Posted by Donny Torrefranca
Caught between the decision of buying an iPad 2, a Galaxy tab 10.1, or even a Motorola Xoom? With the vast ‘side-by-side’ comparisons or battles between these great tablets, it seems like the dust is only getting thicker after the scuffle. Both devices pack awesome specs and can outdo each other in one way or another. For this reason, when you finally decide on one you’ll always feel like it’s missing ‘something’. Sucks doesn’t it?
This article is written just for you.
I’ve had the pleasure of owning a few tablets myself, and I’m not talking about cheap tablets from China. Since I’m a ‘pro-Android’ by design, you can be certain that I’ve more than played with, and studied thoroughly the other Android tablets in the market. (ie. Galaxy Tab 7, Motorola Xoom, Asus Eee Transformer, etc…). I’m not going to convince you to go one way and not the other, but rather I’ll tell you the facts as I see it.
Android has come a long way from its hay days and it has more than proven its worth in the mobile world. It has given Apple iOS a run for its money and has taken over the smartphone industry by storm.
As for Apple…what can anyone say about iOS? It certainly “changed EVERYTHING.” iOS revolutionized the smartphone and how we see cell phones from here on in. Without iOS, we’d all still be walking around with our Motorola Razrs and clam-shell flip phones. YIKES!”
But what about tablets though?? As I said, Android has come a long way, and in my opinion they are still trying to get to the level that the iPad 2 is currently at. Unless you’re big on having Adobe Flash on your tablet, iPad 2 is bar none, THE best tablet out there.
When it comes to responsiveness, iPad’s touchscreen is the best I’ve seen (or touched).
The response to the ‘pinch-to-zoom’ is the same, but it’s the way the Operating System responds and how it renders the display perfectly that you almost never get the ‘checkerboarding’ as you would with the current Android devices.
If you don’t use a Bluetooth keyboard, iOS still has the most accurate virtual keyboard in the market. Whether its accuracy on the touch panel or the smart auto-correct of iOS, it’s much easier to type on an iPad 2.
The accelerometer response when turning your tablet is also better on the iPad 2. It has drastically improved from the iPad 1 to the iPad 2 so mainly it’s because of the dual-core processor. But it’s not just the processor that comes in to play here, it’s also the way the OS reacts to the movement and once again, the graphic processors rendering ability.
Yes you heard it right earlier, I’m a pro-Android, and I still am. And one day they will come up with a tablet that is equal to or better than the next generation iPad, and I do believe it will come sooner than later.
Oh, let’s not forget one of the biggest arguments a pro-iOS has for pro-Androids like me, Applications.
To me, apps are apps. How many applications do you really need to have installed and how many of them would you really use in a given day? OK fine, some of you are ridiculous when it comes to apps, but I don’t need farting apps on my mobile unit. For that I just let nature take its course.