Fun fact: my first ever Android device was a tablet. A first generation Samsung Galaxy Tab. Over time, I bought three more tablets, the latest being a Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 (WiFi). But now it’s time to retire the device, and I won’t be treating myself to another.
It was actually quite predictable. A few months ago I’d been complaining about the lack of choice when it comes to high-end tablets. And now, my Android tablet is about to get the boot. My reason begins in late fall 2016. At some point before Christmas, I placed my tablet on a bookshelf temporarily. I did this to hide it from my son who had recently pulled everything out of the desk. I haven’t touched the tablet since. A few days ago, I made the decision to abandon it entirely. The remaining data will be backed up, the device reset and then resigned to the closet or given to relatives. The last option would be ideal, given that the tablet still works.
Why get rid of it, though? For me, it’s just a matter of having a clean break. The tablet doesn’t do me any good when it’s lying around unused. And, if I retire it, then I don’t have to put in the effort to update apps and firmware, or charge the device on the rare occasion when I actually want to use it. As the tablet is still running CyanogenMod, updates are always available, but first, I’d have to migrate from CyanogenMod to Lineage OS. It seems like more trouble than it’s worth.
Galaxy TabPro 8.4 / © ANDROIDPIT
I simply don’t have any real use for the the tablet in my daily life. Surfing the