Bunnywafer wrote:I so long for a tablet, but I am so technologically challenged.
I don't even know what rooting means. *blush* What is it?
How hard is all this adapting you all are talking about? I'm fine with following directions and all, but if I run into any snags I'm not going to be tech savvy enough to fix things on my own. Should I just wait for a better out-of-the-box tablet to come along? Be honest. I had already resigned myself to waiting anyway....
Thanks for any advice!
"Root" basically means 'I can do what I want on this machine'. You can install things how you want, wipe the machine, uninstall things, etc.
Most people do not have root on their work computer, meaning they can't install what they want, and they can't delete everything on the machine and start over if they need to. On the flip side, most people have root on their home computer.
Phones and tablets are just like computers, but with funky casing and some extra capabilities. When you get root on a tablet, you can reinstall the OS, or install things that the parent company didn't want you to install. Many people remove the manufacturer's OS (in this case, Android) because they added things to it that the end user doesn't want. Some do it because they want the latest version of the OS, or they want to install software that isn't blessed by the manufacturer.
Or, if they're like me, they get a bug up their butt about someone telling them what they can and can't do with the hardware that THEY bought with their HARD EARNED MONEY and THIS IS AMERICA DAMMIT so they root and do things to their phone/tablet BECAUSE THEY CAN.