Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:45 PM
I do find it odd that neither side talked about reliability, they lightly mentioned ease of use. I would consider an ipad mini, because its easier to integrate into the apple ecosystem that I have. I can't speak to the durability of the nexus tablet, my last android tablet lasted about 6 months before it had clear signs of wear and battery issues started to arise, something that I believe apple replaces for free (battery issues that is). The last time I used the android system was with the original moto droid, and honeycomb on an acer tablet. Crashing and restarts was something I remember running into a lot (granted those were earlier stages, but I still hear about those types of issues) I have no doubt that durability would be in favor of the ipad mini, iOS rarely if ever gives me problems.. And they didn't stress enough the quality of apps you find on the apple app store. Again I can't speak to the latest versions of android, but in the past google allowed you to install apps that may not be intended for your device, because the os is open source, anyone can make a device that supports it, customize there dimensions and then create and app that truely only works well for that product. With apple there is more of a wall, they don't go as far as to not allow you to install apps made for the iPhone, but they make it harder to find them.
I guess to sum it all up: If you have other apple products that you want to share content with, elected to use itunes to purchase and manage your music ( and intend to put said music on your tablet ), Are expecting an easy, streamlined and efficient experience when it comes to the app store, movies and any other content, and are expecting to find support, and durability (durability as in 5 years from now the tablet still looks new ) then the ipad mini is the clear choice, Yes the resolution has been the talk of the town, but its still an apple screen ( or maybe i should say samsung ).
If you are looking to save money, plan on customizing the software, developing apps for yourself or your friends, (i'm not sure about how it links with other android devices, its been awhile ) then the nexus 7 is a good choice.
it's just in my experience when it comes to quality, or customer support when the quality is subpar, apple is the way to go. But again, I havent used the nexus 7, nor the ipad mini. Just apple products and android products respectively.