So lets face it... when it all comes down to it, it's all about the OS. Hardware will come... the apps will come... even the speed of the OS will come... So let us keep all those types of topics OUT of this thread. How do you think the 4 present/upcoming tablet OS's stack up against each other? Personally, coming from a 3 year iPhone owner and future iPad 2 owner, I think iOS has some catching up to do.... Playbook I think is the weakest (but I also know the least about it). It's multitasking ability far exceeds that of iOS, but aside from that I don't know of any real perks over iOS. Oh except flash support of course (which all 3 have aside from Apple...) I'm not really sure how the notifications work on this device? I think this will become the most niche market with people who love their blackberries. Honeycomb is next. It's widgets seem to really make things easy at a glance. It shows how to truly make use of those huge tablet screen... I really wish we got some of them on iOS, although IMO honeycomb may be a little bit too focused on those widgets. I haven't really seen how honeycomb handles notifications (which I assume is better than iOS) or multitasking. But overall this OS looks to be a pretty solid competitor. Next is WebOS. I just watched the demo from the media event yesterday and I was completely blown away. If you haven't seen it, it is really worth a watch. http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/hp-posts-complete-think-beyond-event-video/ The demo is about 25 minutes long from min 30 to min 55. First of all I LOVE the way it handles multitasking with the cards and "flick away", and ability to stack cards on top of each other. The notification system is light years above iOS. unobtrusively popping up in the top right area, then giving access to all your missed notifications at a glance when you press the notification area. "Just type" is much more convenient than iOS's universal search and you can even use it to post twitter statuses and send sms's. The photos app integrates with social media sites like facebook to see all your albums. Heck webOS integrates all your social media by combining facebook, twitter, IMs, SMS, email, and who knows what else so you can easily communicate through them all at once. Oh yeah, and when you are home (I think u need to have your pre 3 docked on the touchstone) your touchpad receives all your incoming texts and calls! You can also send web sites to and from your pre 3 and touchpad by simply touching them together (a bit gimmicky but the future potential is there) The whole OS feels very polished all together Then we have iOS, which I love but.... lets see it has a lot of apps... wait we are comparing the OS's so can't mention that... it's quick... no can't mention that either (plus who knows how quick the others will be at this point). I don't know I just can't really think of many major features to hold it above the competitors. No flash (option is always good, even if you don't personally want it and all the other 3 seem to handle it find), really clunky notifications (the worst of the 4), very dumbed down multitasking (the worst of the 4)... I'm not trying to hate on iOS because I can taste my iPad 2 already, but I really can't seem to think of a huge draw of the particular OS (besides the plethera of apps... which apple really had nothing to do with). Airplay? But I don't have apple tv or any compatible speakers. I mean I suppose the simplicity can be an advantage... and there is a general polish to all the built in apps. I would feel comfident holding iOS up against the playbook and honeycomb, but after seeing webOS 3.0, iOS just seems elementary. Anyway, what are your thoughts on these 4? Yes I know only iOS is actually out right now, but there is plenty of demo footage to at least compare the way the OS operates. I know this also turned a little bit into a webOS love fest, but as I said I just watched it and was quite impressed. But webOS 3.0 won't be out till summer so I will already be soaking in my iPad 2 on iOS 5.0 by then. I'm really hoping iOS 5.0 brings a lot more to the table.