Re: New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>

Hehe, I don't quite know yet what version it is. I'd assume it would be the later one, as I wasn't aware that wallyworld was selling the 2016 version still as well, but I'll have to check and see. :)

As for it being a bug though, I'm really hoping that if I decide to get it replaced, that perhaps it's just some sort of craziness with hardware and I just was unlucky. I might also just return it and spend a bit more towards something a bit more high end, as I really would like to have a smaller package like a phone. haha

When yours arrives though, I would certainly be interested to know if you notice any similar issues.
Take care.

On 4/27/2017 7:14 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Jeremy, did you get a 2017? I hope they have the bugs out of
them, since we have one coming.

Worst case scenario, my husband could jjust use the RCA,
while I know that the Kindle works, and I can get a keyboard
for it.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

I didn't really pay attention to whether this was the 2016
or 2017 version of the tablet, but I'm going to assume it's
the later one. I'm thinking that there shouldn't be any real
differences between the two, yours and mine, but there very
well might be. As Carlos also mentioned later in the thread,
it might also be just that something is messed up with it
being cheaper hardware and I drew the wrong straw. lol

I don't recall if it was ever mentioned, but is this audex
free? An ability to have a sound specific to when you
perform a double tap could certainly be helpful in trying to
figure out if it was actually working.
Take care.

On 4/27/2017 6:57 AM, Josh Kennedy wrote:

unless the touch screen is made a bit different than
mine? I don't know. But I can tell you that I can double tap
just fine on my RCA tablet. Using audex helps because I get
a sound and stuff when I double tap and do gestures and
stuff. the audex accessibility redefined app, that is what i

On 4/26/2017 11:24 PM, Jeremy wrote:

So, I had an opportunity to test a double
tap without tb running and go figure, it worked perfectly,
every single time. I made sure to test different speeds of
tapping, different amounts of force and the double tap was
flawless. I then had my wife remove the updates to tb that
had been added when I updated it and then we went back
through the tutorial again. Even inside the tutorial, in the
part where it has you demonstrate a double tap, it wasn't
working as consistently as it had before we started it back
up, but we were able to complete the tutorial. Once we'd
gotten back on the home screen, we noticed some major
inconsistencies again with getting them to register. She was
able to get it working pretty well using one finger and then
not at all with another one. I had issues no matter what
finger I tried, but I noticed that I could tap it with the
fat part right below my knuckle and get it about every 5 or
6 times. I even re-updated tb, thinking that perhaps some
part of some mechanism that tb uses to intercept the
gestures was wigging out, but it still hasn't changed. We
are still able to completely turn it off and have them work
correctly, so at this point, I'm completely boggled.

The last thing I thought of, which I've yet
to try is doing a complete factory reset of the device. This
seems really stupid to me, as I just received it this
morning, but I honestly don't have any ideas beyond that or
any ideas of where else to go with it. As much as I'd really
love to get back into android, hopefully figure out if a
higher end phone is going to work for me, I'm thinking that
perhaps this wasn't the best way to go about it. rofllmao
Take care. :)

On 4/26/2017 6:36 PM, jeremy wrote:

Unfortunately, as much as I'd like
it to, I highly doubt that practicing a double tap beyond
what I've already tried is going to automagically cause it
to start registering them differently. My apologies if I
didn't mention it before, but I'm not exactly new to using a
touchscreen. I've been using different touchscreen devices
every since I purchased the IPhone4, had an S3 with both ICS
and then rooted to use jellybean with cm10 for a short time,
back to the IPhone5, IPads and now to the IPhone6 plus which
I've had since it's release.

My issue really wasn't from a lack
of knowledge of the gestures used for android, as they are
for the most part equivalent to those used in IOS, it was
more so my confusion why most gestures were working decent
enough to use and that one was not. Now that I've played
with it even more, had an opportunity to tap it lightly,
hard, tap it slow and fast and yet see no difference, I
really don't have any clues.

This isn't the first time I've herd
of this type of thing on an android device, but it's the
first time I've actually seen it with one I've played with.
As you say, if you have detached the keyboard and you're
finding that the double tap gesture is registering as it
should, then perhaps it's something out of my control to fix
or re-configure, such as some weirdness in the display.

I've also tried to visit the
preferences area of tb and enable the one tap activation
gesture, to see if it'd work as a workaround, but it still
doesn't perform a click on an element with raising your
finger and tapping once as it should. It does seem to make
the double tap work a little better, but it's still not

As I said before, I think I need to
figure out a way to test the difference between it
registering a single tap and a double tap and do it without
tb running. It'd be my thinking that that'd be the best way
to determine if it's something specific to the accessibility
framework, so tb or EBT or something outside of it like the

Lastly, I also noticed an option in
the settings for tb that indicated that you could change the
sensitivity for it registering taps. I may be slightly off
it the exact wording, but either way, I also tried to adjust
that to see if it'd change and it didn't.
Take care.

On 4/26/2017 4:48 PM, Josh Kennedy

I detached my tablet and was
using it for a bit tonight, and had no issues with the
double taps and stuff. just practice with it, you'll get the
hang of it.

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On April 26, 2017 17:45:15
"Gene" <> <>

I don't use such
devices but I would suggest experimenting with the time
between taps. Changing the interval may affect performance.
You indicated that keeping a finger on the icon improves
performance. This may be, in effect, interfering with how
the device gauges the time between taps and may be improving
performance for that reason.

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From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday,
April 26, 2017 4:25 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re:
[TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts

two useful commands
are control alt r for recent screens, and control alt n
for notification
screen. to review the screen press alt plus up down left
or right arrow keys.
to activate an item hit alt enter. to long press, hit
alt shift enter.

