Thursday, May 3, 2012

Preferring iPad over Android Tablet??

Hello Everyone!

So today I want to write about something that has been on my mind for a bit now and that is the fact that I seem to be enjoying my iPad more than my Android Tablet (Asus Transformer TF101).

Now, don't think the world is coming to an end yet,  when it comes to phones I sure as hell prefer Android over iOS.  But in the tablet world, I think Android has a lot of work to do.

This all started after I got the new iPad and my Android tablet got it's update to Ice Cream Sandwich.  Everything was going wrong with it, it kept rebooting every now and then, it would sometimes reboot and get stuck at a loading screen which would then just drain the battery.  The screen would just turn on whenever it wanted also and sometimes I'd pick it up and the touch screen would just not work.  I'd have to restart it when that happened.

Now, Asus has been great and they've been pushing out updates to fix a lot of these issues, but a lot of the issues have to do with Android not working well with the hardware and also with certain programs not working right with the new android.  So a lot of the solutions that you see floating around online require you to do a lot of things that you really shouldn't have to do.

Now, my Android tablet currently is working fine, but I'm at the point where I'm afraid to install anything on it because I'm scared it'll trigger something that will make it go crazy.

So for these reasons I think that Android on tablets really need to get their act together, there are too many tablets out there and we just have a mess.  I will still say that you can do a LOT more with an Android tablet than you can with an iPad, but when you are afraid of installing stuff on your tablet, that's an issue.

Another reason I'm enjoying the iPad more now is the apps, they are simply better.  Much better looking and much smoother.  I can't think of anything that I can do with an iPad that I can't do with an Android tablet and I can certainly think of things that you can do with an Android Tablet that you can't do with an iPad, BUT, in my case, I don't do much with the tablet, so I like it when the few things I do get to look and work real nice.

I certainly think Android has what it takes to win the Tablet market, but they need to work more on standards.  Google also needs to step up their designing skills, their apps tend to work, they work fine, but they look so simplistic.

Anyway, just thought I'd share these things with you all.  Strangely enough I'm writing this on my Asus Transformer TF101 because it has a keyboard I love.

Thank You for reading!

Javier Torres