Be a little careful buying a cheap Android tablet

A couple of days ago I had a situation that requires a faster Android or iPad tablet than I possess for a gaming situation (my Nexus 9 still chugs along for most of my needs.) I started researching tablets at that point that could handle Roblox and some modern games, and yeah.

Of course Android Police did a tablets you should consider buying piece today… but, mine is just a warning.

Those cheap tablets on Amazon are quite often more headache than they’re worth unless you’re comfortable locating an after-market ROM for them. Many will not pass minimum requirements for DRM so that you can run Netflix or similar (although some ship with it, you’ll find that it won’t run). Some have timed adware that’s installed evidently.

Anyway, before jumping at a cheap-o tablet make sure to read the reviews because there’s a good chance if it looks too good to be true it’s a tablet that was destined for a different country with a base Android install slapped on with no support ever coming.

In other words, you’ll get something that works, but not with anything you need.

Am I suggesting anything to you? Nope. I’m probably going to head to Costco and check out an A7 but then again I fully admit I’m on the Samsung fanboy train lately.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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