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4 Reasons to Buy an Android Tablet Over an iPad

Dave Parrack 15-05-2012

ipad vs androidWith the iPad, Apple has a great product that is dominating the tablet market. And it’s clear why. The iPad looks amazing, works really well, and has a plethora of apps available for it. The new iPad also has the Retina Display, which even I, as someone not exactly enamored 5 Reasons the New iPad Sucks As you're no doubt aware thanks to the blanket coverage all across the Web, Apple unveiled its latest hardware on March 7. That hardware being "the new iPad," or "iPad (third-generation)," or, as most people... Read More by the slight upgrades, readily admit is a fantastic innovation.


However, there are alternatives to the iPad on the market, and not all of them are as crappy as some would have you believe. I recently purchased a generic Android tablet for a fraction of the price of an iPad, and am immeasurably pleased Why I Chose To Buy A Cheap Android Tablet [Opinion] After doing a little more research than was healthy, I took the plunge and chose a tablet. One which I now own and use every day. It wasn't an iPad, or even a name-brand Android... Read More with it. Having already detailed my particular reasons for choosing the tablet I purchased, here are things all potential tablet owners should consider before laying their money on the Apple Store counter.

Android Over iOS

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For a long time there was really no contest between iOS and Android The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store for 2019 Looking for the best Android apps for your phone or tablet? Here's our comprehensive list of the best apps for Android. Read More . Apple had the upper hand, with a stunning mobile operating system that worked, was elegant, and was actually a breath of fresh air in a tired marketplace. But Google has worked hard to improve Android over the past few years, to the point at which I’d say Android trumps iOS quite convincingly.

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is magnificent both for smartphones and tablets. While your handset probably has a manufacturer overlay such as Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense, even stock ICS is now more than capable of delivering a fast, fluid experience. This means any tablet that can be rooted and updated to the latest version of Android is going to be a solid performer on the OS side of things.

There is also the fact that Android is open-source and offers much more ‘freedom’ than Apple’s proprietary iOS.



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Freedom isn’t something you can associate with Apple and its products. A feeling that the company knows better than its customers is built into the Apple culture, mainly due to Steve Jobs Is Apple's Downward Spiral Inevitable Without Jobs? All technology companies experience peaks and troughs. Products come and go, execs get up and leave, consumer tastes change. Just look at RiM and the fortunes of the BlackBerry platform for proof. Apple is just... Read More ‘ perfectionism. He wanted his products to be the finished article without the need for anyone to go tampering with them for any reason. Unless they’re Apple Store geniuses like the one above.

From customization options to multitasking, freedom is one of the main advantages of going with an Android tablet over an iPad. With Android you’re encouraged to make choices for yourself, with iOS you’re confined to the strict choices Apple deems fit to offer. You don’t need to become a sheep joining the Apple fold with the rest of the flock.

Buying an Android tablet instead means freedom – to tinker with the tablet to your heart’s content, to buy the apps you want to without them needing to pass through Apple’s overreaching App Store approval process, to actually own your product rather than feel it’s merely on loan to you from Apple.


The Apple Ecosystem

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Buying an iPad means getting sucked into the Apple ecosystem. It’s an inevitability of purchasing an Apple product that requires the use of iTunes and the App Store to get the most of it. I’m not a fan of iTunes, and have consequently avoided using it whenever possible to this point. And I’ve managed perfectly well without it. Buying an iPad would mean giving in to its lure.

The Apple ecosystem goes beyond merely iTunes though. Once you have the iPad you’re then much more likely to buy other Apple products, to visit your nearest Apple Store, to get used to the Apple way of doing things. That $499 purchase will suddenly end up emptying your bank balance as you plow money into Apple’s burgeoning coffers. The iPad is far from a loss leader, but it’s a gateway drug to the more-expensive Apple products.

