Android vs. iPad A Deeper Look (Part 2)

In the second part of this series, let us look into what makes iPads better than Android-run devices. While Android tablet PCs definitely outnumber iPads, iPad owners are extremely proud of owning an Apple device and would never think of exchanging their iPads and letting go of their multiple port iPad charging station. Besides, there are certain advantages that iPads have over Android devices that make it impractical to switch to an Android device.

The iPad’s Advantages

Apple is the only company that designs its own devices and software, not to mention accessories like an iPad charging station are exclusive for iDevice use. Because of this, the iPad, along with the iPhone and iPod, Apple’s mobile devices, come polished and slicker than ever.  The company is always confident about its craft as they always go for the idea that “less is more.”

The foremost appeal of an iPad is its design, which can attract users because of its seamless charm. It is undoubtedly attractive and it is by far the best looking tablet PC out on the market. Even UK court judges say that Samsung devices weren’t copied from Apple’s because the former “don’t look cool enough.”

The iPad 2 and the iPad 3 use the same chassis (with a few tweaks in measurement) so they have the same physical look.  They are uniquely beautiful despite the complaints regarding their overheating issues. Notwithstanding the issue, the iPad still has the best display because of the Retina Display, which offers crisp and rich graphics.

There’s also an iPad exclusive FaceTime app which can make seamless video calls between iDevice users with a FaceTime enabled camera for free. It can be used as long as the device is connected on a Wi-Fi network.

The iPad hopefully will soon have Siri, an artificial intelligence assistant that is a voice command system. It takes in text and voice-dictated orders and it will accomplish it fast. Currently, the iPad is also equipped with iCloud, which automatically saves media files wirelessly.

These things and a lot more create the appeal of the iPad. That is why it is considered the best-selling tablet PC to date, and Apple loyalists would never think of giving up their iPad.

The iPad Drawbacks

English: The iPad on a table in the Apple case

English: The iPad on a table in the Apple case (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It will be a cold day in hell if Apple will allow Flash support for its products.” This is one major drawback of the iPad as there are a lot of sites that requires the Flash for them to be accessed. This limits the use of the iOS even if it is known to be very powerful and efficient.

Also, the iPad is only contracted to three of the biggest carriers in the United States:  AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel. People using different carriers are unable to buy the tablet’s 3G version, thus making it more difficult to upgrade to a new plan. Also, the iPad makes it harder for the user to personalize his or her tablet as there is the limiting power of iTunes and the Apps Store. Of course, an iPad charging station and thunderbolt cable for Mac, for example, cannot be used for other devices, which is a turn-off for people who want to bring only a few accessories when they’re on the go.

The Verdict

Given the advantages and disadvantages of both tablets, you can easily choose which one is more convenient for you in terms of their unique qualities. All it takes is choosing properly based on your needs and requirements.


3 thoughts on “Android vs. iPad A Deeper Look (Part 2)

  1. I currently have an iPad and have been happy with its performance. However, some of the drawbacks you’v mentioned are leading me to Android platform. My wife would beg to differ. The iPad is reliable and provides consistent performance in use.

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