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The Tablet War: Android VS. iOS

So all the cool kids have tablets now. The only problem is that they cost upwards of $500.00 dollars! If you’re running low on cash, like me, but would still like to be a part of the tablet craze, keep reading! 

For starters, you need to decide what type of tablet you would like. You can either go with the Apple iPad, running iOS, or snag an Android powered tablet. Both sides have their advantages and disadvantages, but we will cover the iPad first since it seems to be more popular. Yes, the iPad is more popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily your best option. While it does have a sleek look, and a handy amount of features, apple will always have limited options. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of an iPad.

 

 

 

Apple iPad

The Good:

- The iPad is usually cheaper than other high end tablets.

- 400,000+ apps available from the app store.

- A refresh will be released March 11th meaning new features and a new software version.

- It features 2 cameras, a front and back.

- A faster Processor.

The Bad:

- Being tied down to apple is a pain.

- Having limited access to what you can do with the operation system. (Unless you jailbreak)

- HAVING LIMITED OPERATING SYSTEM CUSTOMIZATION!

- No Flash support. 

Now that we’ve covered the iPad and iOS, we can move onto Android. Android has a lot of amazing features that come with its operations system. Google has even put out a tablet specific version called Honeycomb. With the iPad, everything is standard because they only offer the iPad. That is not the case with an Android tablet; their are a variety of different manufacturers who offer Android tablets. The head of the pack on the Android side right now is the Motorola’s XOOM. It is currently the only tablet that featrues Honeycomb out of the box. Here are some of the high and low points of Google’s tablet operating system that should be taken into conseration.

Android

The Good:

- Android is highly customizable. (Mods, themes, and add ons)

- A more open market place means a bigger variety off applications to choose from.

- With many different manufacturers making Android powered tablets you have a bigger selection of hardware to choose from.

- Android Supports Flash player for viewing all of the good stuff you care about.

- Social networks are integrated right into the os.

With all of these high points it leaves very little room for problems. So you’re probably wondering what could be wrong.

The Bad:

- With a more open market place viruses are a bigger problem.

- A wider variety of hardware means making sure certain apps work on your device could be a hassle.

- The tablet version of Android is only avaliable on one device (Motorla XOOM) out of the box as of now.

So there you have it. the ups and downs of both Android and iOS. The decision on which to buy, is up to you. Let us know which side you’ve chosen in the comments below!

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So all the cool kids have tablets now. The only problem is that they cost upwards of $500.00 dollars! If you’re running low on cash, like me, but would still like to be a part of the tablet craze, keep reading! 

For starters, you need to decide what type of tablet you would like. You can either go with the Apple iPad, running iOS, or snag an Android powered tablet. Both sides have their advantages and disadvantages, but we will cover the iPad first since it seems to be more popular. Yes, the iPad is more popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily your best option. While it does have a sleek look, and a handy amount of features, apple will always have limited options. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of an iPad.

 

 

 

Apple iPad

The Good:

- The iPad is usually cheaper than other high end tablets.

- 400,000+ apps available from the app store.

- A refresh will be released March 11th meaning new features and a new software version.

- It features 2 cameras, a front and back.

- A faster Processor.

The Bad:

- Being tied down to apple is a pain.

- Having limited access to what you can do with the operation system. (Unless you jailbreak)

- HAVING LIMITED OPERATING SYSTEM CUSTOMIZATION!

- No Flash support. 

Now that we’ve covered the iPad and iOS, we can move onto Android. Android has a lot of amazing features that come with its operations system. Google has even put out a tablet specific version called Honeycomb. With the iPad, everything is standard because they only offer the iPad. That is not the case with an Android tablet; their are a variety of different manufacturers who offer Android tablets. The head of the pack on the Android side right now is the Motorola’s XOOM. It is currently the only tablet that featrues Honeycomb out of the box. Here are some of the high and low points of Google’s tablet operating system that should be taken into conseration.

Android

The Good:

- Android is highly customizable. (Mods, themes, and add ons)

- A more open market place means a bigger variety off applications to choose from.

- With many different manufacturers making Android powered tablets you have a bigger selection of hardware to choose from.

- Android Supports Flash player for viewing all of the good stuff you care about.

- Social networks are integrated right into the os.

With all of these high points it leaves very little room for problems. So you’re probably wondering what could be wrong.

The Bad:

- With a more open market place viruses are a bigger problem.

- A wider variety of hardware means making sure certain apps work on your device could be a hassle.

- The tablet version of Android is only avaliable on one device (Motorla XOOM) out of the box as of now.

So there you have it. the ups and downs of both Android and iOS. The decision on which to buy, is up to you. Let us know which side you’ve chosen in the comments below!