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I say go with the Ipad. I have one and I can do a lot with it. I also have mine Jailbroken so I can really do alot with it. I have modded my Ipad to the way I want it to be and it also has more access to apps then an android system. If you really want to have the look of an android then you can transform your Ipad into one if you want.

All I know is that I use my iPad for everything and its been the best investment I ever made.
If you think you can do a lot with a Jailbroken ipad, you should see what you can do with a rooted android tablet running a custom ROM.

IOS and Android are both great things, but it all depends on what you want to do with the device. If you are the type of person that uses an item the way it came out of the box, the iPad and iPad2 are probably the best way to go. The experience of stock IOS is hands down better than the experience of stock android (and I own an android phone and tablet). If you like to tinker with your device and try to do more with it, Android tablet is the way to go. Its open source has let developers really unlock the full potential of android devices. However you have to be fully aware that there maybe some quirks and such as it is open source OS as well as a fragmented market.

I have the viewsonic g tablet and it has been a great device. I use it everyday and do quite a bit with it. I have gotten the bug to sell my g tablet and upgrade to the Transformer, but I am still debating on that. Especially since there was an Alpha Version of Honeycomb ROM that was released by devs for the G Tablet.
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I had my dad go for the iPad 2. I think it was a fine choice. It's extremely easy to use, easy to set up, and has 60k native apps for it which I think it an astounding number compared to those with Android. The hardware is brilliant as well; despite the Xoom having a higher resolution, the iPad 2's screen certainly was much easier on the eyes.

The nicest thing, in my opinion, is the upcoming iOS 5. It has a bunch of features that Apple stupidly left out (proper notifications system, etc) and the iCloud support is very interesting.

However, if you want to do all that custom ROM stuff, the choice is easy.
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People need to stop saying that android for tablets is open source. It is really annoying and not factual.
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3.0/3.1 (Honeycomb), a tablet-oriented[46][47][48] release which supports larger screen devices and introduces many new user interface features, and supports multicore processors and hardware acceleration for graphics.[49] The Honeycomb SDK has been released and the first device featuring this version, the Motorola Xoom tablet, went on sale in February 2011.[50] Google has chosen to withhold the Honeycomb source code, which called into question the "open-ness" of this Android release.[51] Google's Andy Rubin stated that the latest Android source code would be released "when it is ready". The reason for the delay, according to Rubin in an official Android blog post, was because Honeycomb was rushed for production of the Motorola Xoom.[52] Google later confirmed that the Honeycomb source code would not be released until after it was merged with the Gingerbread release in Ice Cream Sandwich.[53] The 3.1 update has been announced at the 2011 Google I/O on 10 May 2011.[54]
Anyway, please try out the tablets you are going to buy. Remember that people here are WWWWAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY android biased. Try them out in person and ask people who have the tablets about their opinions. Playing with them in real life is more valuable than anything you will hear in a forum.

Most importantly, don't let people make decissions for you. You are an adult (I'm assuming this) and should make your own decisions based on what you want.
Edited by MahiMahiMahi - 6/9/11 at 2:50pm
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^ Too bad though the general populace is 9 times out of 10 would be skewed towards the iPad - and not just because it's a solid tablet. Most of them would be biased towards Apple, have been convinced of the advertising, or have never heard of Android alternatives before. No, really. They will almost always recommend the iPad but not always for the right reasons.

That being said, I'd say the OP should try it out in person. Better to base judgment on personal experience rather than relying on people's opinions.
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^ Too bad though the general populace is 9 times out of 10 would be skewed towards the iPad - and not just because it's a solid tablet. Most of them would be biased towards Apple, have been convinced of the advertising, or have never heard of Android alternatives before. No, really. They will almost always recommend the iPad but not always for the right reasons.

That being said, I'd say the OP should try it out in person. Better to base judgment on personal experience rather than relying on people's opinions.
I wouldn't say 90% of the population, but yes, a measurable part of the population would. Loyalty like that doesn't come cheap though and is warranted by apples great customer service, quality, reliability, and user experience. I would say that a measurable part of androids success is peoples hate for Apple. They have an irrational hate which is not always for the right reasons.

Basically, there are fanboys on both sides and anti-fanboys on both sides. I think fanboys and anti-fanboys ruin all forms of open discussion. What works for you might not work for me and that is great. I love the fact that there is choice in the market. I am warning the OP that he should not get swayed by fanboys or anti-fanboys. It should be his choice and if he chooses android/iOS, it should be because of his facts/mind/opinoins and not someone elses.



EDIT: in other words, I agree with the "try it out" part of what you said.
Edited by MahiMahiMahi - 6/9/11 at 3:15pm
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And don't forget the Win7 faction (like me) which believes that I should be able to do pretty much everything I can do on my PC on an affordable, light weight device without having to use some light weight OS that only gets half the job done in most cases. ;-P
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And don't forget the Win7 faction (like me) which believes that I should be able to do pretty much everything I can do on my PC on an affordable, light weight device without having to use some light weight OS that only gets half the job done in most cases. ;-P
Well, Windows 8 is looking fantastic, so it would be a good contender as a tablet-centric OS in the near future.
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If you're set on Android tablet, wait for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
 
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Well, Windows 8 is looking fantastic, so it would be a good contender as a tablet-centric OS in the near future.
Yea, I can believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually itching for a chance to try Win8 on the W500.
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Thread cleaned of trolling and off topic posts. Keep things on topic here guys.
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