My another Pad maybe Google Nexus 10
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My another Pad maybe Google Nexus 10
i have both and they are both good but have some very fundamental differences.
the Nexus is 'plasticy' in feel - but rather than making it feel 'cheap', to me it feels LIGHTER. i haven't checked the actual weight but subjectively it feels like it's nearly HALF the weight of the iPad. this is very important if you plan on reading while lying down in bed, with the iPad my hand gets pretty tired and one night i actually nodded off to sleep while reading with it and bonked myself in the face... the aluminum back and solid construction on the iPad didn't feel like a bonus feature at that moment ;-)
as far as the screens go - i love the screens on both, but i do prefer the Nexus 10's 16:10 aspect ratio (or thereabouts) MUCH more than the iPad's 4:3 for almost everything - movies, comics etc. The iPad's screen is more vibrant and has better color definition (to me at least) but not by much IMHO.
BUT - none of that stuff has anything to do with the REAL difference between the two: to put it simply - one is OPEN and the other is CLOSED. that's a bit of an oversimplification of course but essentially its true.
what i mean by that is that loading content onto the Nexus is as easy as dragging and dropping to any external HD, Google doesn't much care WHAT you do with YOUR device once you've bought it and that makes a BIG difference if - like me - you download a lot of your content via Bittorrent sites.
My biggest gripe with the iPad is that it is quite a pain to load ANY content that DOESNT come thru iTunes onto it. this is of course Apple's way of channeling you into their media content distribution chains, which i find frustrating and annoying.
Also with the iPad you get NO ACCESS to the file structure of your machine - you can't even truly 'download' content from the Cloud (Dropbox etc) - you can only choose to 'open' it in an approved app... but then it is not directly available to other apps (unless they have built it in which is not always the case).
Another consideration if you're a developer is that the iPad will not under any circumstances allow you to compile any kind of code on it - so no Python scripting engines or anything like that.
One place where the iPad kicks the **** out of the Nexus tho, is the quality and variety of Apps that are available... iOS apps are beautiful and most of the time very well designed (Apple's SDK kind of insures that they are that way), while comparable Android apps - when available - often feel like a 'poor cousin' of their iOS equivalents. this is starting to change as the quality of Android apps improves but i suspect it will always be true. if you want a stark example of this check out the music production software available for iOS vs the pathetic offerings for Android.
Finally there is the major consideration of PRICE POINT! I paid around $325 for my Wi-Fi only 16GB Nexus 10 - the comparable iPad retina is $499... so about 60% more expensive.
there are further things i could say about the many many differences between iOS and Android (iOS NEEDS a REAL "Share" function!) - but that's a whole 'nother topic and you can search around for any of the 100000000 articles written about it on the web.
in summary i'd say that if you use a lot of 'self-obtained' content - i.e. Bittorrent movies, comics, apps etc - then you should really consider the Nexus. If that's not so important, then the iPad clearly has the better build quality and more quality apps (or you could jailbreak your iPad and get the best of both worlds!).
and if you only have $300 or so dollars to spend then it's a no brainer right?
that's it. if i've made any erroneous statements i apologize in advance - i'm still new to my iPad.
oh - and have fun! no matter what you get you'll find yourself digging the hell out of it.
get the ipad 4 android is buggy i know i have a android tablet
Its better that ios is closed they have less crapy stuff on it then open android.
For people like us who just surfs the web emails ipad is fine.i have android tablet and i dont careif its open. Also after the jellybean 4.2.1 update there is no more flash unless you use chrome browser and Google chrome is bad.
My andriod tablet cant do flash.
Last edited by tazz3; 04-20-2013 at 08:10 PM.
Get the ipad ios is bette then android.iam selling my android tablet its lagie and buggie and its on jellybean 4.2.
Plus iosn has better apps and moives nd evey thing
I never have any trouble getting content on my iPads. And I don't feel any need to interact with the file structure. I can do that on my nexus 10 but there is no real advantage to it. If I need to compile code, I use a PC.
The N10 is better for movies, but I don't really care to watch any movie on a tablet---I'd rather watch on a TV. And if I am forced to watch on a tablet, I don't really see much advantage in the little extra screen size of the n10 over the iPad. The experience on either is far below good.
To me, the biggest different is there are a LOT more useful apps for the iOS device than the android devices. It is sad that google is not doing more to address this.
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