Hey Everyone -
To this point, I’m running my dashboards on an iPad Air 2 and an iPad mini 3. Both are devices that I had already. I’ve been looking to pick up another iPad mini 3 for another room, but folks on Marketplace and eBay are just bat-crap silly with how much their asking for used and refurb iPads right now.
So, I’m looking at the new Fire HD 8, HD 8+, or even the HD 10. It’s been ages since I used an android based tablet, as my house is mainly Apple, so thought I might pose a few questions to this forum since my main use case will be SharpTools dashboards over Hubitat.
The new HD 8 and HD 8 Plus - is the primary difference the 8+ has another GB of RAM (3GB instead of 2GB)? Is the 8+ worth the extra $20?
I don’t need/want any advertisement BS or screensavers nonsense … so I’m guessing I need to order the option “without special offers” either when I order, or I think this can be removed as an upgrade after?
Are these most recent 8" and 10" Fire tablets open enough where I can either access the apps needed, or access/sideload .APK’s from some other source? Seems like a lot of folks use that Fully Kiosk Browser, is that available from the standard Amazon Fire store?
I do like the larger screen size of my iPad Air 2, as opposed to my mini 3 … what are most folks using on their walls? The larger screens? I’m debating the 8 vs 10.
I’d prefer to keep things all iPads, but as I mentioned, the prices folks want for used iPad minis (or any iPad for that matter) is just silliness right now.
Thanks for your thoughts!