BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Overlord
Long story short, I haven't even so much as looked at any other tablets for a really long time. Sounds like android tablets in general are kind of falling to the wayside?
TL;DR: Yes.

Long version: I ascribe it to a single Google's internal politics decision - Apple decided long ago that a much larger tablet screen requires drastic differences in the user interface (UI) thus needing a whole new app type, specifically for iPad which was good - Apps for iPad works and very popular.
Google on the other hand said, Nah - we disagree and let us try to unify app UI between smaller smartphones and tablets. That approach wasn't nearly as successful, I guess to the complexities of designing apps with two UIs. Amazon's approach is a bit different - since they don't have Amazon Smartphones (except one failed attempt) the only apps they publish in their app store are tablet-optimized.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Spartan
TL;DR: Yes.

Long version: I ascribe it to a single Google's internal politics decision - Apple decided long ago that a much larger tablet screen requires drastic differences in the user interface (UI) thus needing a whole new app type, specifically for iPad which was good - Apps for iPad works and very popular.
Google on the other hand said, Nah - we disagree and let us try to unify app UI between smaller smartphones and tablets. That approach wasn't nearly as successful, I guess to the complexities of designing apps with two UIs. Amazon's approach is a bit different - since they don't have Amazon Smartphones (except one failed attempt) the only apps they publish in their app store are tablet-optimized.
Android 3.0 was the only version to have a separate tablet mode, and it only came on tablets.

It sucked.

Apple's decision to split iOS and iPad OS was a good one.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Spartan
I retired my laptop and have been 100% using the exact same tablet for almost the last 10 years. Right now I have a newer version I bought a few years back when I broke the screen on the original, but it's functionally almost identical. Otherwise this is all I've been using for a really long time, but it's starting to show its age with newer apps and some games.

Long story short, I haven't even so much as looked at any other tablets for a really long time. Sounds like android tablets in general are kind of falling to the wayside?
I get a lot of life out of my devices like that too, since I don't do much with them. My laptop is around 8 years old, and has a touchscreen. It was an el-cheapo special and only has 2gb of RAM. It's slow, but I use it for REW since it still works just fine. It will never be asked to do the things my desktop PC can do, and it shouldn't.

If samsung tablets have done you right, keep going with them.
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
Well this is a pickle. An iPad is tempting but I don't have Apple anything so I'd be starting all over. Plus if I get a new one my wife's 2nd gen Pro won't be good enough for her anymore, lol.

I do try to buy best for the money in electronics and it sounds like Android devices don't really qualify. Still tho, I'm mostly happy with my tablet. I just need an update. It looks like the S7-FE 12.4 with 8g of ram will do that. I'll be more than doubling processing power. Hopefully it'd work as smooth and look as nice as what I have now. Plus how much is a new iPad now with a large screen like what I have now? 7 - 800 bucks? :oops:
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Spartan
Well this is a pickle. An iPad is tempting but I don't have Apple anything so I'd be starting all over. Plus if I get a new one my wife's 2nd gen Pro won't be good enough for her anymore, lol.

I do try to buy best for the money in electronics and it sounds like Android devices don't really qualify. Still tho, I'm mostly happy with my tablet. I just need an update. It looks like the S7-FE 12.4 with 8g of ram will do that. I'll be more than doubling processing power. Hopefully it'd work as smooth and look as nice as what I have now. Plus how much is a new iPad now with a large screen like what I have now? 7 - 800 bucks? :oops:
As much as I cringe at $550 for a tablet, that's a solid device with specs that'll keep it running well for quite a while.
 
NINaudio

NINaudio

Audioholic Samurai
Well this is a pickle. An iPad is tempting but I don't have Apple anything so I'd be starting all over. Plus if I get a new one my wife's 2nd gen Pro won't be good enough for her anymore, lol.

