Android Tab or iPad??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pizz, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. pizz macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Cant decide. Both look good but an android tab is less expensive..
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    Depends what you want to do with it. For me it was a no brainer. As a closet musician, the iPad was and still is the only tablet out there that can do any serious music.

    Also as a photographer, the tools available on the iPad are leaps and bounds above anything on the android market.

    But thats my personal needs

    Also there are more quality games out on the iPad for the time being.

    Widgets don't define a good experience, it's the software available for the device that sets it apart.
  3. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
  4. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    The tab is not even in the conversation anymore. If u haven't heard, we have moved on to three other competitors for the iPad. LoL.
  5. MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
    Less expensive ??? How do you figure that ? If you are looking at Chinese knock offs a, trust me, you do not want one of those. If you are catching a Tab on sale, make sure you check it out, and then test an iPad before deciding.
  6. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    I got a good deal on a galaxy tab w/no contract the other day and so far it's pretty cool. I like it better than my previous iPad, the browser is faster and plays flash and the screen is better for ebook reading. The apps aren't as good but I don't really care about those too much, flash is far more important anyways.
  7. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    As always, you have to tell us what you plan to do with it. (If you know ahead of time.)

    Also, 3G or WiFi. Carry with you or use around the house?

    Are you heavy into apps? If so, what kind?

    Etc. Give us a clue :)
  8. Gmaster macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2005
    What is the battery life that you are getting on the tab?
  9. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    Just browsing, email, youtube etc. I usually get about 9-10 hours. Probably about 1-2 hours less than what I used to get with a jailbroken iPad so it's not a huge difference.
  10. BrandOnion1 macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2011
    iPad, duh

    iPad, even though Android tab has flash and two cameras and speech to text. Wait, who the heck wants an iPad when an Android tab has that and MORE!
  11. fupresti macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    The Galaxy Tab is a turd, I own both it and the iPad and the Tab currently is in use as a desktop clock. Maybe once I get my hands on a Xoom I may see the glory that is Android, but right now, iPad is the only game in town.
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    One thing to consider with the Tab - will it be capable to run Honeycomb?

    I don't know if its confirmed but people are expecting honeycomb to require a dual core processor. The fact that the tab doesn't have this, and that Samsung is readying a Tab 2 with a dual core means that you'll be better off waiting for the tab 2 or getting the iPad.

    Unless you want/need the 7" display, I think the iPad has more going for it.
  13. elan123 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2011
    I disagree... tab 2 will be much better.
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  15. nmills macrumors regular

    May 12, 2009

    Ours is sitting under our side table. My children (ages 5 & 4) won't even touch it. :D

    :apple: iPad, all the way!
  16. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    there is little buyer remorse with Apple products. its one of the best intangibles about the apple brand.
  17. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    If you buy an iPad today it will get bumped up to iOS 5 in the coming months.

    If you buy an Android Tab you are essentially buying a 1.0 product*. Which would be fine if you were guaranteed to get updates, but that has not been one of Android's strengths traditionally.

    * Ok, the same can be said for iPad hardware, but not the software.
  18. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    I think the OP should by the tab turd. This means there will be one less person waiting in line when I order my iPad 2.
  19. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    Honeycomb will come to Galaxy Tab from XDA developers. I always run custom ROMs on my Evo anyways, and since Android is open source there are alot of devs working on it.
  20. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Ahhh ha ha!!!

    Flash, more important than the apps available on a tablet device, oh dear... There have been maybe two occasions (out of thousands) where I've genuinely wanted my iPad to display flash. I hate it, most of the development community hates it, and the web would be better without it. Closed standards like that are good for nobody, and I'm glad Apple thinks the same way.

    As for eBook reading, I can guarantee you that the sceen on your tab is nowhere near as good as the one on my new Kindle, nor does it have anywhere near the battery life of my Kindle. Yeah yeah, backlight for reading in the dark...I don't read normal books without an external light source, and don't like the eye-strain of a bright screen in a dark room anyway. Beyond that, my Kindle cover has a built-in light, so... Oh, and don't play the "two devices to carry around" card either, because neither device is truly pocketable. If I need both, I take both, but generally my iPad stays at home and I just take my iPhone and Kindle out if I'm away for a day or two.

    Sounds like a case of buyers and/or sellers remorse where you always need to have the latest, but can't afford to buy more than one thing at once, so of course you think the tab is better than iPad. Good luck when the iPad 2 and Android-based tab-beaters come out... :rolleyes:
  21. DNAppleGold macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2009
    If you are buying today, there is no question - get the IPAD. Right now the Ipad is the only fully developed tablet, period. (Perfect it is not - but it's still awesome). If you wait 6-9 months there might be some real competition but not yet. Remember, when the Tab came out it was similarly priced to the Ipad. You can now get the Tab more cheaply. Why? Because they didn't sell and retailers are scrambling to get them off the shelves before the new lines come in. The market isn't always right, but this time it is.
  22. electronique macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Yeah.. Still not the right time to buy an Android Tablet..
    99% are still shipping with Android 2.2 or even worse 2.1 - Both of wich were really designed for handsets.

    Wait until there are a few more tabs running Honeycomb (3.0).. Now these things are going to blow the iPad out of the water.. Just like Android 2.2 did to the iPhone.
  23. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Rooting it isn't always desirable. I'm talking about officially supported updates.
  24. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    Not sure if you were joking or not :)
  25. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If you want a giant phone that doesn't work well for a phone, get the tab. If you want a real tablet get iPad.

    iPad can play flash videos through Skyfire app.

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