Android Devices

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The last time I had an Android device was with my 1st smart phone. That was about 3-4 years ago. It kinda sucked. It was an older model device running an older version of Android than most other devices at that time.

A lot has changed since then. The Android OS has gotten a lot better over all. But apparently the option to move an app to an external SD card has been removed from the main code. A developer has to specifically code this feature into an app to have the functionality.

Rooting a device has become a lot easier as well. In many cases its just a one-click solution. Installing custom ROM images remains about the same. And many devices don’t have custom image available.

Apps are still the biggest issue when it comes to Android devices. Although there are many more apps to chose from for Android when compared to the number available for Apple devices. The quality suffers greatly on Android. Many of the apps are just junk apps. You have to install and remove several to find the best app for your needs and device.

Since I do have an iPhone and previously had an iPod Touch. I do prefer the quality of the Apple apps. Sometimes finding something compatible is difficult. Not all developers create apps for multiple platforms. Even some that do, there are different functionalities present in them as well.

But despite these minor issues when working with Android instead of Apple, I do like my new Android tablet. It has come in handy at various political and technological events I have attended since it’s purchase. All in all, I give it a 4 star rating. But I’ll keep my iPhone.