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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RE: Subjective
by JAlexoid on Wed 28th Mar 2012 00:20 UTC in reply to "Subjective"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Sorry but when Galaxy Tab 10.1 costs 100USD/EUR more than iPad2 I just can't rationalize the Galaxy Tab price under any circumstance.

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RE[2]: Subjective
by devnet on Wed 28th Mar 2012 00:40 in reply to "RE: Subjective"
devnet Member since:
2007-01-16

That's just one single tablet man. Quit generalizing. My Asus EeePad Transformer cost less than an iPad 2 and I enjoy it much more than I would an iPad 2 as well...I have to use one at work to stay 'familiar' with them since our users are bringing them in...but I like my transformer much more.

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RE[3]: Subjective
by chiwaw on Wed 28th Mar 2012 00:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Subjective"
chiwaw Member since:
2006-02-05

Funnily I'm in the exact reverse situation. I own an iPad but have to use a Transformer at work now that we decided to port some of our Apps to Android.

Personally it feels like I would be quite depressed having to use the T for my own usage instead of my iPad ;)

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RE[2]: Subjective
by aorth on Wed 28th Mar 2012 11:35 in reply to "RE: Subjective"
aorth Member since:
2011-10-26

Sorry but when Galaxy Tab 10.1 costs 100USD/EUR more than iPad2 I just can't rationalize the Galaxy Tab price under any circumstance.


It's true, sadly.

I use a Galaxy Tab 7 Plus because Android is more fun for me as a tinkerer, but the apps do suck compared to their iOS counterparts. Sure, full-screen OpenGL games are fine... but email, news reading, twitter, etc are all terrible on Android tablets (tablet runs Honeycomb, so I'm not sure about Ice Cream Sandwich on the same hardware).

I'm not an application developer, so I don't know if this is because of lack of creativity/skill on the part of 3rd-party Android devs, or because Android APIs are poor...

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RE[3]: Subjective
by intangible on Thu 29th Mar 2012 18:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Subjective"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd say it's probably more related to time and people spent on the app.
You have a lot more versatility and flexibility on the Android side when making an app, but if your company does both, I guarantee they won't invest the same resources in both apps.

Usually the one that gives you the most "bang for the buck" will get the most resources, and since the iPad is more prevalent, that means the iPad one will be much more polished and have the latest features.

It's the same ol' catch 22 with every OS.

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RE[2]: Subjective
by karunko on Wed 28th Mar 2012 14:59 in reply to "RE: Subjective"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

Sorry but when Galaxy Tab 10.1 costs 100USD/EUR more than iPad2 I just can't rationalize the Galaxy Tab price under any circumstance.

Close, but no cigar. Current prices here are as follows:

iPad 2, 16 GB, Wi-Fi only: 399,00 EUR
Galaxy Tab 10.1N, 16 GB, Wi-Fi only: 419,00 EUR

You may like the iPad better, and it's slightly cheaper, but let's check the Wi-Fi + 3G combination:

iPad 2, 16 GB, Wi-Fi + 3G: 519,00 EUR
Galaxy Tab 10.1N, 16 GB, Wi-Fi + 3G: 469,00 EUR

But, in all fairness, 16 GB is nearly not enough and, since you can't get a bigger iPad 2 for that price, the comparison is a little unfair. Let's try something more fair:

New iPad, 64 GB, Wi-Fi + 4G (where available): 799,00 EUR
Galaxy Tab 10.1N, 64 GB, Wi-Fi + 3G: 589,00 EUR

Also, there's no technical reason for the 64 GB version to cost 100,00 EUR more than the 32 GB version which, in turn, is 100,00 more than the 16 GB variant -- but that's Apple for you, I suppose. ;-)

That said, there are plenty of reasons for the iPad being the more attractive option (software for instance), but for sure being cheaper than the competition is not one of them.


RT.

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RE[3]: Subjective
by JAlexoid on Wed 28th Mar 2012 21:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Subjective"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

In short, iPad2 is still cheaper and is a better option.

I would compare iPad2 to Transformer Prime, not Galaxy Tab.

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