I do try to buy best for the money in electronics and it sounds like Android devices don't really qualify. Still tho, I'm mostly happy with my tablet. I just need an update. It looks like the S7-FE 12.4 with 8g of ram will do that. I'll be more than doubling processing power. Hopefully it'd work as smooth and look as nice as what I have now. Plus how much is a new iPad now with a large screen like what I have now? 7 - 800 bucks? :oops:
The newer Samsungs will definitely be an upgrade over your older one. I think you would be quite happy with it, they have the highest resolution of the android tablets out right now, so you should be fine with the screen.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Spartan
The newer Samsungs will definitely be an upgrade over your older one. I think you would be quite happy with it, they have the highest resolution of the android tablets out right now, so you should be fine with the screen.
That's the one downside I found is the resolution. It'll be great for videos and such, but it'll stress the GPU more. If he's not playing graphically intensive games, which I don't think he is, then it won't ever be an issue. Just something worth pointing out.
 
NINaudio

NINaudio

Audioholic Samurai
That's the one downside I found is the resolution. It'll be great for videos and such, but it'll stress the GPU more. If he's not playing graphically intensive games, which I don't think he is, then it won't ever be an issue. Just something worth pointing out.
It's the same resolution as his old one, with much newer chip technology, so it will be an improvement there.
 
Eppie

Eppie

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Wasn't much else for me to consider outside of the Galaxy line. I prefer Android over iOS. Got my wife the A7 as it's less expensive and her idea of gaming is solitaire. ;) For more demanding games I would also lean towards the S7 models. Even her little A7 was a big improvement over the Galaxy Tab S I got her years ago.
 
BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Overlord
Well this is a pickle. An iPad is tempting but I don't have Apple anything so I'd be starting all over. Plus if I get a new one my wife's 2nd gen Pro won't be good enough for her anymore, lol.

I do try to buy best for the money in electronics and it sounds like Android devices don't really qualify. Still tho, I'm mostly happy with my tablet. I just need an update. It looks like the S7-FE 12.4 with 8g of ram will do that. I'll be more than doubling processing power. Hopefully it'd work as smooth and look as nice as what I have now. Plus how much is a new iPad now with a large screen like what I have now? 7 - 800 bucks? :oops:
Costco has a 4GB/64Gb model for (member-only) $499.99+tax but with a detachable keyboard case.
The same combo at BB would cost you $550+tax
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
I finally got a tablet this year, just wanted to use other than the phone (I particularly like the larger screen for playing Words With Friends :) ). I do have some music and apps on it and thats another main use. I have no other pad experience fwiw. A 12" pad sounds huge, I was surprised how big/heavy 10" was. I got this one
Exact same one I got! I happen to believe these things to be the very best value in both price and performance one can get. Love the fast charging, long life, and free (& frequent) Andriod OS updates.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
Exact same one I got! I happen to believe these things to be the very best value in both price and performance one can get. Love the fast charging, long life, and free (& frequent) Andriod OS updates.
Yeah it works for me. Looked around a while and this got a lot of votes for value compared to Samsung (but have used Samsung phones for a while so did look at Samsungs first).
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Overlord
Yeah it works for me. Looked around a while and this got a lot of votes for value compared to Samsung (but have used Samsung phones for a while so did look at Samsungs first).
I'm gonna look at more Lenovo and see if they have any models with more RAM. The games I play are a little more resource hogs than Words With Friends (which btw, I used to play the crap out of too). Make my tablet run warm and slow. CoC has always been a little slow and buggy with the tablet I use now and it's running 3 gigs. I'd like to at least double that. 8 gigs would be best but I could prolly live with 6. That one you linked has 4g RAM.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
I think 4gb was the top one in that particular lineup but didn't need any more than that for my purposes....and your game may well be too much for it.
 
B

Blue Dude

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I've been using Samsung tablets for a number of years, currently using a reconditioned Galaxy Tab S2, cost about $200. It's 6-7 years old now but I only use it for web browsing, watching streaming video, reading ebooks, and yes, Clash of Clans. Runs Yatse very well too. It still works fine for all of those roles. It will not run newer resource intensive apps very well though.
 

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