The innovative iOS Tablet has confiscated the world by storm and has become somewhat a household name for Tablets.
However, Android Tablets exist, and are prepared to provide what they claim to be more than what iOS Tablets can provide.
But does getting an android-based Tablet a good decision when the iOS-based one is the most popular? Here are just some of the advantages in getting an Android Tablet rather than the typical iOS-based iPad.
Fully Customizable: This is probably the feature that most Android users boast about. Android and iOS are different types of operating systems-series of codes that were put together to make the Tablets work.
But what makes Android Tablets different from the iPad is that the former’s operating system is based on an open-source system, whereas the latter uses an exclusive one.
How does this make Android better? An open source operating system permits full customization of the Tablet’s features and applications. The stock color theme is too bland for your taste? You could flash a new one.
The stock loader is not giving you enough options? Install a custom loader with hundreds of themes and customization options. The list goes on. This just cannot be done with an iPad.
What you see is what you get, and, as the long line of iPads have demonstrated, what you get is something that all of the former Tablets have also gotten.
Apple rarely strays from its trademark interface, sticking to everything familiar. If it has proven to work before, they are not changing it. With an Android Tablet, however, customers can change the experience to suit their taste.
Rooting Versus Jailbreaking: The second advantage of Android-based Tablets is that gaining access to its core functions and program is easy to do-and without any major violations at that.
To customize stock themes and interface, the consumer must gain access to the main codes-the “root” of program, so to speak.
This is what is known in Android circles as “rooting” – getting into the primal codes and gaining full administrative access. Similarly, such a thing is possible with the iOS’ iPad.
However, it is not as easy as rooting an Android Tablet. In fact, Apple explicitly advises against rooting their products, warning doers that their warranties will be voided if they do so.
This is why the term for iPad rooting is called “jailbreaking”, because it mimics the very difficult experience a prisoner has to do to successfully escape from his or her mobile undetected.
To get an idea of how difficult it is, Apple releases new encryption codes with each software update, sort of like adding new traps or mobile locks the prisoner must evade or pick.
Apple purposefully makes it difficult for people to gain access into their system. For android? The rooting procedure is as easy as installing a new application-and it has stayed that way with every update.
User-based Experience: So, should people get Android Tablets rather than more iPads? The differences are subtle, but if you want to have a fully-customizable Tablet with plenty of applications and games you can download for free, then you should certainly go for an Android Tablet.
However, iPads are not that bad, either, and if you happen to be acceptable with the way they designed the user interface and are alright with paying for most of the applications and games for the iOS.