My hubby bought me a ipad mini to "upgrade" from my nexus 7 and i hate it... It keeps crashing on all the apps, and on safari or fb it doesn.t even restore from where i left off and i must start all over... It.s very stressful... My nexus never had any problems... It.s an useless investment on my opinion... Why create a tablet that crashes every 20 seconds?! I have it for a few days now and i totally hate it ... Buying a new product more expensive that is useless sucks... Shame on the developers and creators of this!
My phones are Android (HTC ONE, Nexus 4, etc., since the G1) and I have both a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet and a 64GB iPad Mini. I also had the ASUS TF-300T and other Android tablets. OK, this being said, I love the iPad Mini for ease of use and stability. However, I sorely miss the customization level of Android based tablets. Essentially, Android tablets can be as easy if not easier to use than Apple devices IF you take the time to customize to your liking. That's the key... Android users love the freedom they have to change the look-and-feel of the screens, how they interact with their device, etc. "Nerdier people" (like me), enjoy the ability of rooting and loading different flavors of the operating system (Cyanogen Mod, etc.), with the expected instabilities :-)
My wife is NOT a techie so getting her to switch from a NOOK to the Nexus 7 was a challenge until I customized her screens to what she wanted. I saw a smile and she has been using it since. So to summarize, yes, the Android experience is not as "standard" as the Apple experience (some say Apple is repetitive & boring LOL), but for a majority of users, it seems like the openness of the Android platform along with the variety of products are pulling more and more Apple people into that ecosphere. On my side, it was the willingness to use an Apple product so I can stalk about it through experience and not just shoot out echos from others :-)
I keep thinking I'm going to figure out how an Android tablet works, and I always end up selling them (usually at a loss). I've had a Galaxy Tab and a Nexus 7. The battery connection on the N7 kept coming loose and I had to remove the back and put it back together. I normally wouldn't do that, but their customer service process was so complicated that I just went ahead and tried it. Every time I jiggled it the wrong way, the battery connection fell out. I keep going back to Apple, and have decided that I just need to stick with them. In fact, the only non-Apple device I have now is my work-issued phone; an HTC Evo. Wait, I also have a Kindle Fire HD. I find that its the best device for air travel, mainly because of the Droid TV app.