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Looking for Tablet Advice
Currently I own a Sony Tablet S, or S1 as it's sometimes referred to. Have had it for just about 2 years now. Still runs pretty good and I love the fact that it has a full sd card slot in it. Generally I use it for watching movies off the SD card, browsing the web, using tapatalk, and then some small games every now and then. There are some things about it that I don't particularly like. I don't like that the charger is a propitiatory piece when using a microUSB would be much easier and more convenient. I don't like that it does not have the smart on/off feature when using a case. Finally I don't like that it can't be rooted or pushed to anything newer than release 4.0.3 r5a. I never got in to rooting before I found out that the r5a update locked the bootloader and now I am stuck.
Being that I don't use the tablet for anything too extensive I have been playing around with my wife's Kindle Fire HD 8.9. I like the screen, the size, and it seems to be responsive enough to use for the things I would need. While it does not recognize sd cards I could still load movies on it before I travel and watch them off the internal storage. I know it does not have the Google PlayStore on it, but sounds like it can be easily rooted to grant access to it. I also am a Prime member so being able to stream right to that would be beneficial too. I have tried loading the APK on my devices and it wont' work.
So my question to all of you, is would you grab the Kindle Fire HD or newer device, root it and be on your way? Have any of you done this? Any downside to doing so?