So Im looking for a new tablet. I think the right time has finally come to replace my iPad 1. The thing Im debating around is: What to choose? Functionality or aesthetics? The iPad is definitely the best tablet on the market for general consumers. Thousands of apps, great smooth experience, best web browsing experience, etc. My problem is I want more from a tablet than just use it for entertainment. There are things I cant do on the iPad that Android allows me to do and tempt me very very much: 1. I could leave the tablet charging ay night while downloading torrents, which would be ready for me to watch next morning. Or I could download torrents on the background while surfing the web or watching a movie. Awesome. Just awesome. This is the kind of functionality I want. 2. A file edplorer just makes things really really easy. I can organize my pictures by folders, something iOS just does in a horrible and unpractical way. Pictures are cloned and its just a mess. I have different folders for many pictures which I use for my projects, and iTunes cant copy subfolder from different folders. 3. Widgets. Having my RSS feed, news, social feeds, calendar and more in the home screen is just awesome. On a phone is great, but on a tablet it would be even more useful I think. Saves time and is more functional and practical than opening app by app by app by app... 4. Keyboard. On the Android tablet I could use Swype, which is my favourite keyboard, and offline voice dictation for when Im out of home, since I dont buy the 3G model never. The thing is I just dont know how bad the situation is with android tablet apps. I expect the worst, but then I think... What good is it having a nicer looking Dropbox app in iOS if I cant upload and download any type of file? The app in iOS is very good looking but useless to me in an iPad. And if I were to download a PDF then its more of a mess, since every time I wanted to access the file I would need to open Dropbox or copy the file to another app... Weird. Thats why I prefer a file browser. Many apps in iOS are beautiful, but just useless. Thats why I think of it more like a entertainment device than for work. Still, I would miss having apps like IMDB, Offline Pages, Plex, etc. Most of them are entertainment apps as you can see. The iPad is a quality product that wont dissapoint me. I know that. On the other hand, I dont know what Im gonna find in the Nexus 7 or 10. You still have better resolution in both models than on both iPad models, plus better hardware overall, and Im sure Android 5.0 will be a more exciting update than iOS 7, but the BIG problem remains: the apps. So... Functionality or aesthetics?