Android? I thought you were an Apple Fanboy?
Why buy an Android if you have no plans to switch ecosystems?
1. Android devices can be cheap - I paid $79.99 for the Asus 7 Android device. You can actually find Android devices for even less, but I wanted a known brand and paid more for it. Of course, they make higher end Android devices with better screens and faster processors, but this one works for my needs.
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2. Geekiness - My inner-geek has always had a curiosity about Android, but I refused to spend over $100 for a device just because I was curious about it. With the prices falling, I was ready to let my geek light shine.
3. DSLRController app - This was the straw that broke the camel's back. The app allows for wired and wireless control (requires a TP Link router) of specific Canon DSLRs. I own a Canon 5D Mark III and this app was the most intriguing thing about Android to me. Similar devices cost a lot more and while I wanted this feature, I didn't want to spend a fortune for a one-trick pony.
First Impressions of the Asus?
I should mention that it has had a couple small issues. Some apps load very slowly or need to be started, stopped, and restarted to work. I usually just leave those apps open if I plan to use them very often (WeMo remote would be one example). It hasn't been an issue with every app, so it could just be something inherent in the way WeMo works.
I will review the DSLRController app soon, so make sure you check back in if you are interested.