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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Ridiculous article...............
by OMRebel on Wed 28th Mar 2012 13:25 UTC
OMRebel
Member since:
2005-11-14

That article was a load of bullsh*t. Apps for Android tablets are not hard to find, and I could care less about the number of games. There isn't a single thing that can be done with an iPad that I am missing with my Android. In fact, it's really just the opposite.
Browsing and typing is MUCH easier on an Android device thanks to the use of SwiftKey Tablet X, in which my soft keyboard is split on the screen making is very easy to type with just my thumbs.
If I wanna take notes in a meeting, no problem - I sync it with my Zagg bluetooth keyboard, open up Quickoffice HD and start typing away. I have the documents stored in my Google Docs account so I can access those notes from anywhere.
If I'm sitting at my desk and writing some mundane code, I plug in my earbuds, open up my Google Music app and listen to my entire music collection while I bang away at the keyboard.
If I get a call and need to check on something in the office, I open up LogMeIn Ignition and connect to my computer easily with that.
If I'm bored and want to watch a movie, I can rent one through Google Play, or watch one through Netflix, Epix, Crackle, etc.....

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

That article was a load of bullsh*t. Apps for Android tablets are not hard to find, and I could care less about the number of games.


The fact that YOU don't care about them doesn't mean it's an irrelevant thing. There's millions of people who do in fact care, and your opinion simply isn't more important than that of millions of other people.

As for being hard to find: that was never even the claim. It's that that Android apps and games in general are of poor quality. Quantity simply does not trump quality.

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. If you frequented e.g. XDA-devs forums you'd see these issues crop up hourly.

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.

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OMRebel Member since:
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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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Doesn't ability to return an app up to 15 minutes after purchase and comment system solves these issues mostly?

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