I got one yesterday. Man I've missed widgets for settings.
The battery life is, as posted above, about 8 hours per charge vs 10 on my ipad.
I didn't get it for the camera and don't know if I'll use it much but it takes decent shots.
I was concerned the ratio would "feel" more Xoom like because the dimensions are so similar vs the more square feel in either mode of my Ipad but it feels fine in both portrait and landscape.
Im not sure the definition of no Honeycomb apps but I was able install most of the ones from my phone, excluding of course, phone apps.
Having several keyboards to choose from has been nice again as I prefer sliding over typing and making my own themes is great.
The screen resolution on the Galaxy is sharper and more crisp, especially darker colors and photos with lots of contrasts like shadows in sunlight on snowy day, but the Ipad is nothing to frown upon either. Different photos on each home screen setup to do a slideshow each time I switch screen has been a real joy. Making my own widgets and icons has been nice also.
Transferring data via Bluetooth rocks. I've sent songs and photos from my desktop and phone to the Tab and it was quick and painless.
The metal back vs the plastic feeling back of the Ipad wins hands down but the plastic feel gives me a more confident grip on the Galaxy vs the ipad2.
True multitasking is something again I've missed, Apple just dosent allow enough apps and features to play together for me and the Galaxy wins there as well.
The speed of the Galaxy blows away my ipad1 in every aspect from power up to YouTube to browsing full sites but that could be the 1gb of ram and dual core vs my Ipad setup
I don't see Galaxy 10.1 as an anything killer but it is a very nice alternative to Apple and for those who want different than Steve Jobs definition of individuality. ios is more about a thought process for the owner and a brand. There will never be an i killer unless Apple commits suicide by makingmthe mistakes of Microsoft by assuming yesterdays gains and ideas are good enough for tomorrow.
Those who got the OG iphone know there are growing pains with new directions and I'm rather pleased with my 32gb model
Anyway to anyone on the fence about which way to go, either one is a winner, they bothhave very good build quality and will out perform our smartphones easily.
Again not a full desktop replacement but, imo, closer for my needs than my Ipad
Edit: turning animations eliminates the keyboard lag and many of the aftermarket keyboards have language packs you can install
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