Google has its own ecosystem, of course, but Google Play is much less important a factor in your life after you buy an Android tablet than iTunes is after you buy an iPad. Plus there’s the fact that you’re likely already in Google’s sights thanks to their omnipresence on the Web via search 5 Of The Best Google Doodles Videos The Google logo is recognized the world over. It's a logo that many people see on a daily basis as they make the Google homepage their first port of call in exploring the wider web.... Read More , advertising, Gmail, YouTube, etc.



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Unless you are relatively comfortable in terms of money, the iPad is an expensive device to buy. Certainly for a product that only fills the gap between smartphone and laptop, and consequently isn’t anything approaching an essential purchase. Not that I think Apple is price gouging with the iPad; the fact that many Android tablets are just as expensive suggests otherwise.

However, there are cheaper alternatives out there for those willing to explore all options. My generic Android tablet cost me just £75 ($120) and does everything I need it to, and more besides. That’s an extreme example but even brand-name Android tablets The 3 Best Android Tablets Available Today That A Buyer Should Check Out While the iPad was able to jump on the tablet market before anyone else, Android tablets from competitors are starting to flow like water. There’s now a wide variety of options available and many of... Read More can be cheaper, such as the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which at $399 undercuts the new iPad by $100. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is even cheaper at $249, and that smaller-sized screen harks back to the freedom to choose which Apple simply does not offer.


From the operating system to the freedom to choose, from the Apple ecosystem to the budget-busting price, the iPad doesn’t win on every point of the checklist. It may be the best tablet on the market right now purely in terms of capability, but power isn’t the only thing that needs to be taken into consideration.


What I would recommend to anyone seeking to purchase a tablet device is to 1. think about what you expect to use it for and 2. do lots of research. I can’t help feeling many people are blindly buying an iPad without even looking at other options. There are alternatives available, one of which may suit your needs better than Apple’s market-leading device. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s necessarily right for you.

If you have a tablet, let us know which one you bought, and what thought processes went into deciding what to buy.

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  1. Rick Andrade
    October 27, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Well, I think these type of articles are written not to cast light on a topic of interest, but to draw controversy and flame wars via comments and folders.

    While I am an Apple Fanboy, I see that you are clearly an Android Fanboy.

    While I can identify with your comments Dave, I think that you were a little harsh.

    You could have couched them in a way that they would have been more even-handed. See... your like or dislike of a particular eco-system is just that... YOUR LIKE... YOUR DISLIKE. I like Apple's ... and you like Android's (or should I say The GOOGLE's). You like one thing, I like the other.

    Oh, and I know that you don't particularly care, but I go for device uptime and availability for things that I value. That is why I went with Apple... see Dave...Technology serves man, man is not meant to serve technology for technology's sake.

    I think it is the same with buying a car... one looks at their requirements... and buys what fits those requirements... and each person's wants and desires for their electronics is different.

    Anyway... you are entitled to your viewpoints... and how you choose to present them.

    PS... Not that it matters, but I am a computer engineer.

  2. Kavita
    October 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    now u are being an ####...

  3. Alex Afan
    October 1, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I so agree to this blog!
    And i bought Asus transformer Prime! Because it's much more powerful then the new iPad, it's thinner, it has micro sd slot, hdmi slot, So yeah it's pretty much better in any was possible!

  4. Danny
    September 19, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I looked in to several tablets before I bought my iPad 3. While I feel that Apple could do so much more with the power of the device, I'm completely satisfied with my purchase.

  5. Faisal Ahmed
    September 17, 2012 at 3:27 am

    I reckon Android-run Samsung suits the mass people while Apple satisfies the posh executives...

  6. Shana De Bruyn
    August 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    You opened up a fight here now =D !

    I have looked for a tablet for MONTHS! I really wanted to buy a very good one and these were my demands: (remind I'm a university student)
    - keyboard
    - long life battery
    - usb
    - sd-card
    - freedom (app store, exchanging documents, ...)

    So I quickly found out an iPad wasn't going to be satisfying enough for me ;).

