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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

IPad2 is old technology
IPad 3 is available with a super screen, faster processor etc etc etc
specs mean nothing
A lot of people knock Apple products JUST because they are Apple.

You may have gathered I have an IPad 3 - try removing it from my grasp at your peril!

it is rumoured that new NON-APPLE products will be out ready for Christmas with seemingly much better specs, but then there will be the IPad 4

Much better off not buying anything as you will only be dissapointed when the new stuff comes out.........................
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

I'd put another vote infor the Samsung, BUT! Hec is completely right with the Asus, beign able to strap on a keyboard with a big battery in it makes sense to me. I was very close to getting the new Asus transformer but bought a camera instead and upgraded my laptop with an SSD. It just made sense at the time.
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

HUGE Thanks You to you all - I am reading and re-reading your experiences

Does iPad do Skype ? and is is with it as per the Galaxy ?

I have to say, I have always been PRO IBM PC compatible on PC's because of not wanting to be locked in :eek so I am leaning away from the fruity one towards the SPACE ONE
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

Chevvy, you do right in carrying out so much research.

I was given my iPad before it had any real competition, but things move on and if I were in your position I too would consider the Ford people carrier.

However, you need to determine what you want from it, and what applications are available on each platform to fulfill those needs. The platform is only the beginning.

What I would say, is that the OS on my iPad has been totally reliable, unlike the Android on my "not so smart" phone. How much of that is due to the hardware and how much to the software, I know not.
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

Stephen, I only want to :

a) View photos on Flickr etc., Show photos on Photobucket anywhere

b) catch up on emails when out and about OR Virgin Broadband is down, anywhere by 3g or Wifi

c) maybe Skype ...

d) maybe Kindle reads

It will get "occasional" use maybe weekly - but I am quite "keep a tool for the job" - I have never got into "my mobile phone" its for emergency calls when we are out with the children really Evidenced by 20 a year Top Up

What I am hating is spending too much time wondering which to buy

I have read about 30 reviews of each on Amazon ...
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

Samsung are pretty savy with their Android releases, they port well to all screen sizes and their latest release is silky smooth on my friend's Galaxy tab, and its a damn sight lighter than the Ipad.

There are a number of cheaper Andriod devices that will cope with the easy stuff, but with a big brand you are probably going to do well.

Get down to a tech shop on the high street and have a play before buying though.
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

Yes, go and "feel" both of them. 10 minutes with each. Then go for your gut instinct and buy. Both will do what you want as easily as t'other. As you say, you can spend the rest of your life dithering!

PS I'm with you re-phones. I've got a contract, but gawd knows why! I hardly ever use it!
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

John Lewis tend not to ask you to bugger off if you spend a while playing, plus their sales teams are usually not pushy and very knowledgable
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

The iPad OS does not support Adobe Flash. This may or may not be a problem as many sites also output in HTML5 which IOS does support.

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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

That is not a problem but an advantage

Adobe had abandoned all Flash support for mobile devices, including Android. So in a while there will be no difference here.

In the mean time my experience with Flash on Android devices is not as good as I thought it would be. To be honest: it is a bit a pain in the ***.

I cannot get my panoramafiles working properly on most Android devices, due to the different implementations.

The only thing Flash will do properly is playing video, but there is hardly any video content left that is not offered in HTML5.
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

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........ so I am leaning away from the fruity one towards the SPACE ONE
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

Chevvy, you can't go wrong with either. They are both very good products.
Have a play with them both and you will know which suits you.
One thing is certain with technology, as soon as you purchase,something else will come along!
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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

I won an ipad2 16GB wi-fi and it arrived last Friday.

I'm not sure whether to open the packaging and have a 'play' or just stick it on ebay!?

I really can't see why I'd need or even want one!

Why the big fuss? I have a notepad with a much bigger screen.

Is it just another gadget?

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Re: Apple iPad 2 -vs - Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0

Lyn, Your so right about Technology - I shall only buy if "for my NEEDS and maybe wants" that it shall do for the life of the product - as it did when I bought it

DJMC is your Fruity one +3G ? and where oh! where did you win it ?
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No, it's not 3G.

I won it from Openwork, the network of financial advisers I belong to.

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