Comments on: Android vs iPad? Why Android Tablets Can’t Beat the iPad Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: gregdoryt Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:44:00 +0000 This was perhaps a good point when it was written 2 years ago. Android is fine now unless you buy a Coby or some other off-brand. Androids biggest mistake was releasing products before version 4.1 was out. They basically beta tested their os with the public. Of course even having personally bought a droid tablet three times, one with 1.8, one with 2.6 and my newest running 4.3, I still spent less than buying just ONE ipad and got a lot more work done with the devices than an ipad toy could ever do.

By: gregdoryt Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:36:00 +0000 Old issues hence resolved by android. My $200 asus memo pad has a quad core processor, the latest 4.3 Android which is flawless, syncs my files across all my computers via google, has excellent stereo sound, an sd card so I cam expand memory easily, an hdmi slot so I can transition to a full tv if I am watching something, gps for mapping, is widescreen format so no wasted space, has 10 point touch screen that looks amazing, dual cameras, a google phone number (free) and was not purchased using a contract. My LG Optimus G has even better stats and was a FREE phone with Sprint. If you are tired of small screens, crappy battery life and a lack of flexibility overall, go Android. If you want a tablet or phone with fewer options, less free apps, twice the price and half the screen size, go Apple. I just bought a normal computer usb keyboard so I can work on a book using my tablet (in microsoft word format). Cost me $10. Just look at how much a keyboard costs for an apple product. No usb slot on an apple to even plug it into. You HAVE to buy expensive Apple accessories with apple products.

By: Raleigh Brecht Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:52:00 +0000 I have an android, not really amazed, all this is true, I have so damn much to say and I like how you took the time on this, someone truely understands, even if iPad’s bigger, it will always be better!!

By: Queentorrent Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:49:00 +0000 I would think at it’s worst, fragmentation could result in a developer’s
nightmare, not to mention frustration from the enduser in trying to
figure out what apps/versions work with my particular flavor/version of

By: Łukasz Świniarski Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:36:00 +0000 A little harsh but perhaps it is true.
I agree especially with the point on too many choices.

Thanks for a good read Chris!

By: Łukasz Świniarski Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:35:00 +0000 #1 and #3 are the same for me – android phone manufacturers can’t keep all of their devices up to date because of their number. If there was half the number of Motorolas then maybe they could get all to the latest system version. Instead we get many products that stop being supported after 1 year tops.

I know there are roms but for general public it is not as convenient as company issued update. Also, iPhones get 2+ years of update as it is today.

As “buy a product in hopes of getting a feature it doesn’t have yet” – I’d rather say buying a product that is “future-proof”. Well, not really, but an update is in plans and chances are that it will be delivered on time.

I owned Motorola Milestone/Droid and the update first has been delayed 9 month and later it actually worsened the experience on my handset. Sure it was just a bump in the road but now I will probably stay with Apple until they stumble.

By: Petluv214 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 17:15:00 +0000 Excellent writing Chris. Thank you for stating the obvious about Android tablets and especially Samsung. I purchased a capivate and still there is no update to froyo or access to the media hub and I have had this phone since Oct. 2010. What a shame. The phone works well but I would like to use all of the features of the phone not what they advertise that is available on other phones. Pushing devises out to the consumers before all of the testing is complete just wastes consumer time and money. I want what was advertised. No wonder people hack these devises.Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I am a true fan Chris. Be yourself. Your geeky soulsista.

By: Anonymous Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:26:00 +0000 one must always remember the Netscape Explorer war!
it took some generation for Microsoft to make a better browser.
the same goes for the IBM PC and the other PC’s
the Android open source + the fact that so much money is looking to be invested and markets to be won, are for the favor of the new boy in town
so things are more likely to turn around then stay as they are
for the time being you’re probably right

By: Jdavidbeatty Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:08:00 +0000 Fairly biased, but several good, valid points in here as well. As for myself, I’m enjoying the best of both worlds: iPad2 Wifi Model w/ my Android-based Evo 4G.

The bottom line when buying a new tech toy, in my opinion, is to make that list of pros and cons and go with what works best for YOU. Brand loyalty be damned, my loyalty goes to efficiency…

By: tom b Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:04:00 +0000 MSFT is, perhaps, the most closed-source company in the history of computing, and they did quite well for decades. In contrast, it is foolish to call Apple closed– partially closed is more correct. They got input from thousands of developers worldwide with the “Darwin project”, on OS X. They CONTRIBUTED to the open source community by allowing others (including Google) to use “Webkit”, the HTML rendering engine in Safari.
Google, like Apple, is partially closed. You won’t seem them release their web search algorithms any time soon!

I agree, open can be good. Apache can’t be beat on quality, for example, by ANY commercial product. But it’s silly to be dogmatic about it.