    A lot of my fellow students are a huge fan of Apple because of its popularity and design. Every time someone says; "Apple is the best", I almost vomit because they don't have any idea of the real value of the tablet. And then they complain; 'oh I don't have an usb-connection, blablablaa.."

    But please, look at the reviews and specifications of my tablet (an ASUS TF300T 32 gb +dock, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), look at the price, compare it with Apple's iPad and realize.. I have made a good decision and picked the best tablet. NOT FOR EVERYONE, just for ME :)!

    Apple made a very good tablet, and it's good for many people (or still, they believe so), but not for me :) I need more! And for the same price? Decision made, very quickly ;)

  7. Toussaint Chevallier
    August 4, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I use an Iphone 4, it just works, I had a 3gs before it, it just worked, just got an android tablet, which is not a patch on the apple ios (I am not a techno junky) but for what I paid and what it does, I cant fault it for the money. In simple terms, try all the products and see what works best for you and what you need, All companies are tracking us anyway, its how they learn about us to sell us more products, I wanted a simple phone so I got an iphone, I was given the tablet as a gift, if I didnt need a phone I wouldnt have one, if I never received the tablet, I would not care, Maybe the world should try unhooking from the tech world a little more and go back to chilling a little more!

  8. Alex Olariu
    July 31, 2012 at 12:41 am

    ba dong a dong

  9. alanna
    July 8, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I do not understand why people in the comment zone are actually mad at you? The article you wrote was your opinion. You expressed both sides of why you feel this is more suitible than that. I have read most of your other articles being a member of 'makeuseof' I feel as though its an opinion of informative info that I will utilize to buy my tablet. I still have not found the right tablet. I do know that because of your stories and others similar, I would definitely choose a tablet over an ipad. Also, jailbreaking is almost if not illegal and also breaks your contract if you have an ipad set up thru At& T or Verizon they know when you jailbreak and are treated as if you did break the law when dealing with customer service. I feel as though there are apple folks and there are android folks. I am an android person. My daughter is an apple person, we have a mixed bunch in our family. I have access to many apps and free ones are the best. My daughter always finds apps that she thinks are free from apple only to find out later that she didnt read some find print due to seeing a charge from itunes. Apple Is a big company and shouldnt have to resort to trickery and that is what it is! My android phone is great and practical, can do all that I need it to plus more and I dont see mysterious charges on an itunes account show up to charge me as allot of apple people experience. On another note....I am still in the market for a tablet and trying to 'test drive' the A710 as you bought from Amazon a few months back. However every time I go shopping I end up at a store such as Frys where they have no in/store internet to try the devices to see which one best suits me. This has happended many times. I dont understand how stores can sell things ans you cannot test it out. sorry for rambling-thanks for the info

  10. Luke
    June 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I read your article hoping to see some actual convincing points. Instead you used the word freedom over and over and called iOS users sheep. The article is like an overly long comment on a better article. You also mentioned nothing about jailbreaking which is where iOS users get their fill of "freedom" and choice. Also, not everyone cares as much about all this "freedom" as long as their device works beautifully.

    • Dave Parrack
      June 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks for reading. I don't really see what the problem is. If you're happy with Apple, iOS, and the lack of freedom as stated then you don't need to be convinced otherwise. This article was really for those seeking an alternative.

      • Luke
        June 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

        I don't need convincing because I'm perfectly capable of making my own choices without "blindly buying an iPad without even looking at other options". I read your article because I'm interested in technology. It's a good thing I'm not a prospective tablet buyer because your article offers no real insight into the advantages of either iOS or android, simply repeating freedom as if that's all
        anyone seeking an alternative needed to hear.

        • Dave Parrack
          June 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm

          I did a lot more than just talk freedom. That's one of just four reasons people may want to consider buying a tablet other than the iPad. You may reject the argument that Android is better than iOS and that the iPad is too expensive, but not everyone will.

