quote: then there are slower ICS products with a tiny fraction of the tablet developers out there.
quote: One of the major deciding factors in tablet adoption may be the segmentation of Metro apps from standard Windows desktop apps. Will developers go with Metro in the same quantities that they have with iOS? Will the customers be there?
quote: While I think Android tablets outside of low-end products from Amazon are dead, Windows 8 may be another story. Whether it will be competitive is the big question, same goes for if hardware companies provide better hardware. We'll see when it drops later this year.
quote: In August 2011, iPads delivered 97.2 percent of all tablet traffic in the U.S. iPads have also begun to account for a higher share of Internet traffic than iPhones (46.8 percent vs. 42.6 percent of all iOS device traffic).
quote: Two reasons to choose Win8 tablet over ipad:1. Flash (it matters on a tablet)2. MS Office
quote: Why are people so hung up on flash?
quote: There are nearly 60 million iPads out right now, and that number will cross 100 million this year. Just for the sake of argument, let's say that Microsoft sells the Office suite for $30. 20 million sales in the first month would amount to over half a billion in revenue, easy, and that would be just the beginning.
quote: I agree the iPad 3's experience is likely better than the Transformer Prime, but it's kind of silly to call "ICS products" "slower" when at this point there's only been two (and your probably basing your comments on the Prime).
quote: And you're overlooking Windows 8 tablets that will land later this year.
quote: If you're honest with yourself, if this exact same tablet was developed by Samsung, with a version of Android which behaved like iOS, and had the massively better app library that the iPad does - you would rant and rave about it being vastly superior to any other tablet out there. Instead, you've desperately tried to post the first comment on what was essentially a rare unbiased article to try and convince people not to buy it.
quote: And just so I'm clear, it isn't blind bashing at ICS/Honeycomb tablets, the developers and hardware simply aren't there right now.
quote: both have about 500k apps and all the best apps are available on both. ICS is WAY better than IOS for me, and as far as "faster" Apple only excelled in the GPU, not CPU. Give it a few months and there will be sevearl Android tabs that are faster. That is the glory of not being married to one single maker.
quote: I prefer the best OS and the best customization options along with the best UI, so I will go with ICS :P
quote: And if you're anti-iPad for whatever irrational reason (you hate good products, I dunno)
quote: I don't think the average consumer cares about any of that.
quote: The biggest selling point for this tablet is the number 3
quote: The event specifically said the LTE life was as long as the current iPad2 3G life, so about 9hrs. Not clear exactly how that is measured, but presumably the test is something like streaming a looped movie via LTE.
quote: On the other hand, tell someone there's a product that meets their needs just as well for $300 less, and you'll at the very least have their attention.
quote: What's all the fuzz about "Retina Display"? With It's 264 ppi not even near the iphone 4/4s 326 ppi. That one was marketed/hyped as a "retina display" (even though our eyes can perceive better resolution, not to talk about blackness levels, contrast and so on (like in superamoled+).
quote: And I also wonder about what the final gpu scores will be when using that really high resolution. If they say it is 4 times faster than the android ones, would that be that much faster even at that resolution?
quote: Retina is a term which takes into account typical distance that you hold the device from your eyes
quote: This many pixels packed this close together — 326 per inch — make graphics and text look smooth and continuous at any size .
quote: And they clearly say quote: This many pixels packed this close together — 326 per inch — make graphics and text look smooth and continuous at any size .
quote: There's one more thing. There's a minimum distance at which the human eye can focus. Apple's original definition of "retina display" was that you couldn't distinguish the pixels because they're so close together, they're indistinguishable at the minimum focusing distance . This requires a pixel density of about 300ppi. Now, they couldn't claim the same for the new iPad, so they just bent the definition instead. But by bending the definition, everything can qualify as a "retina display", so the designation looses its meaning, imho.
quote: But by bending the definition, everything can qualify as a "retina display"
quote: “It turns out there’s a magic number right around 300 pixels per inch, that when you hold something around to 10 to 12 inches away from your eyes, is the limit of the human retina to differentiate the pixels,” Jobs said.
quote: quote: “It turns out there’s a magic number right around 300 pixels per inch, that when you hold something around to 10 to 12 inches away from your eyes , is the limit of the human retina to differentiate the pixels,” Jobs said.
quote: I wish it had value, but Apple is a gimmick anyway.