Android vs iPad. Who makes the best tablet?
There is a lot of competition between the two devices and that is a great thing. Companies are battling over who has the fastest, the lightest and the most desirable features. It is very cool to see what comes out next. Each time a company outshines the other a better product is available to you and me.
So how do you choose between an Android device and an Apple device? It really depends on you. Lets look each of them.
An iPad runs on a very restrictive operating system. Each app must be approved. That can be a good thing because it means each app is created to be more secure, fast and compatible with your device. It can also be a bit bothersome because Apple has a lot of restrictions on what you can use and how you customize your device.
The newer iPad has some great hardware inside and out. It’s thinner and lighter than the previous design. A multi-core processor improves response and multi-tasking.
The iPad is a simple to use device with a range of features designed to be used in a controlled environment. You can browse the web, watch movies, read books, video chat and it has iTunes. You may find it too simple or you may fall in love because it is simple.
The newer Android tablets are available from a variety of companies. Some of the top tablets are the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab. There are many older versions still available in stores but for the best experience go for the newer tablets.
One of the great things about Android is the freedom. You can play mp3, mov, avi, flash, and the list goes on. The app market is full of free apps for everything you want to do and you are unrestricted. If you are used to an Apple device you may find it a bit overwhelming with all of your new choices. Some people prefer a device that makes all thier decisions for them, but with Android you are in charge.
The Honeycomb OS on the newer tablets offers a greater multi-tasking environment and a user friendly interface. We were very impressed by the responsiveness of these devices. The multi-core processor and extra memory allow you do more than ever.
If you are a PC user you will find the Android easier to use. You can browse your files with ease from your device or even plug it into your PC and access your files. With no restrictions you will find a greater diversity and availability of apps. You are not forced into using anything. You can change your browser, your media player and you can take your media from most other devices to and from your Android.
So, which one is better?
If you ask me, choose the one that best fits your needs. If you like to explore, tinker, load apps like crazy, multi-task, and enjoy the freedom to do what you want with the device you paid big bucks for, choose the Android. The iPad is for everyone else.