ipad2 compared to samsung galaxy tab????

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  1. FunkatronJive
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    Hello Everyone,

    We recently received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 free from our internet service provider (brand new). I was SOOOOOOO excited to get it and had never thought of wanting/needing a tablet before. As soon as we got it I decided I hated it so my husband took it over and said I could get an iPad2 (belated bday gift) once the new iPad came out. Well March 7th rolls around and I decided to preorder the iPad3 instead of getting the iPad2.

    My husband has now decided he dislikes the Galaxy... it freezes up and apps crash constantly... is the iPad2 better then the Galaxy? I see that the Galaxy actually has more RAM but it doesnt seem to run nicely..... We shouldnt really get another iPad3 so would the iPad2 be a good choice or is he better off with the Galaxy?
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    Indeed it is :)

    Its a sad fact of life that despite so many people developing the android o/s to do so many things... its still so far away from being as usable
    as an ipad
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    What service provider do you use?? I never get anything free from anyone. Oh, a free wireless router from FIOS, but I already have one of course...

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    Go with the IPad 2, or 3 (New IPad) which ever, but do away with the Samsung Galaxy. I bought my wife one for Christmas, she took it out of the box, played with it for Literly 10 minutes, put it back in the box, and said "take it back". She said she'd just stick with her laptop. Just two weeks ago, I surprised her with an IPad 2, and she hasn't put it down lol. She Loves it and hadn't even ever played with mine. I say IPad, No Question.
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    a copy cat can never do better than the orginal .. no matter even if it made in a galaxy far far away ..
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    I was thinking the same thing two months ago and chose the iPad 2 before they announced the iPad 3! No thanks to there big tv advertising campaign to flog the last of the iPad 2s without hinting there's a new one out in two months. Still I've not looked back since iPad 2 came out its so much easier to use and the possibilities are endless and the support is much better with the jailbreaking community and the iPad forums.
    Choose wisely..... :)
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    Similar deal with my wife. She bought me my iPad2 about this time last year. I bought her a Blackberry Playbook, because she has a Blackberry phone, and I thought it would be easier for her to read her (on average) 5000 emails per day. I'm rarely off the iPad. She never touches the Playbook.
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    I don't think there is much of a comparison. The Samsung tests out fairly well and probably has the capability to do some things better than an iPad. But, in real world use....it's not even close. If they ever get Android running smoothly on these tablets and can get the app support they might start competing. However, they are in such a hole that they may never be able to climb out of it no matter what they do.

    I'm NOT an apple guy per say and I tried all the tablets out and did research. The iPad 2 was the easiest shopping choice I've ever made regarding electronics and/or computers.
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    Bunch of copy cat tablet makers but to bad apples to good of makers of devices for them to be copied
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    Come on guys. Are you all brainwashed by Apple?
    I had a Galaxy Tab when they first came out and love it, I had an Ipad for my birthday two weeks ago and love that too.
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    Let me tell you why I went with the iPad2
    Accessories, ease of use huge name recognition, accessories...lol

    I had an Asus Transformer 101 it had better cameras front and rear, it had the same amount of memory I have now on mu iPad 2
    It had a SD slot it had a bigger screen it had 2 speakers for stereo, but I did find myself wanting to use it much at all
    I let it sit in the corner and just stare at me

    With my iPad2 u use it much more than my desktop ( my awesome gaming rig I built )
    As a matter of fact I am using it now and BTW my gaming rig has a 40" high def screen
    Lol

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    Well, the OP was posting this question on an iPad forum that was created for iPad enthusiasts to gather and talk about the iPad.

    Really, what other type of response would you - could you - expect? :)

    I don't think it's brainwashing ... I'm pretty sure it goes in the "know your audience" category...

    Marilyn
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    Yeah!

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    I bought my wife a galaxy 10.1 so she can enter online contests. She loves it! She tried to use my iPad, but because many of the sites use flash, she didn't care for the iPad. Since she has been using the galaxy, no problems with trojans/viruses/worms etc. on the computers.
    My only issue with the galaxy is that it is difficult to print from since there is just one app worth the bother. But, it is a good app and it works well, just need to maneuver around a bit to print something. I like the iPad airprint function.
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    Your situation proves that it will be a case by case basis for what works best for people. I still think in most cases, the iPad is a better tablet when all things are considered. But, If you visit lots of flash sites then by all means the Samsung is the better product.
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    Im sooooooo excited! We sold the galaxy!!!! My husband was getting so annoyed with it do I think we are both happy it's gone. I'm still pretty new in the world of apple (got my iPhone Dec 2010 after being a blackberry fan) but I know I'm so in love with apple products..... If we could afford a MacBook I would already own one. My husband doesn't care as long as its reliable.....
    Sadly our small town is all out of ipad2's but we are already going to the city on Tuesday so we will pick one up

    Thanks for all the comments. I knew they would be Apple biased.... I just wanted to hear if it was still worth it to buy the ipad 2 ESP when it has less ram then the galaxy.
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    You could get the new iPad unless you want the cheaper ipad2 but the new iPad is as expensive as the iPad 2 used to be
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    We have both. Galaxy an. iPad 2, galaxy works fine maybe u should return for another 1. Joyce
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    iPad 2 is an awesome gadget, even compared to the new iPad. Tabs is only for Android lovers.
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    I also spent time with an Android tablet, the Asus TF 101. To be honest, I am still torn between it and my iPad. I prefer Android when typing. The TF 101 has an optional dock with a keyboard, which is physically more secure than the iPad with a BT keyboard. But Android also better when typing on screen with the Swype keyboard. The only equivalent to Swype on the iPad is ThumbSlide in App Store.

    That said, the quality of apps is much better on the iPad by far. And the iPad is much more stable.

    If only Apple would adopt some of Android's features, such as alternate on screen keyboards...

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