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Shutterfly basically said I would have to copy the pictures to the ipads internal storage prior to uploading them with the app.

Android has a third party shutterfly uploader, but no official app from shutterfly. Which means you could upload photos, but there is no app for viewing them.
I asked them if they have plans for an official shutterfly app for android just now. I'll see what they say.
My wife prefers ipad over Android. I am the opposite. I would much rather her get a Nexus7, but everyone has their preferences. She would probably rather just get a new laptop than an Android tablet.

The reason I haven't considered an Apple laptop as mentioned above, is because of the price mainly. For about $500 I can get a powerhouse of a PC laptop.
I know this because I just bought myself one recently. I use it for audio production, and it performs really well. You can't even get the top level ipad for that price, let alone a macbook pro.
Plus neither of us have ever owned a mac computer, and don't really want to deal with the learning curve.
 

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keeverw said:
Shutterfly basically said I would have to copy the pictures to the ipads internal storage prior to uploading them with the app.

Android has a third party shutterfly uploader, but no official app from shutterfly. Which means you could upload photos, but there is no app for viewing them.
I asked them if they have plans for an official shutterfly app for android just now. I'll see what they say.
My wife prefers ipad over Android. I am the opposite. I would much rather her get a Nexus7, but everyone has their preferences. She would probably rather just get a new laptop than an Android tablet.

The reason I haven't considered an Apple laptop as mentioned above, is because of the price mainly. For about $500 I can get a powerhouse of a PC laptop.
I know this because I just bought myself one recently. I use it for audio production, and it performs really well. You can't even get the top level ipad for that price, let alone a macbook pro.
Plus neither of us have ever owned a mac computer, and don't really want to deal with the learning curve.

I see no reason to get a Mac for this when a less expensive pc will do. If you put the pics in a folder on an android, there is a built in app to view them. I don't think that is a problem. As an only pc, the nexus 7 would not be my choice, I'd get a tablet with a bigger screen if I could only have one device. Personal choice I guess.
 
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I see no reason to get a Mac for this when a less expensive pc will do. If you put the pics in a folder on an android, there is a built in app to view them. I don't think that is a problem. As an only pc, the nexus 7 would not be my choice, I'd get a tablet with a bigger screen if I could only have one device. Personal choice I guess.

I use a Galaxy Nexus for my phone running the latest and greatest from Liquid Roms. I actually just upgraded to his latest which was released today.
So I am intimately familiar with what Android can do.
But problem is with the ipad or an Android pad, is I don't want to store the pictures on my pads memory, because neither have enough memory for that.
With an official shutterfly app, I could have all my pics stored on shutterfly's online storage, and I can view them via the app. But on Android there is no official app, only apps to upload pictures. So I would have no way of viewing my photos stored online through shutterfly.

I am most likely just going to get her a new laptop.
This is more trouble than it's worth from what I can tell. It would have to make her life easier, or she won't be interested.

Maybe a few years down the road when tablets develop a little more.


Thanks for all the help!
 

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