This is a discussion on How many of you will consider an Android Tablet? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Superbike81 Well, NONE of those things happen on my Samsung Galaxy S (Android 2.2) and I'm not even rooted. It's quick, responsive ...
Yes! It will replace my iPad.
Yes! But I'll keep my iPad too.
No! I'll keep my iPad.
Maybe. I have to use it before I decide.
I agree with gentlefury that one huge problem with Android is that each phone manufacturer has to roll out OS updates. Besides that I have been quite impressed with the Fascinate.
I will buy one with windows 7 once market becomes clear.
I will keep my iPad also until I buy iPad 2 too.
Once I buy iPad 2 I will gift old iPad to some needy people I know.
You can compare the fragmentation to apple cutting off cell phone after a certain period older iphones won't (not can't) Do the new features of a new os update, ie 2g/3g iphones. if apple never publicly severed the ties there would be a problem (framintaion). The problem with android it is does not do that and manufactures instead of updating just make a new phone the don't want to waste time updating an old phone as apple docent support the first iPhone anymore.
iPhone has 4 version out only 3 or publicly supported = easy. Android has too many phones to count and with a ton more on the way. Just like people don't mind updating the iPhone every year don't get mad cause your old android is just that old, just get a new shiny better one and stop *****in. Or like many go to a striped down bare min os like iOS.
Don't get me wrong I love the iPad and my iPhone 4, but android experience is a so much better USER experience and not just about APPS. My nexus one and nexus S even my my touch g2 is just a much more pleasing OS to look at and feel like it's your own.
Also, things got smoother when I installed the Launcher Pro app. It wasn't a HUGE difference, but noticeably smoother.
Of course it's not perfect, it has its hiccups here and there. But I'll take the occasionally slow loading program or stutter over the locked down nature of iOS.
Last edited by Superbike81; 01-04-2011 at 03:29 PM.
I was really considering an Galaxy Tab about 2 months ago but then I looked at some other Tablets with android as the OS, and they looked real cheap and choppy. The iPad is smooth and even though it has many things that should've been included (i.e. Camera, and flash support) I vouch for it and would recommend it to anybody who enjoys new technology and cool gadgets.
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The android tablets announced today look absolutely AMAZING. Seriously Apple better step up their game with the iPad 2 or its not going to even be close.
Asus announced three Android devices today!
Got this from AndroidCentral:
The IPS display is the same style the iPad uses, which is awesome! The one that offers a slideout keyboard seems pretty cool, but not sure how much people would actually use it. The pricing looks pretty good on these though, can't wait to see what else gets announced!CES 2011 hasn't even officially started yet, but the Android tablet news has. This afternoon ASUS officially announced a series of Eee Tablets, including three pretty unique Android offerings. The Eee Pad MeMO is a 7 incher running on a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260 Snapdragon processor, sports a capacitive stylus (and bundled with apps that use it), with front and rear cameras -- expect it in June starting at $499. The Eee Pad Transformer has a 10.1-inch IPS display, houses a Tegra 2 chip, has dual cameras, and a unique docking station that incorporates a full qwerty keyboard -- expected in April starting at $399. And finally, the Eee Pad Slider has the same 10.1- inch IPS display, also runs on a Tegra 2 with dual cameras and HDMI out, and has a sliding qwerty keyboard attached -- it arrives in May and starts at $499. All three of the new Eee tablets will be running Honeycomb, which ASUS has dubbed as Android 3.0.
This is just the tip of the iceberg folks. We're on the floor at CES; expect to be inundated with Android goodness as CES rolls onwards. The full press release from ASUS (with device specs) is after the break.
Pics and video here:
Last edited by Superbike81; 01-04-2011 at 09:05 PM.
I would consider an Android when and if it reaches it's potential. This isn't about loyalty for me but having a product that will compromise in some areas if it's what the majority of it's users want/need. From what I've seen, Apple does not compromise at all and a user must go with what he/she is given for the most part except for the hacks, etc.
If Google comes out with what I have been told they will mid year or so, I would give a serious look at any number of tabs coming up by several names. However, I will say that I have found this "Apple experience" much more interesting than I remember from back in the original Mac days (1980s) when I had an original Macintosh doing graphic drawings and engineering reports (hot stuff then!).
I for one will be watching both ends......from the middle!
So by "what the majority of it's users want/need" you mean things like web browsing, watching videos, and sending e-mails right?
Well, websites load significantly faster on Android, videos from Youtube load faster, and the e-mail client is more functional. All of these things have been proven time and time again, and Android is only getting better, Apple seems to be adding half-assed "features" that most people won't use (AirPlay, wireless printing that only works with specific printers, fake multitasking, etc).
iOS is overall smoother than Android, but the OS itself is much less functional.
Oh, and Android will never reach it's potential and stop. iOS reached it's potential in it's first version on the original iPhone and has went basically nowhere since then, Android is always evolving, not just saying "meh, it's good enough" like Apple has done with iOS.