I've just started using Android. My Nexus 7 (2013) is an interesting little toy, and should make a reasonably good ebook reader.
But getting it to work with external storage has been interesting to say the least. And I've got the benefit of several programs designed to make that process as easy as possible. And yet, it wasn't just a cakewalk.
Sideloaded 4.4...what fun. :rolleyes:
Then used Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit to unlock and root the device so I could then install Stickmount. Woof. Seriously, there's a reason I gave up trying to use Linux and all of this is giving me bad flashbacks.
I think my first "I finally get it" moment was when I could see just how much the Android environment has been carved up into small feudal fiefs, with the various groups trying very hard to wall off their subset of users from other sources of software. And I'm using what is basically the stock version of Android, which should be the most open one available. Google still attempts to dominate the software, and some of the installed apps will not work without joining Google+, which means, I will NEVER use those apps.
This whole system of control and observation pisses me off a bit. Which is why I'm doing a lot of research on good alternative applications. One of which is a very nice ebook reader app, Aldiko, which I have been using with free sci fi ebooks from Baen.
Next up I'll need a good media player...without ads!
Don't like Chrome, and frankly web surfing has been somewhat disappointing, even with Firefox w/Adblock +.