Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I just gave the new iPad an Editors' Choice award for large tablets, but frankly it was a foregone conclusion. The iPad doesn't get the award because of its hardware, lovely as the hardware is. It gets the award because its apps are generally better than the apps available for Android tablets." The laptop gap may have been closed, but the tablet gap sure hasn't.
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Used to have a Transformer ...
by WorknMan on Wed 28th Mar 2012 03:54 UTC
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I used to have a Transformer (TF-101), but now I have an iPad, since I love playing with the soft synths/MIDI apps that are not represented well on Android. And when I heard they ported Lemur to iPad, that was all I needed to hear ;)

Having said that, I really miss a lot of stuff about the TF - having a physical keyboard that extended the battery life, a standard HDMI/USB/SD card slot, being able to watch movies in the proper aspect ratio, emulators out the wazoo, full integration with the Google universe, and an OS that was light years ahead in customization abilities. Sure, there's some 'specialty' apps missing like the music stuff, but I didn't find myself lacking for any of the basics.

Fortunately though, it's not all bad news... after I jailbroke the iPad, I found out there are apps in Cydia that brought back a lot of the functionality I was missing in Android. It's still a far cry from Android though ;)

Edited 2012-03-28 03:56 UTC

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