As someone who has used both the platforms, I thought I would go out and post this note. I've paid through the nose for my new iPad 2 and, after three weeks of owning and using it everyday, I feel somewhat let down. Yes, it is nice, stylish, and a good device to flaunt; but is that enough? Before I had an iPad, I'd already had the HTC Desire HD, running Android 2.3, for a few months. I LOVE my phone. In fact, I turn to it much more often than the iPad. Unlike what I'd imagined, the iPad 2 has not made my laptop obsolete. It is not as portable as my phone, so it doesn't pose a serious threat to the utility of my smartphone. Also, typing on the iPad is only a wee bit easier than typing on my Android smartphone. I'm sure a good Android tablet would give the iPad a serious run for its money. In fact, I'm having second thoughts if the entire 'tablet phenomenon' is a fad! Some other things I noticed: * Not having Adobe Flash on the iPad is a significant issue. The video experience is simply not seamless and many websites remain out of bounds. * The lack of widgets and seamless notifications is conspicuous * iTunes - what the hell! Anybody who has used Android would appreciate how things JUST work when you connect the device to a computer. * The free app ecosystem seems WAY better on Android than on iOS * Apple's apathy towards developing markets, including India, borders on rudeness. I have been trying for two weeks, but still can't find an AppleCare number for India that works. Can you believe that? This is the first time I'm using an Apple product, and it seems 'dumbed down' to me. That may have been Apple's intention in the first place, but I don't seem to have missed much. ;-) Just my candid two cents.