          If you have an iPad and are happy with it then you don't even need to worry about it :)

        • Luke
          June 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

          You assume I reject those arguments just because I don't like your article. If you were paying attention you'll notice I haven't expressed an opinion either way.
          The iPad may be expensive but not too expensive, that's subjective. Not everyone has the same amount of money to spend. Not to mention what kind of long term value you get for the price.
          Android is not better than iOS and vice versa. They each have their own strengths and a laundry list of advantages you don't even touch upon in your article before making premature conclusions.
          I realise the article is only a piece of (biased) opinion but I wish you'd be more open to exploring the advantages of both platforms in more depth if it is indeed intended for people who still want to make up their minds.

        • Dave Parrack
          June 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

          It's your right not to like my article :)

          As you rightly say this is an opinion piece, and so it can only be based on my opinion. Exploring iOS and Android and weighing up the advantages of both is a different article altogether. This was really just me offering several reasons why people may want to look beyond the iPad in the tablet market. It's not the be all and end all as some people think.

        • Shane
          August 22, 2012 at 4:59 am

          I sell tablets. Most people buy iPads cause they don't know anything else exists and it scares them, but they have no clue what an iPad even is. They just know that "It's apple so it's the best cause the TeeVee said so." :/

  11. Neil
    June 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I recently purchased a 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 for two reasons. #1. Size. I couldn't see lugging around a whopping 10" iPad on my bicycle and multiple buses every day or holding up a 10" tablet to take a picture or have a video chat. My little 7" Tab fits nicely into my jacket pocket. Where oh where would I carry a 10" tablet when I like to travel light? I would have bought the Samsung Note phone/tablet 5" except Verizon doesn't have it, only AT & T who has terrible coverage in the SF Bay area, plus AT & T customer service is almost as bad as Microsoft! Whereas Verizon has absolutely the best CS I've experienced since the days of DOS3.1 going back 20 years. On a scale of 1-10 Microsoft = 1, AT & T = 2, Verizon = 9. #2. Price My Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 was $129.99!!! Nuf said.

    • Dave Parrack
      June 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      That's a great price! And the 10-inch form factor isn't as portable as some people seem to think. A 7-inch tablet is the perfect size for using on the move.

  12. Kevin
    June 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I gave my iPad to my wife, I bought a Lenovo tablet (7"). It has removable media, works fine for what I want to do and is way more portable.

  13. Galaa
    May 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Hi, Dave really am enjoying ur article it gave lots of info to me and even the comments are i would say even more informative...:)


  14. Jim
    May 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Where did you buy your Android Tablet,I am looking for something similar.Thanks

  15. christopher1013
    May 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Apple makes good products and has great customer support. But Apple has turned ugly lately. As Humans Inc. said. Apple has become the Howard Hughes of tech. Rich and paranoid. Take some of that cash and spend it on the people who build your equipment. You have market domination but you are suing everyone. Those suits are going to cost the consumer in innovation and money.
    I can't stand to support a rich spoiled brat!

    • Dave Parrack
      May 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      I agree that Apple makes great products. Very few can argue with that. But beyond that it's hard to support much of what the company does.

  16. JerryP
    May 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    OK, Apple is a closed system*, so less customization and options, but things tend to be more solid. As a bonus/curse, there are many more apps out there.
    My mother can understand how an iphone works. The first time I picked one up, it made sense.

    *Also, you can jailbreak the phone. I can't really comment on how open a jailbroken iphone is compared to the Android.

    W7P (not mentioned) pretends to be open, but is quickly moving to being as closed as Apple.

    Android, is an open system, so more customization and options, but things are a bit more buggy. It isn't as popular, so there are less apps.
    Using my mother again, she would not do so well with an Android or a W7P. Neither is really quite as intuitive, and too many options would confuse her.

    My mother is not the target audience of MUO, but is the target audience of phone/tablet makers.

