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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I'll second that. When I upgraded from the Motorola Cliq to the HTC MyTouch 4G, it was like stepping through a portal into a new dimension.

Okay, maybe not quite that shocking, but it was virtually night and day. Now I understand why people like Android so much! I found that I hated the OS because of the sluggish, buggy, piece of shit hardware it was running on before. Now that I have a device that has virtually no lag, a capacitive screen that actually registers taps and swipes consistently, and a battery that lasts more than four hours with light use, I really like Android. I've played with an iPhone 4 and while it was very nice, I actually prefer the MyTouch, to my own surprise.

In fact I'd say the only thing about the Cliq I miss is the excellent hardware keyboard, and while Swype isn't the best alternative I also now have Bluetooth HID support, so I can add a chatpad if I want.

So yes, in the Android world the user experience is almost completely tied to the quality of the hardware, with the OS version a distant second factor. Do your research folks, and you'll end up with a satisfying device.

Edited 2011-06-11 20:04 UTC

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