quote: And there is absolutely nothing like AirPlay on Android right now. Tapping a couple of buttons and suddenly seeing wireless video on your TV (if you have an Apple TV) or your music on your speakers is something.
quote: I think the real fight for both will be when Windows 8 drops
quote: I can already tell you what the Android fans are thinking:
quote: Direct HDMI is also absolutely moot. You need to buy a cable if you want to go wired anyways, and Apple's cable not only delivers HDMI but keeps the tablet powered.
quote: Tablets are all about apps. You don't stare at your home screen for five minutes, you use apps.
quote: And, as for the quad-core processor... well, Anandtech's own benchmarks (mostly 3D) showed an iPad 2 already outrunning a Transformer Prime. Go quad-core on graphics and double the RAM and Apple's sitting in the stratosphere somewhere. Specs can matter, but don't believe the "bigger numbers are always better" myth -- it's what you're doing with the cores you've got that means the most.
quote: I was at Mobile World Congress. I used the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2. Used Toshiba's new 7-inch tablet, Acer's quad-core Iconia Tab A700 and A510. Co-worker tried the new ASUS tablets. None of them scream out that you must buy them over an iPad; they're either extremely conservative tablets that are dead in the water (Samsung) or no better than a Transformer Prime, which is nice but not that exciting. They don't have the apps, they don't have the responsiveness, and they certainly don't have that display.
quote: So does MHL on my HTC sensation.
quote: No, I stare at my home screen for a few moments to see if I need to go into my apps vs. going into each app to check stuff.
quote: After 60FPS you won't notice the difference. I'm not playing 3d games on tablets either, that's a waste of time. As long as it can do 1080p video, I don't care.
quote: It's obvious you are an apple fanboi. We're not. It's a good product, but ever since apple arbitrarily killed google voice for no reason whatsoever, plus their endless lawsuits, I chose never to support apple. EVER.
quote: The fact that other devices do this is irrelevant. His point was that you can connect the iPad to a TV using HDMI, to disprove the argument sometimes made against iPad that you can't.
quote: It wasn't just Google voice they killed, it was numerous voice applications - and it was arguably largely influenced by AT&T. Either way, disliking Apple for that, while you're entitled to do it, is why it's obvious you're an Android fanboy and an Apple hater. That blinds your judgement.
quote: No, it was to address the fact I get charged while I use MHL on my phone just like the ipad
quote: Sorry if I stopped liking a company for irrationally banning apps on the whim of SJ's crusade against google or for suing over rounded rectangles. I already said the ipad is a good product, but I guess that still makes me a fanboi and hater.
quote: Right. That's why they approved it in the first place, ATT is on record as NOT banning it, didn't ban it on any other phone, makes no sense to ban it since it uses normal phone minutes anyhow, and the biggest reason of all, is apple's reason: "We haven't banned Google voice, we are studying it."
quote: they don't have the responsiveness
quote: have you used iPad? it's soooo much more responsive you are the one who is delusional.
quote: And about 2.8 million people bought Apple TVs in 2011; another million or so of the current generation in 2010, and more in 2012. Several times more than Google TV or any other networked media hub
quote: there's zero question that certain companies were simply trying to freeload off of Apple's work...Notice that big, central, iPhone-like home button
quote: And limiting a benchmark to the screens refresh rate is just insane. If it can't go any faster, then how the hell has my monitor been able to display 200+ FPS for oh, forever?
quote: Adobe is dropping mobile Flash because it joined Apple in seeing that HTML5 is superior. Dead argument.
quote: However, HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.
quote: 4. The overall bar for apps is still higher, sorry. Not to mention that Google's mobile VP Andy Rubin openly despises tablet-native apps; he only wants universal apps, and he does nothing to help you find tablet-native apps on Google Play. Which platform as a tablet developer would you rather support?
quote: "But it doesn't have widgets, theoretically more freedom with apps, a microSD slot, or a quad-core processor! It's inherently inferior!"