As we noted earlier, the IdeaTab S2110’s touchscreen is very responsive, making it easy to swipe and tap your way around the Android OS. Lenovo gave the classic interface a light but important touch: the folders and widgets are big and easy to see. They have the look of inter-office envelopes, complete with ties, which adds a little flavor to the otherwise staid interface.
As for included apps, there are quite a few, though there aren't many standouts. Evernote is already installed, as is Skype
, ooVoo, gTalk, Kindle, and some other freebies. Go Keyboard is a keyboard app that lets you customize your onscreen keyboard. It's handy if you want to have a large onscreen keyboard for longer typing sessions.
For malware protection, Lenovo went with a 31-day trial of Norton Tablet Security, which is exactly as slick as you’d expect it to be. It can scan your tablet on a daily/weekly/monthly schedule and scan an SD card on demand. Norton actively blocks suspect websites when you surf on the Android browser. One-month subscriptions are $2.99 via Norton reseller Lotaris, but that doesn’t get you the Anti-Theft feature, which requires a separate purchase.
Other apps include PrinterShare, for printing just about anything to a Wi-Fi
printer and several games, including Backgammon and Solitaire. DataViz DocsToGo comes installed, but you’ll need a paid upgrade to create Word or Excel documents.
The Camera app has a clean interface that keeps most of the settings and features hidden until you seek them out. You could hand it to a stranger for an impromptu photo op and they’d be able to figure it out. The advanced features give you control over the flash and a few scene presets, as well. And, the app also handles video recording.
By the way, the Lenovo App Store is no more. We noticed the Lenovo App Store on the interface when we fired up the tablet, but an update removed it. Lenovo tells us that it has canceled its app store and is relying on the Google Play Store
, which is available right from the main page.