It's summer and summer for many American families means travel. The vacation season means long road trips, airplane rides and cruises. The travel leads to lounging on beaches and other fun. You pack your toothbrush, maybe a swimsuit and your favorite computing device. With their mobility and convenience, many users choose to include their tablet computer in their overnight case. A tablet is a mobile computer, which is larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant (PDA), and is integrated into a flat touch screen device and primarily operated by using the integrated touch screen instead of using a physical or external keyboard. The hot new trend in tablets is the Android tablets.
Tablets are thin and easy to pack for that long road trip. With an app store jam-packed with games to keep the kids occupied, it is a great travel accessory. Now that the latest Android devices enjoy blazingly fast 4G networks, cutting edge chips and Android apps, they are more than capable of outshining their Apple counterparts. Also, Android users have unique categories Apple owners will probably never know, like alternative browsers, widgets, and even popular game emulators.
If you are an avid beach reader your tablet can save you money and time at the airport. This lightweight device can hold books, movies and magazines. With e-readers, Hulu and thousands of other apps, there is enough to keep you entertained wherever your travel plans might take you. Many of these fun apps are free or very inexpensive. Android is owned by Google and uses the Android app store, which is arguably a more pleasant buying experience than the Apple iStore for purchasing popular apps. The Android app store also has a larger number of desirable free applications available to its users than are traditionally present in the Apple iStore. A better buying experience has lead to the increasing popularity of Android devices over the pioneering Apple models.
Google's Linux-based Android mobile OS is one of the best alternatives to Apple's iOS when it comes to tablet computers. First appearing on best-selling smartphones, this operating system has grown in popularity. Sales of Android-powered devices have been increasing since 2011. Android's OS makes it inviting for many hardware manufacturers to try their hand at making an Android-based device. With models like LG, Motorola and Samsung, the variety of features and models offers the consumer far more choices than the single Apple iPad. Besides having most PC computer capabilities, your tablet computer is likely to include wireless Internet browsing functions, if purchased in the last year or so. Some models include cell phone functions, GPS navigation and video camera functions. Most weigh around two or three pounds and will generally have a battery life of three to ten hours, depending on functions being used. With accessories like USB external keyboards, digital pens or stylus, your tablet can keep up with your work emails, if you should choose to answer those while on vacation.
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