    What does any of the above have to do with tablets? Well, tablets are usually luxury items that are just big phones that are less convenient to carry around. They really aren't cut out for work that requires more input from the user (a lot of writing, or working on spreadsheets, or playing games with a number of controls). They are media consumption devices. As luxury items, I don't think $400 vs $500 is going to be a big factor in deciding between an android or ios tablet. It is going to start with "what do you want to do with it?" And likely it is going to be almost the answer you would get if you asked about a phone. If you want to customize it, and play with it and configure an eniac emulator on your modded kernel, you are likely going to go with the android. If you want a device that is simple, easy to learn and use, and you don't care so much about being able to change the background, or change the icons on the screen, you are going to get a tablet.

    Neither is really right or wrong. $100 isn't going to make my mom want to buy something she couldn't use. If the prices were reversed, the people who want the "freedom" of the android, would pay the extra for it.

    This article is like trying to convince someone to buy a Ford over a Toyota, because the F150 truck can haul more lumber, and tow a bigger boat than the Prius. Especially if your average ipad consumer is a distance commuter rather than running a construction crew. Apples and oranges so to speak.

    What would be a far, far more interesting (and relevant for MUO) article would be to compare a jailbroken ios device to the android (or list reasons for one or the other). It would help to strip away some of the "cult following" arguments, and would compare the devices from the point of view of people with the similar mindset to tinker with the devices. A bit more oranges to oranges of a comparison.

  17. Pryme
    May 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Android!!!! All Day Every Day!!!!! And quit talking about Samsung being a piece of crap. They supply Apple with parts to build their devices anyway. An anonymous Samsung source spoke to The Korea Times regarding Samsung’s relationship as a component manufacturer for Apple. Despite legal action between the two regarding their finished, commercial products, Samsung remains Apple’s favorite when it comes to producing the parts that make up the iPhone and iPad. This year alone, Apple will supposedly buy $11B worth of components from Samsung.

    • Dave Parrack
      May 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      That's a very good point. If Samsung doesn't produce quality then I guess neither does Apple...

      • Petey Pabler
        August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        Apple Components...Samsung Components...Motorola Components...ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!

  18. Randi
    May 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I agree with you, Dave. I've managed to avoid drinking the I-juice (as I call it) and have never been happier. People with iPads and iPods and iPhones tend to spend a FORTUNE buying every new model that comes out, where I get to sit back and enjoy things with my Kindle Fire and with my husband's Galaxy Tab without that burgeoning need to upgrade.

    • Dave Parrack
      May 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      I like "i-juice," the terminology not the product ;)

      Apple definitely builds a desire to upgrade every year into its products. Which is nice for those willing and able to spend a fortune each year, but not for the rest of us.

  19. Morris Levy
    May 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Dave,

    I think your article is bonk. Your article has many fallacies and littered with inaccuracies. Here's why, and what you need to change:

    1) "Apple product that requires the use of iTunes and the App Store"
    Wrong. iOS 5 disabled the "need" to connect your iDevice to iTunes or any computer for that fact. It only requires you to have an Apple account.

    2) "[E]ven brand-name Android tablets can be cheaper, such as the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which at $399 undercuts the new iPad by $100."
    Wrong again. The new iPad 2 is just as good as that piece-of-crap you call the Samsung Galaxy Tab, made from old rusted soda cans and beer bottles. Samsung makes quantity, not quality. Overall, its a P.O.S. compared to Apple products. And, did I mention, the iPad 2's starting price is THE SAME as the Samsung, at a very affordable $399.99. Shove it.

    3) "Google’s sights thanks to their omnipresence on the Web"
    You think Google is all good? Think again. You're the sheep!

    4) Oh, did I mention Android is quite buggy, and too many hardware developers means no standardization, and no standardization means lack of quality and thus decreases the desire for said product. Oh, did I also mention that Android and depending on your carrier / provider / device you MAY OR MAY NOT get the latest update. It's not a choice. Also, did I mention Samsung is crap?

