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I would call myself an android fanboy and an apple hater. Being honest.

I own a transformer. Have had it stock and rooted with custom roms.

I was just at best buy playing with an ipad 2 and have to say my TF has never ran like that. It was just so smooth. Screen transitioning when turning the tablet. I mean it was honestly like night and day. I've always felt the TF was pretty quick. But idk. I'm really rethinking my purchase here.

Not a huge IOS fan but I don't need a ton of apps. So I know it will do what I want. Anyone want to trade
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...lol?
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Sorry I don't really know the point of this thread but I had to say something. No I will not be converting
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I've been falsely lured into this thread

That's something Apple really has down. Transitions, smoothness, consistent UI, etc. I'd love to grab myself an iPad 2 but I think I'll wait out the 3 at this point.
Edited by steelbom - 10/25/11 at 12:03am
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So I was messing with my transformer last night. I guess its a lot closer then I thought. But I still have to give the edge to the ipad in the category.
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So I was messing with my transformer last night. I guess its a lot closer then I thought. But I still have to give the edge to the ipad in the category.
I think it isn't as smooth because Android lacks GPU acceleration right now, ICS fixes that I think.
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Yes I agree.

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Screen transition smoothness/responsiveness also depends on how many apps, widget and system ram is in use. If your transformer or any HC tablet has its desktop full of stuff, widgets everywhere, sure of course it may be a tad slower. What would happen if the Ipad had widgets on the homescreen?

iOS doesnt have close to the customization as android, and therefore it is able to run smoother in that regard.

Check your "running services" and close out of ones that arent needed and see if that helps
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I've been falsely lured into this thread

That's something Apple really has down. Transitions, smoothness, consistent UI, etc. I'd love to grab myself an iPad 2 but I think I'll wait out the 3 at this point.
I wouldn't wait. The iPad 2 was released in march. Assuming they follow trend, that's 5 months left before the iPad 3 is here. However, with the iPad 2 in a dominant position marketshare wise, and launching on a weird release date, not to mention apple just moved their iPhone event back 3 months, I can see the next iPad launching at WWDC, 8 months from now.

I don't think I'd wait that long unless you already have an iPad, or are only interested in one in passing, especially with apple products keeping their value.

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I think it isn't as smooth because Android lacks GPU acceleration right now, ICS fixes that I think.
Honeycomb had it, but it's not as good as iOS/WP7 in that regard. I'm assuming they improved it in ICS, but we shall see. The brief videos I've seen make it looks like it. For honeycomb, it was great for lists and such, but other , more intense things didn't fare as well.
    
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plus, apple can optimize the crap out of iOS on the ipad...

the only truly optimized android devices are the nexus phones...
wish they would do a "nexus" tablet.
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