Support for MicroSD card
One of the first established brands which supported Android 3.0 tablet was Motorola with its Zoom offering. This tablet does not support MicroSD card which is because the Android 3.0 operating system did not support it at that time. This meant that you were dependant on the in-built memory. This by itself would have been bearable but things could turn ugly if you find that some apps just won’t work without a MicroSD card. Either you make do with the limitation or find other suitable apps from the Android marketplace.
The new Tablets with Android 3.0 have started supporting MicroSD cards. But beware. Not all Tablets with a MicroSD slot support the device. You have to check to make sure that your Android 3.0 tablet works properly with the card. There are many tablets out there which give trouble while mounting MicroSD card. The problem seems to appear of a sudden and disappear as quickly, making it a frustrating experience.
Android 3.0 is only for Tablets
This means you cannot use Android 3.0 Tablet as a mobile device. It has Wi-Fi or 3/4 G which means you can connect to the internet with the Tablet. This is a move which I find a trifle strange. Google claims that there is a divergence in their design for mobiles and Tablets. This is to capitalize on the bigger real estate (screen) provided by Tablets. When you realize that the Android 3.0 chief developer is from Tablet background, you know why this change in design has come about. But I am not impressed especially when I see equally large screens on mobile devices which also double as tablets.
The Android 3.0 app market
The much touted Android market is patchy at best. The downloads crash many times. When you do successfully download an app you find that many don’t work. When apps work you find that they are poor in quality. I just didn’t feel like buying any app after my initial experience.
What is good about Android 3.0 Tablet?
Of course this Tablet worked for me because of four important reasons.
1. Firstly, I could browse the internet quite nicely with this device. The connectivity is great and I experienced smooth navigation.
2. I liked the user interface which is intuitive and well designed.
3. My Android 3.0 tablet is great for reading EBooks. I can read Pdf and word documents nicely. The writing is legible and I can adjust the font size. My wife no longer fights with me when I read in bed. It feels almost like reading a book.
4. Lastly, an Android 3.0 tablet is far far cheaper than other devices like iPad. Probably, this is the most important feature of an Android 3.0 device. It is affordable and works quite nicely. It may not be as fancy as an iPad, though.
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