    Thanks for reading, Dave.
    -- Morris

    • Sachin Kanchan
      May 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Dear morris,

      you could have been a little more sober in your reply...

      all of us give our opinions and we are followers too...we either wish to belong to the apple cult or google...both megatechs...
      but in the end it is upon the customer to choose what he would like to own...those who have already owned an apple device anytime before...and are in love with it, they can obviously go with their decision...

      and yes there is a large community dedicated to google too...rightly said that google offers qty...and loads and wide variety of apps and they will be perfected over time...

      i was myself a fan of blackberry and its was considered one of the most secure mobile OSs...but it is now occupies a very little piece of the big pie of market domination that google and apple now hold...

      • Dave Parrack
        May 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm

        I honestly think BlackBerry got a harsh rap. There were (and still are) a lot of people who love the hardware and OS.

      • jared
        June 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

        i do really like google online services but i have an ipod touch 4g and so if i bought a google smartphone i would still carry around both because its not reasonable to think of rebuying apps not to mention there are way more apps on the apps store by almost 200,000 more and i just hate the android UI theres my two cents

    • Dave Parrack
      May 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      1. The whole sentence reads, "requires the use of iTunes and the App Store to get the most of it." That's a rather important distinction.

      2. I'm not sure what the last Samsung product you used was but their latest are of high quality. Ask all those millions of Galaxy S II owners. The Galaxy Tab was also just one example. There are many more than undercut even the iPad 2.

      3. Nowhere did I state Google is all good. Being omnipresent on the Web does not translate to being good.

      4. Android can be a little buggy but many feel that's a price worth paying for the freedom that Apple doesn't offer. You're entitled to your opinion that it isn't.

      • Kylee Kanavas
        August 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm

        Hey, I just want to to know, What tablet did you get for $120? And would you reccomend it?

    • Vipul Jain
      May 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Totally agree on this topic and not because i own an android smartphone but because i have used both ipad and Android tabs.
      here is what i think.

      1) Main UI
      No surprises, apple overwhelms Android here with a smooth and eye candy UI.

      2) Customizations
      Apple has this "I own the product even though you have bought it, policy" which is really a letdown whereas you can perform billions of customizations in Android, hell you can make it look like the ipad.

      3) Battery
      I have no idea about capacities of batteries in both but apple clearly is winner with exceptional battery backup compared to droid tablets 5-6hr average backup. Personally used n observed.

      4) Usage
      Apple as per their policy i stated above has limited their users to apple products (As Dave said you become part of their ecocycle)
      While android's open system provides u with simpler usage & an app store where almost every paid app has a free alternative supported by ads & funny story, you have a free app to block ads :D

      5) Price
      Do i need to tell.. :p

      So with a 3-2 scorecard, i agree with Dave that an Android tab > iPad..

      • Dave Parrack
        May 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        I disagree on the UI but that's personal preference. You make some great points. This article is merely reasons to buy an Android tablet over an iPad, I could (if I wanted) write one arguing the opposite. Nothing is ever black and white :)

    • Rob
      May 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Dave, how did you get the Apple Store genius pictured in the article to write this fanboy comment? It's hysterical!

      • Dave Parrack
        May 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        He was happy to do it. He thought I was going to buy something so was more than willing to please ;)

    • Kevin
      May 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

      1) Oh cool, the iPad doesn't require iTunes anymore? I'm gonna get one and fill it with all my music and videos and... oh, wait, it still does require iTunes. Derp.

      2) Compare the Asus Transformer Pad 300 to the iPad 2. Better screen on the Asus. Better quad-core processor. An optional keyboard dock. And for $379 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32GB, compared to the iPad 2's $399 for the 16GB and $499 for the 32GB.

      3) I personally enjoy the fact that GMail, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Voice, Google Docs, and Google Music are designed to work perfectly on my Google Android device. Apple doesn't have their feet in anywhere close to that many ecosystems. Oh, also? Chrome. Instantly syncing tabs across my computer, tablet, and phone? Yeah, Droid Does, and iDon't.

