Android user gives up on Honeycomb tablets

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  1. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I've been an avid Apple user before, really love the company and ecosystem. But for the last 2 years I have exclusively been an Android user with an EVO 4G. Wanting a tablet I extensively compared the iPad 2 to the recent Android Honeycomb tablets that have become available. While the hardware is close in some cases (especially the Galaxy Tab 10.1 released today), there is simply no comparison when it comes to the software. The fluidity of the iOS interface is leagues ahead of the Honeycomb interface. To makes matters worse there is the absolutely ridiculous app gap which should have narrowed considerably by now but has not. On this point alone the iPad is incomparable. In addition I noticed that several of the Honeycomb apps that are available run very sluggishly on the Android tablets. I'm not trying to start any sort of war, simply stating what I have experienced and observed. Needless to say I'll be getting an iPad.
     
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  3. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I feel the same way as the OP!

    I,too, have an EVO and was excited for Android tablets. However, my experience with Xoom and Transformer with the 3.1 update have crushed any hopes of seeing a true competitor to the iPad.

    Needless to say, I bought an ipad 2 and have been very happy!!
     
  4. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    You next purchase might be an iPhone 5? lol
    Because of the free iCloud service and the Eco system? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Piggie macrumors 604

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    We've got a long long log way to go.

    Give it 10 years and see what's what then.
    Anyone got a time machine, I'd love to pop forward 10 years and know who's making the mistakes now.
     
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    The title could just as easy have been "iOS users give up on the iPad", as you can find exactly that kind of fanboy "report" posted on Transformer/Iconia Tab/Xoom/etc. user forums. More regurgitated baseless fancrap. Hope you sleep better now, OP, for getting that off your chest.

    Sent from my Transformer.
     
  7. OSMac, Jun 18, 2011
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    The newly released gingerbread update on the original galaxy tab is surprisingly very good.
    The stock browser is now as smooth as safari!
    Since its android it has the great text reflow feature which is a big plus on a 7" tablet.

    Honeycomb on all the Tegra 2 tablets is weak,
    can't even type in forums without a long lag time,
    stutters in videos , poor flash performance etc.

    Compare iMovie running on the iPad 2
    to movie studio on any of the honeycomb tabs the difference is night and day.
    I can't understand why google would even release such beta level code.
     
  8. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    So you didn't actually buy a Honeycomb tablet then?

    In which case, you didn't "give up" on it, because you were never using it.
     
  9. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Transformer/Iconia Tab/Xoom/etc. user forums? Yeah, I looked for those forums. Not much in the way of people posting on any of them. Might have something to do with the fact that very few people buy those tablets.

    But I'm sue you'll sleep better knowing you were able to berate the OP for no reason, other than to post in an iPad forum on your non-iPad.
     
  10. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    He feels the need to type "sent from my transformer" on a forum, which is odd.
     
  11. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I think the forums you were looking for were http://androidforums.com/ - a pretty active community I'd say.
     
  12. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    I have the Atrix with the iPad2 and each OS has it's pluses and minuses.
     
  13. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Woah. Just looking the the forum list there, highlights the minefield that the average consumer has to wade through, if they want an Android tablet or smartphone. :eek:
     
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sense 3.0 on the HTC Flyer tablet blows away Honeycomb... and everything else, for that matter. It's gorgeous and highly usable.

    Heck, with the fullscreen HTC widgets, you can do many things just from the homescreen carousel.

    It also has the optional active pen, with Evernote support.
     
  15. 62tele macrumors 6502a

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    Just watched several Youtube clips of the Flyer. Pretty underwhelming!

    Of course, they're flying off the shelves as the demand is incredible.
     
  16. Mac.World, Jun 18, 2011
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    Active community if you are a phone user of Android. But he was referring to Transformer/Iconia Tab/Xoom/etc. user forums. The one you mentioned is not a dedicated forum for each tablet.

    It's part of his signature. He doesn't type it each post.
     
  17. shingi70 macrumors regular

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    I wanted an Android Tab (the samsung one :D:D) but the lack of apps and slow app updating is just horrible. I'll be looking out for the touchpad or an ipad.
     
  18. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought there was a line which separated the post from the sig? It's above the line...
     
  19. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Here's the scary and sad part about Android... in order to make it usable on a phone or tablet, you need to use a proprietary UI designed by your tablet or handset manufacturer. TouchWiz. HTC Sense. MotoBlur. And what on earth do Samsung, HTC, Motorola or the rest know about designing user interfaces? Exactly. Nothing.

    No thanks. I'll trust my UI experience to the people who know it the best and have been perfecting it for decades: APPLE.
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It's not his sig.
     
  21. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    The thing is I really prefer my EVO over the iPhone 4 (sold) for various reasons. However, on a slate, Android (unfortunately) still seems incomplete, and it's primarily because of the rediculous lag!!

    Both the Xoom and Transformer lag frequently, especially when trying to type in a forum! On the Transformer, if I run a google search (instant on or off and user agent set to tablet or desktop) and then go back to google.com, the screen freezes every damn time :mad:!!! This is true on the stock Honeycomb or the Transformer's on-screen keyboard!

    Trying to login to say Slickdeals or LS7 forums, it's a struggle to input my username and pwd! The Transformer is worse than the Xoom with typing lag! I went as far as exchanging the tablet and hard resetting twice, but in vain!! :(
     
  22. dulaney22 macrumors regular

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    Truly one of the more ignorant posts I've ever read on this board.
     
  23. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

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    I can understand the others but I'm shocked, absolutely shocked, that anyone would give up on Motorola. They're sure to finish manufacturing all those Xooms they sold in February any day now.

    Actually, they probably will get the 4G and microSD working eventually. But why anybody would buy a product like that is beyond me.
     
  24. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    Based on your background with Apple, why you would even try Android is puzzling. We all know Uncle Steve disapproves.
     
  25. Piggie macrumors 604

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    It's probably very hard with the mark1 models of these tablets, as soon as they finish them, they can see the problems and how they need to make them better. It's not good for the consumer right now, but they seem to focus on getting the next one to be better almost before they finish they 1st one.

    I agree it's not great, but I also know and understand that this will all calm down.
    By the time all these companies have got a few revisions/versions under their belt and have nailed the design and production methods it will all start to come together and level out.

    We are climbing the rocks slope now, there is a nice flat plateau above us, it's just a bit of rocky climb before we get there.
    Once there things will be a lot better.

    In 10 years time all this will be forgotten about as the market will be really mature and there will be many selections of excellent tablets from many companies to choose from.
     

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