Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
You cannot compare the iPad to any other tablet. I occasionally ask Android phone users about the media — photos, music, video, et al — on their phone. Unlike a cellphone, a tablet PC is like an empty room. Likewise the tablet. Android has left its tablet users in a desert. iTunes is the WalMart for tablets — an easy complete one-stop shop to furnish an iPad.

Until Google creates an iTunes-like desktop client, not only will Android tablets fail to successfully compete with iPad, but the two can't even be compared, regardless of their specifications. Then there's the BlackBerry PlayBook, reportedly due April 10. It doesn't matter if playbook's interface is more or less intuitive than iPad. PlayBook cannot be compared to iPad because few if anyone will walk into an electronics store to make that choice.

A BlackBerry user not tied to a BlackBerry enterprise server might consider a PlayBook purchase. An Android phone user will gravitate either toward a Android tablet or an iPad, not to a smartphone OS he or she has already rejected for their phone (even though the BlackBerry PlayBook QNX OS bears little resemblance to the BlackBerry OS on the handsets). No Mac user would consider a PlayBook. Apples to Non-Apples Comparisons.

With its Zune desktop software, Windows Phone 7 tablets, if and when, may prove to be Apple's biggest competitor. But Microsoft's Zune software and Windows Phone 7 phones don't play well with Macs. iPads work wonderfully with Windows, which means a Windows user might consider either a Windows Phone 7 tablet, if and when, but no Mac PC owner can even consider a Windows Phone 7 tablet.

So you can't compare Android tablets to iPad's because there's no Android desktop client. You can't compare the BlackBerry PlayBook to iPad because they're each aimed at completely different installed technology markets. You can't compare Windows Phone 7 tablets, if and when, to iPads because they lack universal compatibility. In other words, you can't compare iPad to any other tablets. 

Apple announced the iPad 1.1, the long-awaited successor to its magical tablet. The iPad 1.1 is very similar to the original iPad (which I’ll call the “iPad 1”), except that it’s available in white. It has a dual-core processor (Apple says 2x faster), a better graphics chip (Apple says 9x faster), and more memory. Apple calls this device the iPad 2. However, it’s a minor incremental upgrade, and should really have been called iPad 1.1 or maybe iPad 1.5. Offering the iPad 1.1 now offers Apple several benefits.

It keeps the iPad in the news. • It addresses the single biggest area where Android devices had a clear advantage: cameras. It lets Apple integrate a Verizon-compatible CDMA radio system without reworking the old hardware. That said, let’s turn our thoughts to Android tablets, which will be helped significantly by the newly released Android 3 “Honeycomb.” 

Apple’s tight control over its own hardware makes it easy to know that a tablet-oriented iOS application will run on every iPad device, with only rare backward-compatible limitations. The developer, Toktumi, says, “Voice quality is a known issue on HTC EVO 4G (Sprint) phones.” Have some other Android device? Many iPad customers are perfectly contented with the beautifully designed, carefully integrated hardware packages that Apple presents. 

Android represents the diametric opposite. Android is getting a lot of attention because it offers unfettered creativity and competitive differentiation. Apple currently remains on track to win 70% of the tablet market this year with its next-gen iPad 2. However, one analyst believes Android-based tablets will triumph over the iPad in the long-term.

"[This projection is due to Android's] broader support from OEMs and carriers, [as well as] expected budget-priced Android tablets from Asia. "Abramsky also emphasized that several Android tablet markers would undoubtedly exit the market along the way.  At the end of the day, the tablet market will be owned by Apple and Google."
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