I want to wall mount a tablet to run either ActionTiles or SharpTools, and am debating which tablet to use. I know this has been asked before but I haven’t found a good answer yet, so I’m trying here. The display would be just for AT or ST, and would be permanently mounted (it doesn’t need to be taken off the wall). I’d like it to dim during the night. I don’t care if it has motion detection to wake the screen. I don’t need to have it PIN locked.
My options seem to be either an iPad, a Fire tablet, or an android tablet. I’m very familiar with the Apple ecosystem, and I know an iPad can do what I want. But a new Fire tablet is quite a bit cheaper than a used iPad. And, the wall mounts I’ve seen tend to look cleaner for the Fire - i.e. its just a frame and the screen - no need to leave cutouts for the iPad button.
OTOH, while I consider myself to be reasonably adept technically, I have zero experience with FireOS or Android, and I don’t really want to spend a lot of time learning another ecosystem. I’ve read accounts on line saying that the Fire tablet is a bit of a PITA because you need to get rid of Amazon’s ads, install Google Play, and then install Fully Kiosk Browser (another expense?) if you want to get it to dim at night. I’m not sure what all is involved with an Android tablet.
Opinions? What are the downsides to a Fire or Android tablet? Is this easier than I’m making it sound?