8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss
3. Android 2.2 tablets
If you’re in the market for a new tablet, make sure you avoid any of the Android 2.2 models. Viewsonic makes one called the ViewPad, as does Archos, and there are a few from lesser-known companies like Via. The problem is that these tablets use the Android version designed for smartphones, so while they may be cheaper, you can’t use newer apps like Evernote and Quickoffice designed for tablets. In fact, these older tablets do not benefit from the much-improved Android 3.2 operating system, aka Honeycomb, that provides a pop-menu to see open apps and quick access to settings and Wi-Fi.