I agree with crackhammer. Today buying a tab is similar to buying a car. When you are going to buy a car you have to think about not only how much its cost or how fast it go, you also have to think about its fuel consumption. Similarly when you are going to buy a tab don't just think about only its durability you also have to think about which device provide less restriction and cheap app. If you think about durability and dependability go for apple, otherwise think about nexus. Because google is not hypocrite like apple. They share there wealth(android os). As a result number of there apps are five time larger than apple. And there apps are also cheap.Frankly, it depends on what ecosystem you are already in and what you expect out of the tablet. I have iPad as well as Android tablet (I didn't wait for Nexus 7, have Xoom). Apart from the hardware, how the OS works and how much developers are interested in it also counts. If the hardware breaks, how easy and expensive it is to fix it?
Once upon a time, I was Apple fanboy but over the period of time, the restrictions enforced by Apple irked me. I moved away from Mac. Since purchase of my iPad, 1st gen, I spent more money on apps than the cost of iPad but I learned that I achieved the same thing for lot cheaper using Android. My son has special needs. Some refined apps are available for iPad (but cost is out of reach). Android apps are not as refined but do the job equally well. 30% commission that Apple takes on every app sale pinches your wallet slowly. Many a times, I noticed android apps are cheaper. Some apps are paid for iOS whereas free for Android. I found android community more adjusting than iOS fanboy community. A group of developers developed a small app for my child for free with a single request. I never got such response from iOS community.
As I said earlier, it boils down to what are you going to achieve out of your tablet? And how much would you like to spend for its maintenance (in terms of apps purchase, magazine purchase, movie rentals etc.) Both system are titans. Pick your bet. Personally, I love Apple machines, I really do and I really want to love but for time being I will stick to Android (and DS uses iPad, just because he is using it since age of 2 and his disability makes him difficult to change).
Absolutely false.I'm sorry but Google does not "share there wealth." They charge companies a fee for using their OS
I understand you are a die hard apple fan. Let me ask you a question. Do you see apple IOS in any devices rather than there own devices????? Answer that and than you will understand why I call them hypocrite.I'm sorry but Google does not "share there wealth." They are a corporation just like Apple who have a single goal of turning a profit. They too take a commission from each app sold in their Play Store, they charge companies a fee for using their OS, and they even sell hardware made by others with their own Google labeling (again, for a profit).
The main difference in app selection between Android on tablets (do we really need to shorten that word to "tab"?) and iOS is that iOS has a far larger collection of apps and most are higher quality. There aren't nearly as many Android apps made for tablets as there are iOS iPad apps. Not only that but many of those Android tablet apps are sloppy ports over from iOS providing a subpar experience, either that or they take the Android smartphone version of the app and simply make it bigger. There are some AAA Android tablet apps but they are few and far between compared to iOS.
More apps are offered for free on Android but they include intrusive ads. More developers have started releasing those on iOS as well. However, many people would gladly play the $1-2 to buy the app and not see stupid ads that pop up and ruin the experience. Yeah, how dare Apple and developers try to make money off of their products! Google gives them all away and its not like they are generating millions of ad revenue dollars by doing that. Developers link to those ads for fun, nothings better than playing a game of Angry Birds only to have an ad pop up for the next dozen Angry Birds titles coming out in a few months.
What does that have to do with it? Apple's operating systems have only ever run on their hardware. Mac OS, OS X, Newton OS, iOS, the various firmwares for their iPods, etc. That is how Apple has worked ever since they first started. You have to buy their hardware to use their software, the only example where that isn't true is with iTunes but that has become more of a service at this point no different than the Amazon mp3 store or Google Music Play Store. So how does Google giving out their OS for free not make them hypocritical? They are still making millions of dollars every year from ad revenue (some of which is on Android, Apple is doing it too with iAds), they are still taking a cut from every app sold on the Play Store (or making ad revenue from the free ones, either way they are still making money), and they are definitely out to monopolize the industry by getting their OS on every phone out there (similar to Microsoft getting their OS on every PC). Every company is trying to monopolize the industry in their favor. Google is taking more of an MS approach with their mobile software. The Play Store still doesn't offer the shear volume of tablet developed apps of the same quality as ones released for iOS. The Play Store only offers a handful of apps for Google's flagship tablet: the Nexus 10.I understand you are a die hard apple fan. Let me ask you a question. Do you see apple IOS in any devices rather than there own devices????? Answer that and than you will understand why I call them hypocrite.
Yes, I was incorrect. However, Google still charges a developer registration fee to get their apps on Google Play. It isn't nearly as much as Apple but they still charge a fee and take a piece of the sales pie for all apps sold through the Play Store. So I don't really see how that is any different than Apple's setup aside from Apple charging more people to get their developer SDK. Both companies are out to make money, how does that make Apple a hypocrite and Google this great savior?Absolutely false.
My statements regarding the apps are true though. Developers are finally stepping around and getting Android tablet specific apps up to par with their iOS counterparts but there are still many versions that fall behind. This is likely due to the one year jump start Apple had with the iPad and the initial sales numbers (i.e. it was the more popular platform at the time) but still. Android may have surpassed the 700,000 app marker but, just like the App Store, not all of those are formatted for tablet use. There are over 100,000 iPad optimized apps in the App Store yet the Google Play Store is still hovering around 20-30k. Not only that but very, very, very, very few of those are actually optimized for high resolution Android tablets such as the Google Nexus 10.You come across very, very fanboyish with these factually challenged, unsupported bits of Android bashing.
You don't understand what is I am actually telling about. If I am hurting your fillings then I am sorry. My point of view is Apple is too much conservative. They don't allow to use their iOS by any other device. I know they have right to do that. That is there policy. But google allow other to use their OS. In exchange they cost money. But the good thing is average people are able to use latest technology. They making the technology cheap (you know how much an apple product cost us). That's why I say google share there wealth. But obviously they just don't give away their product for free. :shake:What does that have to do with it? Apple's operating systems have only ever run on their hardware. Mac OS, OS X, Newton OS, iOS, the various firmwares for their iPods, etc. That is how Apple has worked ever since they first started. You have to buy their hardware to use their software, the only example where that isn't true is with iTunes but that has become more of a service at this point no different than the Amazon mp3 store or Google Music Play Store. So how does Google giving out their OS for free not make them hypocritical?
"No doubt" is a probably a bit too optimistic, I'd go with "probably" or even "almost certainly" .However, when a newer iPad mini model comes out, there is no doubt it will be an improvement over the current model.