Android Tablets Vs. Ipad

January 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Android Tablets vs. Ipad – this may well become the big tech moot of 2011. I will break down the differences for you and tell you what side I am on! There are any key differences between the two devices –

Operating System

Android Tablet

Obviously, one of the largest differences between the two systems is the operating system. Android tablets are running on some version of the Android Os from Google, while Apple’s iPad is running on Apple’s iOs. Both are the same basic Os that runs on the companies’ respective smart phones.

Android Tablets Vs. Ipad

To me, this is just a matter of preference. These days, many developers prefer Android over iOs, as it is much easier to get a new app into Android’s app market. However, every Android tablet (and phone) may run on a distinct version of the software, which can make it a bit unsettling for users, as some apps may work only on a newer version of Android, which every tablet may not get.

The associates that institute the tablets rule when to push an modernize of the Android software to each type of device, so one type might get an update, while others may wait for months, or never get an modernize at all.

As far as I am concerned, there is no clear winner in this arena. If you get a chance, try each one and see which operating principles you like best. Personally, I am a bigger fan of Android.

Screen Size

Having a big screen can be a plus or a minus depending on what you plan to use it for, and especially on how you plan to carry a tablet around. For example, I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab, carefully one of the best Android tablets currently on the market, and a big selling point for me ws the screen was assuredly much smaller than the iPad.

The iPad screen is over 10 inches, manufacture roughly as big as some small laptops. That can be great if you plan to carry it in a backpack all the time and want to watch videos on it, but it does make it harder to carry around. For me, the Galaxy Tab made more sense because I don’t carry a backpack and like to bring it to meetings.

So, again, no clear winner here. You may want to rule first either you want a wireless device that is movable or if you want the biggest screen possible. One caveat here, however – soon there will likely be tablets running Android on the store that have screens the size of the iPad.

Apps

You can have a consulation about Android tablets vs. Ipad without talking about apps. Apps make or break the tablet in my opinion. Having used both operating systems extensively, I will say that, although the iPad assuredly has more apps than Android, I have not been disappointed with Android and can find just about any kind of app I can think of. In addition, roughly every business that makes an iPad app makes an Android app as well.

In fact, in my estimation, given that Android sales are now surpassing iPhone, and the fact I mentioned above – that it is easier to institute apps and get in the Android market, I would not be surprised to see Android catch up the Apple in the hereafter when it comes to apps.

Cost

It seems that even the best Android tablets are economy overall, and you can find some good, cheap Android tablets out there. Both have data plans, and you can’t do much without a data plan on a tablet unless you stay in a wifi zone, so you will likely end up paying about the same there.

However, when it comes to the cost the device itself, Android wins.

This consulation will rage on during 2011, but when it comes to Android Tablets vs. The iPad, I am all for Android!

Android Tablets Vs. Ipad

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