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Good quality, well supported, if not particularly powerful tablet?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Jezston, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Jezston

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    Helping out with some work on some android games at the moment and finding my HTC One S screen a bit small for doing proper testing, so looking to get a tablet.

    I won't be using it that much, and thus would like to spend as little as possible, however I'd like something with decent build and screen quality, and will likely get future OS updates - or at least is easy and suitable for rooting* and running other builds on e.g. cyanogenmod so I can keep up with android updates.

    As the games are all 2D stuff it needn't be a terribly powerful thing - super powered gfx chips and quad core cpus really aren't necessary.

    Any suggestions for devices to look into?

    Thanks!


    (*anything reminiscent of the nightmare I had rooting and s-offing my HTC One S would be preferably avoided)
     

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    I don't know how little you wanted to spend, but a basic Nexus 7 is what comes to mind. If you want to reduce cost you could look for a second-hand 2012 model I guess.

    That will be about as easy to root as they come, and will have the best guarantee of OS updates. The problem with going to the really cheap end of tablets is that you are unlikely to get any updates, and there will be less developer interest so you may not have much in the way of community ROMs either.
     
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    +1 on the 2012 Nexus 7. Even brand-new it's less than
     
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    Another +1, 2012 Nexus 7 is precisely what came to mind when I read the thread title andp ost
     
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    Thanks, any bigger ones worth considering?
     
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    Consider the Advent nvidia Tegra Note, going for
     

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