I don’t know if I am using the right keywords to search for previous posts about this kind of thing so if this has been answered 100 times before, please just point me toward that thread.
Anyway, I am considering adding a central touchscreen device that can be used as a smart home controller. I do have a couple of old Android tablets that could serve this purpose but I was wondering if there are any other/better options out there for this? I know that the Nest hub and the Echo Show more or less but I really do not like the echo shows for a lot of reasons but my home automation is primarily Alexa based (although many of the devices are actually ZigBee/z-wave devices through my ST hub) so I am wondering if there are other units on the market that are specifically made for this purpose.
In the end, it may be the best (and definitely cheapest) option to just use an old android tablet but I just wanted to ask the community that would know about this stuff to give me some recommendations if there are any besides android tablets, Nest hub, or echo show.