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    Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Use the following table to help answer any questions you may have:



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Thanks for posting, I have been looking at finding a chart with that very information to make my selection!



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Key difference is in the OS here:
    Android3.0 Honeycomb:Actually built to take advantage of the increased screen size
    iOS: Just a blown up version of whats on the iphone.

    The hardware specs are pretty comparable, with the ipad being a bit thinner\lighter, xoom having expandable memory and a free LTE upgrade.

    I have no need for either (i have a lightweight 13" asus laptop that pretty much covers me) but if i was in the market id definitely go Xoom.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    It's really about the apps. Ipad wins easily today. A year from now I'd bet Android makes it close enough to be a wash for most people.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Another thing to consider: you can root a Nook Color and install Froyo on it making it a very cheap tablet.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    It's really about the apps. Ipad wins easily today. A year from now I'd bet Android makes it close enough to be a wash for most people.
    Both app stores have so many apps that the difference between the two is largely just how many junk apps. For the stuff most really want to do there's a fully capable app for both systems.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    I'm gonna hold off for the TouchPad. WebOS is worth the wait.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Both app stores have so many apps that the difference between the two is largely just how many junk apps. For the stuff most really want to do there's a fully capable app for both systems.
    This isn't and Android phone verus iPhone. In that case you'd be correct. But this is tablet; iPhone versus iPad.

    I'm sitting here with a Xoom. Maybe 12 apps for it. It can run some of the regular apps, but most take a **** or just don't scale well enough to use. Honeycomb is new; like I said there just aren't the apps yet.

    I have an iPad also and if I had to send one back it's definitely the Xoom. I love the Gmail on the Xoom and that I can really customize it, but it's not ready for prime time and needs some apps badly.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    This isn't and Android phone verus iPhone. In that case you'd be correct. But this is tablet; iPhone versus iPad.

    I'm sitting here with a Xoom. Maybe 12 apps for it. It can run some of the regular apps, but most take a **** or just don't scale well enough to use. Honeycomb is new; like I said there just aren't the apps yet.

    I have an iPad also and if I had to send one back it's definitely the Xoom. I love the Gmail on the Xoom and that I can really customize it, but it's not ready for prime time and needs some apps badly.
    Most apps out there will work on the Xoom (Honeycomb), the developers just need to update their manifest to include it. But, I'm sure there are a lot that won't scale well, like you said.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Another thing to consider: you can root a Nook Color and install Froyo on it making it a very cheap tablet.
    Yep, I've done just that.

    You can actually put Honeycomb on a Nook Color now, too.


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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    This isn't and Android phone verus iPhone. In that case you'd be correct. But this is tablet; iPhone versus iPad.

    I'm sitting here with a Xoom. Maybe 12 apps for it. It can run some of the regular apps, but most take a **** or just don't scale well enough to use. Honeycomb is new; like I said there just aren't the apps yet.

    I have an iPad also and if I had to send one back it's definitely the Xoom. I love the Gmail on the Xoom and that I can really customize it, but it's not ready for prime time and needs some apps badly.
    True, those adjustments will have to be made to some of the regular apps. Im sure a lot of the developers of the popular\good apps are making those adjustments now.



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Yep, I've done just that.

    You can actually put Honeycomb on a Nook Color now, too.
    How are you liking it? I'm considering doing this too. Does the processor run a full Froyo/Honeycomb rom okay?

    Any trouble installing apps from the market?



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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5YBqty1qrM&feature=fvst]YouTube - Nook Color Honeycomb with Android Market Review[/ame]



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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    How are you liking it? I'm considering doing this too. Does the processor run a full Froyo/Honeycomb rom okay?

    Any trouble installing apps from the market?
    I love it. It has made it run a bit slower, but it's not too bad. It literally took me about 10 minutes to root it...very easy.

    One of the reasons I didn't end up putting Honeycomb on it just now is that there are a few extra steps to go through to have it integrate with the Android Market. With Froyo, it's already linked automatically. The NC retains all of the B&N functionality. Very nice.

    If you're interested, PM me and I'll give you rooting details.


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    Re: Wanna know the pros/cons of a iPad versus a Droid tablet?

    I'm holding out for a BlackBerry Playbook. The customized version of QNX looks very fluid. Plus, I'll like the integration with BlackBerry.

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