      4) Android is buggy? Have you ever used an Android device that wasn't a $100 phone? Have you ever used a top-end device? Go pick up an Asus Transformer Pad 300 or a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and tell me that. You can blame the carriers all you want, but those are no longer Google devices. The Droid Razr is not a Google device, it's a Motorola/Verizon device that runs Google's open-source OS. The only true Google device right now is the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus available in the Play Store for $400, and there is a 7" tablet coming down the pipe. These are the devices that work beautifully and as Google envisioned them.

      Your response is teeming with bias.

    • Jerm
      June 17, 2012 at 2:17 am

      Couldnt agree more , morris.
      After looking through a few of his article, I conclude in my most honest OPINION, that clearly dave is a whacko who cant help bashing apple.

      -Sent from my ipad

      • Dave Parrack
        June 17, 2012 at 2:53 am

        Well, you're entitled to your opinion, Jerm. I'm not sure why bashing Apple automatically makes someone "a whacko" though. I'm an Apple skeptic, the world needs a few more of them.

        • Petey Pabler
          August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

          There are plenty out there Dave, we just don't waste our time complaining about a communist dictated product(s) such as Apple. Apple products are toys, not buisness savvy.

    • Ravi Meena
      June 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

      dear morris,
      1) have you paid too much money buying an ipad and now you are trying too hard to convince yourself that nothing is alternative to it?
      2) maybe after some years apple will teach you a way to hold the next gen apples again, because they have design flaws.
      3) everything other than apple is not crap, you just never explored the other options or you never considered their price.

      the summary of your comment -
      Inaccurate bonk, cheap soda cans, cheap crap, crap crap crap
      learn to talk without crap

      crappy thanks :)

      and on the last note, think about world population and what we need to do in order to increase the reach of technology, think about it and then talk about quality vs quantity.

    • Shane
      August 22, 2012 at 4:53 am

      Pro-tip: Samsung is a major part of manufacturing Apples products. Just sayin'.

    • Dany
      August 29, 2012 at 6:49 am

      Oh man... get a life....
      Wonder why there are so many crazy appleholic around....If you dare to share your opinion against apple they get furious..

    • shashank
      August 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Ok.. Deal.. Agree iOS 5 has removed the itunes stuff.. but what about the "Freedom" stuff. You dont get the quality freedom you get on an android. You dont get the Apps which you get on an Android. An android is "Fully" Customizable as it is open-source, while iOS(piece of shit), you cant customize.. do only the stuff what apple lets you to do.. SO what is the fun of owning a tablet.
      And the quality your speaking about Samsung is completely false. Samsung uses most of the hardware in a Note or Tab made by its OWN manufacturing unit, which makes it different from Apple. It is even regarded as having the BEST touchscreens.
      And in this site we are talking about ANDROID and only ANDROID, not Samsung ANDROIDS. There are a bunch of there people who make Androids.
      Talkng about the price, your getting a iPad at $400 while you can get an android for a $200 with the SAME hardware spec!!! (once again telling you maintaining a BETTER quality what Apple is giving)

      So... Each time you buy an electronic gadget,
      your requirements go like this
      first-- spec
      second -- quality
      third--- looks

    • Dr Ramraj
      October 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Brother Morris;
      From your comment , it`s clear that you are an apple lover . But it does not mean that all others are crap . And you mention about the cost , apple ipad2 starts at 399$ . But it`s storage is too low . Also apple does not supports external memory card slot . EVEN APPLE HAS SOME PITFALLS . Now i have not came here to say that android is the best . Every OS has it`s shortcomings . The best and worst depends on individual choices . Dear bro , pls be polite in your comment .

    • Ahmed Siddiqui
      November 11, 2012 at 5:18 am

      I prefer Android because google has invented most of its products , unlike Apple who only seem to purchase them or simply copy and re-design them with flaws e.g ; Maps/Navigation.