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Mikee5star

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Re: Android tablet suggestions?
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2016, 05:33:19 pm »
I don't think the SD slot is fast enough to be of help here.

On the OS it's really google, and android while tied at the hip Android is still apart from google itself. So you can install Android without gapps and it will completely have no google apps installed, that's the source so to speak. But the only way to remove the apps installed in the flash initially is to get root access then use something like Titanium Backup(even the free edition) and remove those apps through there. If you factory reset they will come back.

On the ram unfortunately it's going to be a bit of a struggle, as Apps are getting so dang resource hungry it's much like Windows in that sense, RAM is king when it comes to performance on dang near everything. I'd rather have more ram than a faster chip most everytime since very few things drag an OS to the ground compared to paging from your storage;)

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Nope, sorry Luke android has been owned by goggle since 2005 and Google is doing the OS development in-house.  Yes they do release OS under Open Source rules, but do have a proprietary side that is all the Google Play stuff and more.  I think that many manufactors are just taking the Google suite as it is simple, and adding onto it, IE Samsung store is very like Google.  And both like Apple try to block the Amazon Store, and treat it as an untrustworthy provider.   

Agree on the RAM front, I have a tendency to forget that tablets and phones are computers now.  Needed to look at specs closer.   I did not think the SD slot would be fast enough, but summer dreaming.  :cool
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    Re: Android tablet suggestions?
    « Reply #26 on: January 03, 2016, 05:36:10 pm »
    Oh I know they are part of google what I mean is the code itself doesn't restrict or force you into google apps. Just the OEM installs always flash in all the google stuff. But what I'm getting at is all the gapps, gmail etc aren't a part of Android itself the code. It's all apps that run on top of the OS. So say you install something like CM11 and don't install gapps you end up with stock(mostly) android with no gmail or any of the other primary google apps.

    So yeah they are together under the same company but a base Android install doesn't include any of the gapps, though pretty hard to use like that;) Unless you install some other app store etc.

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    « Reply #27 on: January 03, 2016, 07:23:26 pm »
    Agreed, but they say you can crash OS if you remove their stuff.  Without doing a system backup, I am hesitant to root out too much of the Google apps.

    We use the Amazon app store.  Buy once, then put on all your devices.  Have not had to re-buy, and we have or have had some of them on something like 10 or 12 devices  I don't know if Google Play, or the others do the same thing, as we had Prime and that gave us access to a better selection of free android apps several years ago when wife went to smart phone and tablet.
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    « Reply #28 on: January 03, 2016, 08:17:49 pm »
    The google store is basically the same. Paid for based on your gmail account and it carries through to all devices it's on. Makes it nice to have a "app" account that you install on your family devices;)

    On rooting out apps, generally your safe killing anything included in a gapps package. But it's best to make sure you know exactly how to bring it entirely back to factory via a flash. But usually common stuff, IE gmail, maps, voice, etc etc. Those are all able to be removed without an issue. I'd venture to guess because it's a tablet and not tied to a cell phone carrier it's probably mostly removable without issue. The verizon devices etc that just load crap on tend to be more difficult.

    That said you can backup apps in Titanium backup before removing them. So pending you cause an issue you can restore it, however if it's a big enough issue to not be able to boot then you've got a problem you can't fix. But say a persistent error or something just not functioning right afterwards you can just restore the app. I honestly don't think I can remember having to do it, but I tend to backup anyways. Most of my devices run custom roms, but there are a few stock that I've just removed all the crap to make them run better;)

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