Problem 1 - It's a Samsung product
Problem 2 - It runs Android
Problem 3 - The articles writers are Apple fanbois.
If this was an ipad, they sensationalize the obvious, when its Android/Samsung, they simply look to attack.
Even tho thereare bad things about the iPad, Ihave yet to see any one point them out. Like how the iPad sucks when using a stylus and tht even though tablets were meant to be written on originally, Apple stance against using a stylus is wrong.
The latest iPad is heavy, likely because of the battery which is 60% bigger than the one in the iPad 2. Its also slightly thick than the iPad 2 as well. They didnt really upgrade anything other than dropping a quad GPU, slightly increasing the RAM and doubling the resolution which sucks the battery even at 50% brightness. It's heavy, get quite hot which in my case just using the browser to watch movies makes it impossible to hold without a case. Ithink the case makes it get hotter. Lastly the iPad is simply boring.
Right, because obviously, if the iPad does better in a review (which is essentially every review outside of Android fanclub magazine) it's because every writer, everywhere is just an Apple fanboy. Right?
As for this article, it's kind of funny how it misses the most important category to compare... software. Take your top 10 favorite apps and compare the Android version to the iPad version. You'll find that in most cases, the Android version is generic and usually written for the phone. The tablet version has lots of white space and looks like crap compared to the iOS version. In terms of basic usability, the iPad feels much more responsive, despite the beefier hardware on the Samsung tablet. The iPad has a much better display and still gets better battery life, etc. But, you're probably right, you'd probably have to be an Apple fanboy if you don't prefer the Samsung tablet... (yes Quad, that was sarcasm)
You said "tablet version" but before that you said "usually made for the phone" it's true that some apps that are developed for the ipad haven't been developed for android tablets but how many apps do you really think are like that these days? Most developers are smart enough to know that Android has a bigger marketshare worldwide than Apple and make an HD version for tablets as they make one for phones (both iOS and Android based). He isn't wrong when he says that anyone who prefers ipads over all other things are apple fanboys. they're blinded by Apple's flashiness and get caught up in Apple's marketing schemes of "all other products other than ours are crappy". That's not true. I use an iphone for my phone and have a Samsung computer. I used to own an ipad 2 AND a galaxy tab 10.1 and both were pretty crappy but if i had to choose between the two I would prefer to use the Samsung because the widgets made more sense to me in regards to functionality for a tablet. Both apple products and android based products will always one-up each other everytime a new thing comes out but to strictly advocate Apple (or just Samsung) is naive and immature. You're living in the 21st century where technology grows exponentially fast so if you really think the phone you JUST bought (SGS3 for example) is the "sh*t" it might be for the time being but wait a few months and it'll be old news.
Calling everyone who chooses Apple products because of clever advertising and slick design is simply immature and silly. Personally I buy Apple products, and can see no reason to switch to other devices, since my iPad and iTouch are suitable for what I use them for (media consumption) and regarding computers, I simply prefer OS X over Windows.
This post has been edited by artzy65: 17 August 2012 - 05:28 PM