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For what to use now an old android tablet with many years

For what to use now an old android tablet with many years

Nowadays having a tablet is relatively affordable but… What if we continue using an Android tablet that appeared there for the year 2011?

We are in the year 2011, a new device called tablet is booming since the first iPad appeared. In Android the closest thing to an iPad were tablets that were basically phones that were put on a "big" screen.

In this 2011 that began to change with devices such as the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 among others that could already talk about you to you to the almighty iPad.

Asus kept an ace up his sleeve …

Of all those tablets that appeared the one that caught my attention for everything it offered was the proposal of Asus, the Transformer TF101 that had the following specifications:

  • OS: Android 3.0
  • Screen: 10.1 ″ WXGA LED Backlit (1280 × 800) – Multitouch up to 10 fingers – Scratch resistant glass
  • Processor: Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB / 32GB
  • Networks: WiFi b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Cameras: 1.2MP Front Camera | 5MP Rear Camera
  • Connections: 1 x Mini HDMI | 2 x Audio inputs (Microphone-Headphones) | Micro SD card reader
  • Drums: 9.5 hours

If we compare these specifications with what there was at that time, you might think that Asus had decided to take little risk, but they had kept an ace up their sleeve … A dock that had a keyboard, 2 USB ports, a multi-card reader, a second battery that extended autonomy up to almost 18 hours and an exquisite touch of aluminum.

The Transformer carried a secret in his name

For my eyes there was not a tablet that offered so much to… .. so much money and it was that in 2011 it was not a cheap tablet, it was worth the same price level as an iPad and the latter did not carry a dock but for these pockets it was far .

Then we took the DeLorean and we jumped directly to the summer of 2012 a year and shortly after our protagonist appeared on the scene, in this technological whirlwind a year and little is like going from one century to another, and already at that time the substitute was around so they began to find offers or rather in my case until the offer found me, € 299 in Carrefour the last one, a tablet that cost almost double a year before, my eyes went out of my orbits and after a few seconds of reflection I decided to jump into the pool and there I was with my tablet under my arm like a child with new shoes.

In those first days everything is joy, if you compared it with any tablet of its time this was superior, in addition to having the dock and what that entails how to use it without charging the battery in enough days, to be able to connect pendrives or hard drives without problems in addition of being able to write like on the computer. I must confess that since I have it I have not separated it from the dock.

For the Transformer they have gone from Android 3.0 to 4.0.3 officially …

The Transformer began its journey using that version of Android optimized for tablets called Android 3.0 Honeycomb, going through its different subversions 3.1 to 3.2 until reaching the version of Android that unified all smartphones and tablets called Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that in the Transformer officially reached subversion 4.0.3.

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<p style=Then there would be rumors and hopes that the desired Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was updated, but no, 18 months after its appearance, the Transformer fell into oblivion of the updates, didn't it?

Performance for basic use in 2016

We return to take our DeLorean and move forward until today through years in which the Transformer has behaved with solvency although little by little it has been noticed the passage of time but … In 2016 as is the experience with a tablet that since its Appearance officially 5 years have passed, that translated into the technological world is as if you have a Tyranosaurus Rex as a pet today.

HomeScreen Transformer TF101

Well, first clarify that I am quite stock as far as Android is concerned, so my Transformer continues with its latest update, that is, 4.0.3, but that does not mean that it has been abandoned to its fate.

One of the things that Android users like is the community behind it and for what I have been discovering these years my dear Transformer is one of those devices that has gained the sympathy of the community since diving through the XDA forums We find ROMS that go from Android 4.1 to a fairly advanced project of Android 7.0, if you are reading well dear ealian @, a tablet with 5 years on its back in which you can put the latest version of Android, in fact it is something that few devices today can say that.

Five years later it is still a solvent tablet

Speaking about the use nowadays, since the five years being honest, the poor Transformer is noticed, I have adapted to continue using it. Here is a list of the apps I use every day: