If you ask me Android is way behind iOS, because iOS is optimized only for one device.
As you all know Nokia have deal with Windows for OS. Nokia gets specifically optimized Windows OS for their models.
What you guys think? Is there a chance that Nokia tablet could be real competition for iPad 3?
Hi Mike...I initially owned an Acer A500 tablet for about 6 weeks, before switching to the iPad. I liked the idea of USB/Flash etc..but couldn't get over the annoyances of when the next update would be. For the Acer Tab community, it was a guessing game as to who was going to get the update first. Not only did we not know when the release would be, the updates over the air caused havoc to some members devices. For me, I wasn't happy with the way it functioned. I think that there is more to "tinker with" when having a droid device, and that certainly did not meet my needs.
Originally Posted by MikesTooLz
What made me go to Apple was it's gold standard on tablets. I was very happy to see the announcement of when the iOS 5 was coming out. That never occurred with the former. Things were sent out as promised. The ipad met all my expectations, good wifi connection, tons of apps, user friendly, etc. Also, another reason (which is purely personal choice) why I chose the ipad-was this forum and it's help. I know I may be biased now, but as an outsider coming in--this forum showed a lot of friendliness, respect and helpfulness-which was absent in some of the droid forums I was part of. As a consumer, that was important for me to know that I could "go" somewhere and get help if when I needed it.
This is same exact reason why I will go for iPad 3 - because of great support community! Currently I am not iPad owner but I checked all forum sections here & its really amazing how people try to help each other & provide as much as possible apps, device preps, advices...
Originally Posted by skimonkey
I had a Galaxy Tab 10.1 for months but just sold it last week...I didn't use it much because pokerist wouldn't work over wifi and my iPad 2 just ran smoother...I had iPad 1 ,iPad 2. And will get iPad 3 as soon as I can.
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FYI...there are MANY great Android support forums out there...PLUS the developer community is second to none in regards to those who have rooted their Androids...ROMS, apps, tweaks, etc...The things that can be done on an OPEN Android system is amazing...
Originally Posted by Milanno
That being said, having one piece of hardware to program for makes it easier for app developers to focus on making their apps run as perfect as possible.
As you can tell from all of my previous posts I am very passionate about BOTH systems. Only a fool would say one is better than the other without mentioning in what circumstances. There is a place for BOTH systems in the market...the same way Mac & Windows co-existed together...each have their pluses & minuses...I realized that learning both systems is to our advantage
Yeah, I'll probably end up with the iPad 3 and some android tablet later on down the road.
Each one does have its own strengths and weaknesses.
some of my Examples:
Bluetooth ODBII adapter for car - works for android but not iOS. iOS requires WiFi version tripple the price because of the lack of access to the bluetooth stack.
USB barcode scanner for inventory use - used to work with iOS and camera connection kit but has been blocked via iOS update. Works with android still.
Lag - The iPad seems to be the device with the least amount of lag and if its one thing I can't stand its having a laggy device.
Development tools - iPad wind this one with its great development tools. However you have to give Android credit for the amazing app inventor website enabling simple apps to be made in just minutes and ready to use right from the online website.
App update times - Android wins this one with developers being able to instantly roll out new updates while iOS must wait for the review process to happen.
WiFi Scanning - both apps loose in this one. without jail breaking iOS or modifying Android OS there is no way to scan for hidden wifi SSID's. Apple doesn't allow it, and android have never fixed the flaw after these many years(bug report still shows as new).
Security camera software - I have CCTV security systems both at work and at home and both OS's have apps available for me to easily view them.
Customization - Android wins this one hands down, its taken apple 5 years now before they even added the option to change the stupid email alert ringtone. That really drove me nuts, I could never hear when a new email came in because the sound was not a very loud or noticeable tone. Also being able to download new launcher apps and keyboards is great, you can really make the device your own.
Accessories that use dock connector - apple clearly winds this one since they use the same dock connection between all of their devices and a large amount of 3rd party accessories are available for you to just plug in whichever iDevice you want. While most android phones use the same mini-usb connection, not all of them do and each manufacturer also changes the location of the port for each phone they design. Some have doors that cover the port when not in use, however it tends to just get in the way.
VPN support - iOS support VPN connections and so does Android. You are going to want a VPN connection if you need one to access your work network like I do. But also for those times when you ever connect to a public wifi network just to make sure your data is secure and not possible being monitored or collected. The very strange thing I find however is that some companies (Samsung) remove VPN access from Android OS on some of their devices. There is no real reason for this an I don't know why they would purposely remove such a feature.
Network Analysis apps - Me being a computer tech I use network analysis apps for my work and have found android to be much better for this, due to the fact that developers have more control/access(especially on rooted devices).
So yeah, each has its strengths and weakness's its really up to the actual user to determine what is best for them and addresses their particular needs.
Mike that is a VERY good comparison...I have been meaning to write up something like this in a separate post...you got most of the pluses & minuses...
I agree with you-that both systems certainly has its positives and negatives. It really is personal preference when it came down to it for me. There were quite a bit of forums for the droid platform which were very good and than some that weren't. However, you'd see it in both environments if you really looked.
Originally Posted by mikespe
Great discussion by the way. I like to see the head to head comparison and still very much interested in the growth of droid tablets. I think that the droid tablets have such great potential and hope that the ICS will help to bring the droid tablets to one platform and make it less fragmented.
I want to get an skytex tablet since they are so dirt cheap but i think im just going to save and get the ipad 3 whenever that is released.
I prefer android phones but I use my iPad 1 more than my xoom. Honeycomb was just awful. Slow..... pretty much felt like an alpha for ice cream sandwich. ICS is a major improvement. Still, there too much going on with all that screen real estate, resolution and active desktop so it still feels laggy.
With respect to the iPad, I buy alot of financial investment apps and games. And the iPad aces here. But it is beginning to feel real slow for browsing. I'm almost certain to get the iPad3. Though from what I've read it will be more like what the 4s was rather than a 5.
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