Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime
First of all I just want to say the protection plan on the tablets are a joke. $200 for 2 years from Best Buy. lol.
Secondly, while I admire your tenacity and conviction, this simply is not true. The Android market vs Apple Market is something that has been closing fast. Matter of fact the Android smart phones have surpassed iPhones in number of units sold. And the apps are fairly close as well. On both platforms you will find apps not available for the other, but given Apple was out first with apps naturally there are a couple apps not yet on Android. And most of those few apps are in production or due out soon on the Android platform. Simply put, there are more people with Android devices now than Apple iPhone/iPad devices. New apps are generally being produced on both platforms as well.
Concerning development it is actually easier for the Android in many regards, less cost, and less headache to get your app out. Apple is much more proprietary. The only advantage you have with Apple is akin to the PC vs Console debate. A developer can optimize for the console as they know the specs of every X360 or PS3 will be the same and there is no heavy OS apps, etc. The only thing to consider are older generation apple tablets. With Android there is quite a variety of hardware, but in most regards it should be similar technology.
I'm going to have to complete disagree with what you said. Apps developed for Apple only have to be compatible with less than 5 devices (iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, etc), while in the Android market there is probably over 50 devices. I've already found out from personal experience that many apps in the Android Marketplace are only for a select handful of devices, not every android device. This does not even take into effect the performance differences between devices, because developers often tweak their own Android OS, making it more difficult to develop for on a wide range of products.
As far as quality is concerned. I'm playing games on my iPhone that make the games in the Android market look like games from 2 generations ago. Also, Apple has mastered the smooth scrolling between pages. Honeycomb is decent, but it doesn't feel like iOs imo.
Hopefully things improve quickly. Starting to rethink getting the iPad 2.Edited by cory1234 - 5/21/11 at 3:14pm