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All of them? Plastic vs aluminum isnt much of a competition.
And a Ford Pinto works just fine too but that doesn't mean i wouldn't i rather drive a Corvette or Ferrari given the option. Until Google creates a separate tablet section for apps on Google Play and pushes devs into developing two separate versions for tablets and phones then Apple's apps on the iPad will remain superior.

I really get tired of people throwing around materials used in construction as a way to measure how good a tablet/smartphone is. I dare say that my favorite tablet at the moment is that way because of the way it feels in my hands... and it's back is rubberized plastic. It feels better than metal to me. That is my personal opinion.

As for dedicated tablet apps, you're going to find that those apps on Google Play are going to show up rapidly now that the Nexus lineup is complete. It's already been shown that the Nexus 7 is a runaway success, even compared to iPad sales. Developers have taken notice, and we are starting to see more tablet applications on the Google Play. This will be magnified now that the Nexus 10 is coming to market as Android's most premium tablet.

Also, 5 out of 6 apps for tablets on the app store never get downloaded anyway, so what sort of point are you trying to make here? I think using the application store as a basis for measuring how "superior" a device is is a rather subjective measurement. Since it is user preference, it's very hard to make a case for either side.
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post #32 of 72
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I don't think this is anything more than consumers holding off the iPad because of the rumours of the mini, as well as the 'refreshed iPad 4'. Next quarter they might take a fair bit back. We'll see.


I am sure everyone knew your response.lachen.gif
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All of them? Plastic vs aluminum isnt much of a competition.
And a Ford Pinto works just fine too but that doesn't mean i wouldn't i rather drive a Corvette or Ferrari given the option. Until Google creates a separate tablet section for apps on Google Play and pushes devs into developing two separate versions for tablets and phones then Apple's apps on the iPad will remain superior.

Thanks for your opinion. Tell that to the millions and millions of android users.
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I think the biggest contributor in this was Amazon with the Kindle Fire which I think has sold over 10 million units now. The 10.1 doesn't seem to have sold very well yet, which is unfortunate because it is pretty damn awesome with it's "true" multitasking features; where you can have multiple apps open on-screen in a desktop OS fashion. Would have been great to get that on the Nexus 7/10.

True multitasking?? Have you seen the Microsoft Surface at work??

Well still, that's Windows 8. That practically IS a laptop lol.
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Well still, that's Windows 8. That practically IS a laptop lol.

Practically it is a laptop but it is used like a tablet.
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Well still, that's Windows 8. That practically IS a laptop lol.

Practically it is a laptop but it is used like a tablet.

No doubt about it. I guess I should retract what I said about never seeing a phone/tablet with a true multi-tasking desktop-like OS. I totally forgot about the Surface because I considered it as "practically a laptop." That and the Note 10.1 was out first biggrin.gif
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It's basically widescreen versus squre. As a gamer, I'm a widescreen guy. Most still shots these days are from smartphones to begin with, so square is going away... If you want to consider price or app market that's cool, Apple doesn't allow ads and charges everyone for it, and the hardware isn't necessarily the fastest for being the most expensive.

I'd buy a Nexus 10, but I still think it's early. It's going to take a few generations of hardware to bring personal computing to gaming mobilized. As well as overcoming control... there needs to be an emphasis on camera motion, accelerometer, and other fits and needs to control virtual reality.
    
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Android tablets win in price, not quality.

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The quality of Apple is not greater than all Android tablets. In my experience the build quality of Apple products is simply appauling.
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post #38 of 72
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Android tablets win in price, not quality.

Such a weak argument, lol.. We could argue all day about the quality. Please don't start that. I'm sure you well know that there are a handful of Android tablets out there with very good to superior quality.
   
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Such a weak argument, lol.. We could argue all day about the quality. Please don't start that. I'm sure you well know that there are a handful of Android tablets out there with very good to superior quality.

Not entirely sure here but aren't there more ipads that just work unlike the loose screen issues from nexus 7 shipments?

I also read some comments regarding slow units where the only choice is to request for a replacement.

That wasn't a rhetorical question btw.
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Such a weak argument, lol.. We could argue all day about the quality. Please don't start that. I'm sure you well know that there are a handful of Android tablets out there with very good to superior quality.

You can say that again, just got a Nexus 7 this Saturday, this thing is awesome, snappy solid little tablet, and only $250 for the 32GB one. There seems to be some haters in here, kind of like when you go into a Harley dealer on a Jap sport bike.
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