Ipad vs Android

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by SoCalGal, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. FahQ

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    The Xoom and Galaxy Tab are overpriced and unpolished IMO. They are basically the same price as the iPad and certainly not any better.

    The dark horse that I see making a difference is the Asus Transformer Tablet (not sure if it's been brought up in this discussion yet?). My Android buddy got one and I have to say I came away really impressed:

    Asus Transformer Tablet (10 hr battery, dual-core 1ghz Tegra 2, 1gb RAM, 10" screen, HDMI out, front and rear cameras, and Honeycomb) - 399$
    Keyboard Dock (when put together the battery lasts 16 hrs for the unit, it also has a multi-touch pad, two USB ports, and a built-in SD card reader) - 150$

    For 550$ and change it is a REALLY solid piece of equipment. Even when docked you can still use the touchscreen capabilities, and its VERY snappy. We had music playing, multiple tabs loading, and several live widgets going and it seemed very smooth with very little chopiness. It wasn't "iPad smooth" but then again it has true multi-tasking enabled.

    I am a big Apple guy, especially on the personal computing end (I have had a g4 tower, a g5 tower, and now running a Mac Pro tower in addition to the iPad2 and Macbook Pro. That being said, the Android guys are coming hard and fast. I've already switched over to Android for my phone, and I most definitely will have options when the iPad3 or iPad2 HD drops not long from now.

    Which is great for the consumer, assuming they can stop suing each other long enough to continue to innovate lol
     
  2. Mountainbikermark

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    My favorite useless lawsuit between then is the one where Apple is suing Samsung because the Galaxy phone is "rectangular with rounded corners like the iPhone" . They claim to have patented the rectangular with rounded corners design. I agree with suit for the design steal Samsung did on icons totally. That's a no brainer but for Apple to win the one I previously mentioned they'll have to sue everybody or look like it's sour grapes over the icon suit . If Samsung loses they may retaliate by stopping or slowing production of Ipad screen parts, leaving only LG( the one that made the sub par Ipad 2 screens), as the only screen parts manufacturer. It could be a lose/lose for everyone.
    Yes the Transformer is making waves in the Android world but I'm more intrigued by Amazon plans to up the hardware ante this fall as well as have Honeycomb 3.2
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    Love my Android smartphone and would have bought an Android tablet, but there are not enough apps out yet for them. If that changes down the road I can always sell this and buy one. Always a market for a used iPad.
     
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    I live in great britain and one of the main reasons for me returning my xoom was the fact that 3.2 was starting to get rolled out in the U.S yet in the U.K we had no date of when 3.1 was coming and motorola had no interest in let us know..
     
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    that is exactly what the xoom offered. After a few hours with it i loved it. After a few days i hated it. Honeycomb 3.0 is absolutely terrible. If i was in the U.S i would have stuck with the xoom as they are recieving support from moto.
     
  6. Mountainbikermark

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    True that. Honeycomb 3.1 is a lot better than 3.0
    Fwiw, I get better battery life on my Tab than my Ipad. I get 9+ hours on the Ipad and just under 10 on the Tab, both running wifi only and screens as low as they will go

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    Yeah 3.1 had a lot of improvements over 3.0. 3.2 is about to be released for the Transformer as well.

    I used (and still own) the very first Android phone, the google G1. It was ok at the time, but still behind it's Apple counterparts. It's only recently that the Android phones are on equal (at least) footing with the iPhone. iOS is still more polished, but with Android you have tons more options and freedom.

    With the Tablets, things are shaking up a bit differently. The Android devices are coming fast and cheap, and they will continue to get better. IMO Apple's problem is that they don't want the iPad to replace your iMac OR your Macbook Pro or Air. They want the iPad to SUPPLEMENT those computing devices. And in my household thats actually true lol.

    But not everyone has the need (or the resources) to have all those devices. This is where the Android tablets will grow, because there will be (and pretty much already is with Asus Transformer) Android tablets that are powerful and versatile enough to replace peoples Laptops/netbooks/PC's.

    People can accept that their iPhone doesn't have flash, or doesn't do a lot of things a laptop or computer can do. It's a mobile device and people can live with that. The tablet blurs the line, and I don't think you'll see the iPad dominate forever once the Android tablets catch up. Still love my iPad2 though for the time being lol
     
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    Not sure if it works on the iphone, but Iswifter works amazingly well on the ipad for displaying flash content - in fact, it often plays flash video better than my Android tablet! LOL

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    People at my school say android is better simply because android phones have the most market share. What i hate about this argument is that you're comparing 2 different things. The ipad is a device...android is an operating system.

    Android has most of the phone market because its on many different phones (samsung, htc, motorola). If you were to compare a SINGLE android phone to the iphone, the iphone dominates it.

    If you wanna make a fair comparison, compare android to iOS. This means all android devices against all iOS devices. IOS still dominates this way.
     
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    The one YOU like best is the best one. Everything else is semantics

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