sync work.

Overall

4.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating system

And it had better be: all of the other icons pre-populated on the Grid OS homescreen are really just shortcuts to various web sites.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)
There’s also no hardware volume control; you change the level using an on-screen Grid OS widget.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)
Unlike the Intel- and Linux-powered JooJoo, the Grid10 is a much more familiar combination of Android and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, but you won’t mistake this for any other Honeycomb tablet — Fusion Garage has taken the core of Android and built an entirely separate gesture-based operating system called GridOS on top.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)

Screen

First off, unlocking the lock screen can be accomplished by making any character on the screen; however, the interface can be configured to only unlock based on a personal pattern or signature of your choosing, providing an extra level of security.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
The screen brightness, even at maximum, is fairly low compared with most tablets and the right-side viewing angle is incredibly narrow, with the screen darkening severely after only a couple inches' movement off from center.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
The viewing angles are so poor that any slight horizontal shift off-axis results in the display almost totally inverting and / or disappearing — and since you can’t ever really hold a tablet dead-on, you’re always looking at some sort of display distortion.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)

Apps

The essential utility of the grid interface is somewhat questionable, however — it’s not exactly clear why you’d want to arrange your apps in an undefined grid, and the "Apps" cluster quickly grows to unwieldy size as you download more and more apps.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)
Adding new apps to clusters will expand that cluster's real estate, pushing other apps farther away.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
Heartbeat is the Grid10's notifications center for recent activity, downloads, and calendar events, and a shortcut to recent apps.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)

Operating System

There’s also a general clunkiness to GridOS that’s hard to explain — some elements are very nicely designed, but a lot of it looks and feels almost roughed in.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)
Unlike the Grid Launcher interface, the Grid10's settings menu is fairly typical of most Android tablets.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
I tried Kindle, Angry Birds, Twitter and few others — the only major flaws were that Android apps continued to play audio at the lock screen if the tablet was locked or went to sleep while they were running, and the software volume control was impossible to access while in Android apps, which ruined a couple gaming experiences.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)

Camera

Making matters worse, color reproduction was fairly inaccurate, the backlight occasionally flickered, and the brightness control has a range so small I originally thought it was non-functional.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)
The Grid10's single, front-facing camera is disappointing, not only because it's the tablet's only camera, but more importantly because it's only a 1.2-megapixel camera and that is demonstrated in the low quality of its pictures.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
Display aside, the rest of the Grid10 is unremarkably anonymous: there’s a single front-facing camera (but no built-in video conferencing software), a headphone jack, microSD slot, and proprietary power plug on the right, and the sleep / wake button, micro SIM slot, and microphone on the left.
by The Verge (Oct, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768
PPI 155 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Rear camera 1.3 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes

form factor

Weight 689 g
Size 173.3 x 274.5 x 14 mm
Thickness 14 mm
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