Monday, June 27, 2011

Tablet Wars

Ever since the iPad came along, there's been two types of people; those who think it's an over-sized iPod, and those who want a portable computer. Things were good for a time; apple raked in cash like water down a storm drain, and people continued.

Fast forward to today; The iPad 2 is the thing everybody wants: it's fast, has FaceTime, and it can load all your apps. But there is another type of people now who embrace the future and apple's downfall: Android tablet users.

With lots of Android tablets coming around on a daily basis, it's hard to choose the best one. Personally, I believe all of them are better than iPads:

1. All of the Android tablets come with some form of memory expansion. Sure they're SD cards but most support 32GB, and a select few offer 64GB worth of space. Plus since they're on cards, so you can switch them out; one for movies, one for music, etc.

2. Again, the majority of Android tablets have an HDMI out port. Gaming and movies all in HD on your huge TV. iPads need the Apple TV, costing more money, and no gaming.

3. Full-size USB port. There are a select few Android tablets with this special feature like the Acer Iconia A500, the Motorola Xoom, and the Toshiba Folio. Support for USB flash drives is coming, then all the pictures, movies, and documents could all be on your tablet.

But even further than USB flash support, Android could eventually support external hard drives; having hundreds of movies and thousands of songs. Plus printers could supported as well, anything you need printing from your Android tablet? It would be simple: plug it in, and it works. With Apple? You need another app, and then a wireless app supported printer.

I could keep on listing things for why Android tablets are better, and as soon as the platform matures and these things are implemented, it will only be a matter of time until Apple's downfall.

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