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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OMRebel
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2005-11-14

As for being hard to find: that was never even the claim.


From the article:

"The First Problem: Finding Android Tablet Apps"

Not only was that obviously claimed, it was the very first claim in big bold letters.

One thing that CONSTANTLY causes issues for people is the fact that there's thousands of applications on Android Market that do all kinds of malicious/nefarious things behind peoples' backs, and there's also thousands of applications that claim to do this or that, but you must pay for the application, and then the user finds out that the application was actually fake.


For the first claim, Android identifies all access that an app has to the phone. If you download a game and it wants access to the contacts, then don't install it. You are forewarned immediately of the entire access an app has. Granted, it's been years since I owned an iPhone - but is that information identified when installing an app on an iPhone?

Secondly - I'm pretty certain that the Apple App Store has garbage apps in it as well that cost money. Fortunately, people with common sense read reviews on items before purchasing them. That goes with both Android and iOS users alike.

The extremely shoddy quality of Android Market is one of the reasons why I personally advice general populace to avoid Android. It's great for geeks and people who know what to look for and how to spot something that has one or more warning signs of a fake, but for Joe Blow it is essentially the same as paying someone to cause you trouble.


Sure, Android doesn't have nearly the number of fart apps that Apple has, but can you identify apps that you believe are worse on Android than on Apple products? Specific examples that you have seen - not just biased hearsay.

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