What do you use Android tablets for?

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Sep 27, 2011 4:31:41 PM

Okay bare with me here. What do you use tablets for? Ever sence they came out my first reaction was "neat!" but then I realised you are so crampled by a lack of real programs there beyond watching movies and surfing the web there isn't much you can do with them. The hardware would seem to indicate that they can content with laptops but they are all so teathered that you can't really brake out of the uses approved by the producer. You can't program, you can't really do any graphical work. All you can do is consume pre approved media. While this makes senese for a cell phone I don't see how you can justify spending so much on a scaled down computer when you are trading size for user freedom.

When the iPad came out I read that it was supposed to be a computer replacement for older consumers who wanted the advantages of a computer with out the stress of actually having to maintain the system. It seems like all tablets have gone down that road. While there are some systems like the Galaxy Note which are trying to change the non-productive user modle I see with tabs most like the Sony S series are setting on consumption only.So are there any really productive uses for a tab or are they really just an end station for what producers want to give you access to?

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Sep 27, 2011 5:28:50 PM

The usability depends on the work you have to do I think. I use my Tablet more than my PC, because most of my work is done online, like moderating here on AndroidPIT and writing some texts with Gdocs.

Often I just look though the Internet, Watching one or two videos on YouTube and so on.

The Tablet is nothing for hard Office tasks, live spreadsheets or longer documents... for now, but if I see the Asus Transformer and the Motorola Atrix (with Lapdock) the Market is slowly changing in that direction too.