Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jun 2011 21:46 UTC
Apple So, yeah, uhm, I bought an iPad 2 today. I still don't think anyone really needs a tablet, but that doesn't mean I didn't want one. I wanted to wait until the HP TouchPad was announced, but now that it has, it seems it won't be coming to The Netherlands any time soon. As such, the iPad 2 it was. A few quick fist impressions.
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MysterMask
Member since:
2005-07-12

Motorola Xoom is not the "bestest" Android in terms of *UI* speed


IMHO UI speed is a useless measure. I own an iPad2 and I'm really glad that there are so many iPad apps (i. e. Apps that are written for a tablet form factor, not just scaled up iPhone apps). This makes all the difference when it come to "speed" that really matters (= usability). So I couldn't care less that there are "faster" phones (there are also faster desktops - who cares when talking about tables).

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Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

We know that. But the OP described things that are usually attributed to UI speed, e.g. how many fps you can get when you swipe UI stuff, how fast screens update etc. These things do contribute to the *impression* of how fast a device is for normal everyday use.

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taila Member since:
2009-09-21

I have the Galaxy Tab P1000 and my wife uses the iPad 1 wifi 16Gb.

I can tell you that the Galaxy (Android) is just as snappy as the iPad and with it's form factor actually delivers equal movie watching experience besides it's being 7' device as there are no black bars top and bottom of the screen.

Android also provide a lot of screen manipulating advantages over iOS (of cause in iOS 5 they are finally arriving)to deal with open pages.

Of cause the newer Galaxy Tabs are now arriving having dual cores and sd card slots which my Tab has as well.

The ipad is a beautiful device but the Galaxy has a lot going for it let alone the capability to load into it movies, music and other stuff without need for iTunes.

If you plug the Android device on a computer it appears as external drive. This makes it pluggable to a pc nealy anywhere without a need for specific software.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

-cause +course, I think

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