Android devices rank high on iFixitís tablet repairability list, Apple at bottom
iFixit has ranked top tablets by their repairability, and the results were positive for Android. Appleís iPad line, however, took the opposite honors. While Dellís XPS 10 Windows slate took top accolades, second place belonged to the Android-based Amazon Kindle Fire. The now ancient Dell Streak tied with that device, as did the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
Repairability was ranked based ease and cost of repair, as well as the availability of an easy-to-attain service manual. The lowest ranked Android tablets were the Google Nexus 10 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9, but neither of those devices dropped nearly as low as the iPadís repairability rating of 2.
Android has always been known for having open software, but hardware that is design to be user serviceable is yet another bonus. Of course, just because a tablet is easy to repair doesnít mean making said repairs are a walk in the park.