Tablets Android Vs. IPAD

IPad vs android Tablets – this may be the major technology debate of 2011. I will break down the differences to you and tell you which way I! There are some important differences between the two devices –

System

Obviously, one of the biggest differences between the two systems is the operating system. Android run on a tablet version of the Google Android OS, while Apple’s iPad runs on Apple’s IOS. Both are based on the same OS that runs on smartphones respective companies.

For me, this is just a matter of preference. These days, many developers prefer IOS on Android, because it’s much easier to get a new app in the Android app market. However, each tablet Android (and phone) running on a different version of the software, which can be a bit confusing for users, as some apps can only work on a newer version of Android, each tablet may not get it.

The companies that decide where the tablets to develop an update to the Android software to push any type of device, so one could get a kind of update, while others may wait months, or never update at all.

As for me, there is no clear winner in this arena. If you get a chance, try them all and see what operating system you like best. Personally I’m a bigger fan of Android.

Screen size

With a large screen, a plus or a minus, depending on what you plan to use it for, and especially about how you plan to bring a tablet. For example, I bought the Samsung Galaxy Tab, considered one of the best Android tablets currently on the market, and a big selling point for me was the screen was actually much smaller than the iPad.

The iPad screen is 10 inches, with almost as large as a few small laptops. This could be great if you plan to wear it in a backpack all the time and want to watch videos, but it makes it harder to bear. For me, the Galaxy Tab made more sense because I do not want a backpack and bring to the meetings.

So again, no clear winner here. Perhaps you want to first decide whether you want a wireless device that is portable or if you want the biggest screen possible. A warning however – and soon there will likely tablets running Android on the market screens have the size of the iPad.

Apps

You can find a discussion about Android tablets from IPAD without talking about apps. Apps make or break the tablet in my opinion. Having used both operating systems extensively, I will say that although the iPad has certainly more than Android apps, I was not disappointed with Android and can just about any app I can think of. Moreover, almost every company that makes an iPad app makes an Android app as well.

In fact, in my estimation, given that Android sales now that the iPhone surpass, and the fact that I mentioned above – that it is easier for apps to develop and Android Market to get it, I would not be surprised to see Android Apple catch up in the future when it comes to apps.

Cost

It seems that even the best Android tablets are generally cheaper, and you can find some good, cheap tablets Android out there. Both have data plans, and you can not do much without a data plan at a tablet unless you stay in a WiFi zone, so you’ll probably pay about the same there.

However, when it comes to the cost of the device, Android wins.

This argument will rage on during 2011, but when it comes to Android tablets from the iPad, I’m all for Android!

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