How to Select the Best Android Tablet

In the age of smartphones and tablets, Android-powered devices have successfully carved a unique identity for them. All Android-powered devices are famous for their user-friendly interface and the cheap apps and games. Though these apps were already a part of many smartphones before Android, they were expensive enough that not everyone could afford them. With the introduction of Android-powered smartphones and tablets, this range of high-end games and apps became more accessible to the common masses.

Android Tablet

Android tablets have an advantage over other pills available in the market. These tablets are powered by one of the most powerful and portable operating systems available today, i.e., Android. These are highly customizable as well. The reliability and powerful features provided by Android are why some of the automobile manufacturers in the world are also interested in it so that they can find something useful and engage their customers.

Specifically speaking of Android tablets, it is known that a whole new range of tablets has exploded in the digital market. Apart from this, the new range of applications and games accompanying these tablets are also commendable. However, all these choices can put people in a huge dilemma. To make it easier for everyone to invest in an Android tablet easily and wisely, below are some factors that should be considered before investing in an Android-powered tablet. To make a wise decision, scroll down and look at some of the points to remember before buying an Android tablet.


1. Purpose/ Usage of tablet

Interestingly, a wide range of tablets is available on Android—from utility tablets for grownups to user-friendly and educative tablets for kids. The Kid’s Safe Tablet is specially designed for kids to assist them in various educational programs involved in their curriculum. It can also be used to play games and solve puzzles. Also, there are the usual bigger and smarter tablets meant for grownups. These tablets are as efficient as a full-fledged laptop.

Choosing separate tablets for you and your kids will certainly reduce the wear and tear kids often leave on their parent’s tablets. So, the first step is to determine the purpose for which you plan to invest in an Android tablet.

2. Size of the tablet

After determining the purpose of investing in an Android tablet, the next step is to decide the size of the tablet. Luckily, Android-powered tablets are available in a variety of sizes. One of the most interesting and advantageous facts about a tablet is its compact size. A tablet’s sleek design and smart build make them easy to carry and look after. While it is impossible to have a PC around, and since laptops are huge, tablets come to everyone’s rescue.

So, the second factor to remember while choosing the right Android-powered tablet is the size. The 7-inch tablets from Android are way cheaper than many other tablets available in the market. But if you are interested in playing games and using apps on your tablet, those 10-inch tablets are perfect. While smaller tablets are easy to carry around, bigger ones also have their share of advantages. For instance, watching movies and playing games can be conveniently achieved on a big tablet. Since Android tablets can be highly customized, bigger tablets make the whole experience more enjoyable and mesmerizing.-

3. The right Android operating system

Like iOS, various versions of the Android operating system are also available. Starting from the very first version of Android, i.e., Android 1.5 (Cup Cake), eight more versions are available. Android’s most recently launched version is Android 4.4 (Kit Kat). All these versions of Android have their own set of features. It is entirely the buyer’s decision which version of Android they want on their tablet. Accordingly, their tablet will perform all the functions offered within the scope of that particular version of Android.

Moreover, certain applications and games are unique to each version and may/ may not be upgraded to higher ones. Hence, every buyer should be cautious while buying a tablet with Android 2.3 or below. The reason behind this is that these versions do not support Flash. It is advised to choose the appropriate version of Android wisely. This can be done based on the user’s preferences and the reasons behind buying a tablet.

4. The right manufacturer

Looking at Android tablets’ popularity and fan following in the market, there are few very potentially powerful tablet manufacturers in the digital world today. Manufacturers like Sony, Google, Samsung, etc., have emerged as equally powerful suppliers of Android-powered tablets globally. The dilemma arises because each tablet is worth putting your hands on.

However, it may not be that difficult to choose between these tablets. This is because each manufacturer has some additional features and may function differently. Hence, the only way to zero in on any Android tablet is by being sure about the features and specifications you expect on your tablet.

5. What’s your budget?

The cost of an Android tablet depends on the version of the Android operating system installed and its features. The factors contributing to the final price include the operating system, components, build, design, utility, and size. While smaller tablets are cheaper than the bigger ones, it solely depends on the user’s requirements and budget.

6. Does your tablet connect to the Android market?

Sadly, not every Android-powered tablet can be connected to the online Android Market. This is because Google does not have much control over Android. Once a new version of Android is released to the masses, there is nothing that Google can do. But Google certainly has control over the entire Android market. Hence, older versions of Android, such as Android 2.2 and below, will never connect to the Android market. No doubt, some apps will be available to you, but most utility apps and games will be far out of your reach.

You must be wondering about the significance of buying an Android tablet if you cannot access all the apps and games in the Android market. Hence, this is another important factor to remember while buying any Android-powered tablet.

7. Tablets may/ may not require a data plan

All Android tablets can be sold with Wi-Fi connectivity or 3G/ 4G wireless data access. These tablets are often sold at a discount price because they collaborate with a cellular service provider. Before investing in any Android tablet, check if you are covered under the two years of payment over the price of buying your tablet. Also, check the amount of data you will provide under this plan. It is always advised to go for an expandable project.

8. Say no to Modified Androids

Similar to their manufacturers’ modifications to Android user interfaces in different devices, changes can also be carried to Android tablets. Manufacturers often state that it is a wonderful thing, but it also has disadvantages. This may pose a difficult situation for people using the modified version of Android. The burden is that these modified versions often act differently from their real versions. Hence, it would help if you always went for the real and original version of Android. Investing in the right Android tablet is surely a difficult decision to make. But you will not look back once you invest in the right pill.


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