So the Bauhn 8” Android tablet that Aldi had on sale on the 21st of August (2013) for $169 has a problem with Google Play Services out of the box.
When you install and try and run some Google applications that rely on Google Play Services (e.g. Google Keep) you will get the following error when you try and run the application.
The applications appear to install fine it only when you try and run them that they fail.
Google Play services are installed on the tablet out of the box so typically you would try and reinstall or update the version of Google Play services to address this issue but there are still a few challenges ahead.
Firstly, Google Play services can’t seem to be found in the Google Play store so you have to search for it in the browser …
Next try and install it from the browser.
Looks promising, it recognises that Google Play services is already installed and offers to update it, so click UPDATE and you get:
“Package file was not signed correctly …”
So it appears we have a mis-functioning version of Google Play Services on the tablet and this causes other Google applications that rely on Google Play Services e.g. Google Keep, YouTube Player etc to fail.
The good news is that Tempo Australia (http://www.tempoaustralia.com.au/tempo/home) who are the importers/supporters of these Bauhn Tablets have released an updated firmware that appears to fix all these issues. See here to find out about this update:
My next step is to install this update …