iSuppli: iPad way ahead of the pack
Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:43 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:41 PM
I certainly don't know why Kindle Fire was the most successful android tablet. True it is cheap but it is extremely limited. This attitude that only ipad can command premium prices & get away with that is plain wrong. & that people are not willing to shell out premium prices for Android is baffling. Why one company gets preferential treatment over others is beyond my grasp. Apple didn't always made awesome products. I digress with anyone who says that classic ipods were best mp3 players in that time. No they weren't (although they were sexiest) & one had to deal with itunes. But people gave it a chance & it slowly improved to give ipod touch (although it still has itunes).
I personally find the reason Android tablets seem to be bit lacking is due to a lot of widgets & screen movement.
My Samsung Galaxy Tab has Wallpaper but there is widget which has mini ever changing screen saver so essentially I can have Big Beautiful wallpaper & I can have mini ever changing wallpapers of my loved one. & when you slide the screen, the screen actually moves but with iPad all we see is some static wallpaper & apps. I can drag & drop after creating folder & choose what app will open it (I choose whether to use kies or not) rather than ipad dictating me to use itunes if I need to sync & drag & drop to a certain app. I don't know, I just find these things by Apple quirky & annoying. These little things make my personal experience better in Android & I will perhaps never leave them unless unfortunately they go out of business which I certainly hope not.
Sorry for a long rant ... I haven't got issues with Apple as such ... Like I said earlier whatever floats your boat ... just like to inform people that Android is not as bad as some people make it out to be & there are so many little things which make Android a great platform (& it certainly isn't tough) ... just people don't seem to be informed.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:59 AM
It's not baffeling to those who aren't blinded by "geek goggles" (See: Beer Goggles). Compared to the iPad, Android tablets overall user experience is a complete joke. The hardware is crap (yes, there are Features - lots and lots of features!), there are a dearth of apps that are optimized to take advantage of the tablet's strength in size - and those that are optimized are schizophrenic because there are so many tablet form factors to choose from.
Again, the experience is disjointed, incomplete and a mess compared to the strong, consistant and friendly experience presented by the iPad.
If you have to tell people without it being inherently obvious, might that show a problem with your assumptions and approach rather than people's impressions?
Or maybe people don't want to wade through an overall crap experience for "many little things". Again, I think you are more than willing to overlook the overall lack of polish because you value the "many little things". And that's fine - I have no problem with that. I'm happy Android is there to fill a role that obviously you value.
But realize you are in a very select minority of overall people on this planet. Most people are not enamored with technolgy for the sake of technology - these devices are tools that either enable them to get tasks done easily, or not. That doesn't make people stupid, shallow, technophobic or any other inane accusation that many geeks tend to lob around when normal people don't share the same values that they do. It just makes them different than you, that's all.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:34 PM