You might be thinking of purchasing one or more Android tablets as I write this. But before you make a decision, do you want to know a few very cruel details about these products? It is always a good idea to know what they are, so let us look at the basic features of this popular gadget, and some of its merits and demerits.
Apple launched iPad in 2010 and that kicked off the tablet craze. Google created Android, and implemented it on a number of tablets. Samsung for one applied it to the tablets it had, along with a number of other brands. The decision to go for this was because it was an extremely competent operating system. Over time, Android tablets have fulfilled the role of a handheld PC.
The system can be hooked up to the net, and through it, the tablet's numerous services and applications can be used easily. There is something inherently cool about holding a tablet and working on it with your fingers. Typically, tablets come with a touch screen which can be easily operated on, and you can also attach a keyboard and mouse if you are not comfortable with that, to turn it into a mini-computer. Most tablets can do most of the work demanded out of an ordinary PC.
Android operating system comes in a number of forms, named mainly after sweets, like, "Jellybean" and "Ice Cream Sandwich". There are a number of versions of each form, and they have to be constantly updated to ensure that the latest version is adhered to. Typically, this can be done by downloading the updates from the net.
Tablets can be easily used for a number of purposes. It is like having your own personal computer on the go. Most people who do not like carrying a heavy computer on their person prefer carrying one of these because they are multi-task products. Not only do they contain office-related applications, but also a host of applications that plays music, streams videos, play games, watch movies, do major and minor data-related work, and many other things. Moreover, they are lightweight and easy to handle, so it is not a difficult thing to put them in a small bag or purse and carry them around.
They are also very useful when it comes to storing helpful applications that can help you in many ways. For example, most Android tablets contain GPS which helps you identify where you are and figure out a way of going somewhere. Also, new applications are being built every day to facilitate them.