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On April 26, 2017
5:19:30 PM "Carolyn Arnold" <
<> > wrote:

> Thank you for that
information. Could you send me any tablet specific key
> commands to:
> <>
> Thanks.
> Bye for now,
> Carolyn
> -----Original
> From: <>
[] On Behalf Of
> Josh Kennedy
> Sent: Wednesday,
April 26, 2017 4:13 PM
> To: <>
> Subject: Re:
[TechTalk] New RCA Galileo, my thoughts
> if you use the
keyboard, the escape key is back, and home is f1 and
> settings is f3.
> On 4/26/2017 4:09
PM, Jeremy wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> First let me just
say that I do not intend what so ever to start any
>> arguments as to
what platforms might be better, but my experiences so
>> far with this new
tablet haven't been good at all. It was my hopes
>> that perhaps
updating tb might fix some of the issues I'm seeing so
>> far, but it
hasn't done much for being able to navigate around this
>> thing.
>> Beyond that, I'm
hoping that perhaps something is faulty in the
>> hardware, but
either way, here is what I'm having issues with, so
>> perhaps someone
with more experience can help.
>> As soon as I got
the tablet this morning, I followed the instructions
>> here for starting
tb. I'm familiar with using this two-finger gesture,
>> as I'd used it
before on other devices, but I unfortunately wasn't
>> able to get it to
work right away. I ended up locking and unlocking
>> the screen, as
was mentioned here previously, using one finger to
>> flick up and then
using the two-finger gesture again. After a little
>> bit tb came up
talking and took me to the tutorial thing as I'd expected.
>> It was here that
I started having a lot of problems. First, the double
>> tap gesture seems
to be very difficult to register. From what I can
>> tell so far, the
other gestures such as flicking aren't as bad, but no
>> matter how slow
or fast I try to double tap, it always seems to
>> register it as me
just touching the item once. I noticed that it's a
>> little more
reliable if I keep one finger on the item I want to
>> activate and then
use another finger to double tap, but this isn't
>> always consistent
>> Another real
gripe was actually making it through the setup process.
>> One area
specifically that I got stuck in was the one where you can
>> select your
wireless AP you wish to connect to. I'm not quite certain
>> if it was the
flick gesture screwing up, an issue with that part of
>> the interface, or
whatever, but I ended up in an area where the name
>> of an AP here
close to me was being repeated over and over and over.
>> As soon as I'd
use the arrow keys on the keyboard or a flick right
>> gesture to try to
jump to the name of my AP, I would get the sound
>> from tb that
something else had been refocused and it would jump back
>> to somewhere else
on the screen. Once I'd made it to the name of my
>> AP, I tried to
quickly use the double tap to activate it, but once
>> again, it failed.
I ended up having to use a mixture of the arrow
>> keys, enter key,
touching the screen to find stuff that I couldn't
>> focus on with the
keyboard and the flick gestures to make it through.
>> Once I'd made it
through setting up the tablet, I was able to go into
>> the apps icon on
the bottom and locate the play store icon. Through
>> using explore by
touch, flicking and the keyboard, I was able to
>> locate the search
button and do a search for talkback. I'd also been
>> somewhat familiar
with this process from older devices, so I already
>> knew what to
expect as to installing/updating it. Once I'd updated it,
>> I noticed that
the navigation sounds had changed, but I'm still having
>> major issues with
actually moving around through the UI. This is where
>> I'm hoping that
maybe something is jacked up with the screen, as to
>> why it's hard to
register a double tap, but if not, I'm not quite sure
>> I'd call this
usable at all. I'll also note that in the little I've
>> been able to play
with higher end devices, such as the s7, I didn't
>> seem to have
issues with gestures like this.
>> For anyone else
who might be thinking of purchasing this, please keep
>> in mind that it
doesn't seem to have dedicated hardware buttons for
>> back and home.
For those familiar with some of the phones that
>> actually have a
home button you can feel, this makes it quite easy to
>> re orientate
yourself back to the home screen if you're stuck or
>> whatever. While
the tablet does have buttons going along the very
>> bottom of the
screen, back, overview, home, volume down and volume up,
>> it appears to be
necessary to use the double tap gesture to activate
>> these, so that
means it's stupidly hard to get them to work.
>> I then decided to
locate the settings app and see if there were any
>> preferences I
might could change to help, which leads me to my final
>> problem. I
checked through everything I could find, accessibility,
>> checked the TTS,
looked at the TTS's speech rate, whent back a bit and
>> turned down the
brightness on the screen, pressed back on the keyboard
>> to go back into
the main settings again and poof, I completely lost
>> speech. It didn't
appear that tb had crashed, as I still had the
>> navigation sounds
that tb used when I used flick or the keyboard to
>> move, but the
speech from the default google TTS that comes loaded was
>> completely gone.
I tried to lock and unlock the screen which didn't
>> work, so I ended
up holding down the power button for like 30 seconds
>> and everything
was shut down. Luckily for me, when the device came
>> back up, I had
speech again. I've thought about purchasing another
>> TTS, as one
reason I tried it was for being able to use eloquence, but
>> I'm honestly a
little worried with what I see so far from what I
>> assume is crappy
>> I'd really hoped
that the 80 bucks I put into purchasing this little
>> beasty would be
enough to give me an idea if a higher end device such
>> as a phone would
be something I'd like changing to, but so far as I
>> can tell, I'm not
pleased at all.
>> It was here that
I was hoping that perhaps it's just me, something
>> screwy with the
hardware that could be fixed, or that perhaps someone
>> else had ideas on
stuff I could try.
>> Hope everyone is
>> Take care.

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