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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nickstanley, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. nickstanley

    nickstanley Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I know this has been asked a million times but here I go. I am going to buy either an Ipad 4 or the Note TODAY. I have played with both and like them both. I am leaning towards the Note but I am nervous that they will eventually stop supporting the tablet. Help please. I appreciate it

  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Supportingvhw? You think ipad4 willbbe supported forever?
  3. jzebrahockey

    jzebrahockey Android Enthusiast

    Eventually they will stop supporting the tablet but I would go with what you personally like best. Do you have a need to use a stylist and the features that the Note offers or are you more of an Apple person who likes to be tied down more. I personally like Android better and would not buy an iPad. But that is my opinion. Again you need to get what you really want not what others tell you to get.
  4. Phoenix1974

    Phoenix1974 Well-Known Member

    By the time they stop supporting the Note tablet, you'll be wanting the next big thing anyway. At the moment i can't see anything outdoing it so it will be around and supported for a long time yet. After all, they have just updated it to Jellybean.
  5. nickstanley

    nickstanley Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have only owned one apple product in my life and it is a shuffle used only during runs and workouts.

    You may be right about this. I have switched to 5 different Droid Phones (thinking about making it 6). So I think you hit it right on the head with this one.

    SO what about apps? I know when the Xoom came out, there was an extreme shortage of apps. Has this changed? Any way to see which apps are available for Android tabs?
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Why not the nexus 10 if you are worried about support?

    That'll be supported for years to come
  7. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Android tablets have come a long way since the first Xoom and loads of apps have their tablet and phone versions or simply you can enable tablet UI on some. No problem with apps that I see right now and I have had Android tablets for 1.5 years now.

    It has nowhere near the functionality of the Note 10.1. Years to come, sounds awfully funny talking about electronics today and if you look at my signature, you will know why.
  8. HighFrequency

    HighFrequency Lurker

    I can't address the Ipad 4, but I have both an Ipad 2 and a Galaxy Note 10.1 and if I could only have one, it would be the Galaxy Note, no question, easy decision.

    With the Galaxy, you don't have to communicate through itunes and that is a distinct advantage. The screen is better than the ipad 2 and the S-Pen is really nice.

    I like the way Android operates better than IOS whatever.

    The main attraction of the ipad to me is that there are indeed a lot of good apps that run on it but the same can be said for the Note. I've had my ipad for about a year and a half and have only had the Note for a short time, but I already like operating it better. I will keep both because some of the ipad apps are really nice (some RF engineering stuff that I use) but if I could only have one, it would be the Galaxy Note.
  9. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    You also have to look at the accessories available.
    Being a singular device just like the iPhone the iPad is widely supported with accessories. Even Will-i-am is now developing hardware for the iPhone.
    Only this week the Gadget Show had a hardware accessory for Artists to use on both drawing paper and an iPad. It's a great piece of kit and I so wish the developer would look at Android as well.
    Audio buffs are catered for being able to add all manner of musical instruments, as is photographers, astronomers, etc etc.
    In other words don't look simply at the Tablet itself. Look at what other hardwares you may wish to add.

    This is the only reason I would consider an iPad over an Android Tablet.
  10. doug14

    doug14 Lurker

    If video playback is important - stay away from i anything TBH.

    I watch loads of downloaded stuff in big file format for high quality playback. Most of the high res files are .mkv. (Around 1GB for a 42 minute programme.) Apple wont play that format. When I tried copying it to my wife's iPad2 (via iTunes) to see if it would work, it would not even transfer via iTunes - and gave no error message. Nothing.
    As far as I can see, MX Player will play anything I can download. Quality of mkv on the Note is superb. And its simply a case of connecting to my laptop and "drag and drop" into the Note.

    Note is cheaper than the iPad2 in any case as it is
  11. womble147

    womble147 Lurker

    Depends what exactly you want to use it for, what importance you put on the screen display (ipad clearly better), whether the stylus is important to you, how much customization you plan to do etc.

    I sold an ipad (1st edition admittedly) to buy my note...just for a change really. I like the note, and use the same apps that I used on the ipad...so much the same.
  12. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast

    I'm researching the iPad 4 and Note 10.1. Love the ipad for it's looks but the Android for customization. This is strictly a "toy" :) i've yet to be able to see a Note in person but saw that the resolution was half of the iPad's! That's disappointing. Does anyone know when the Note 10.1 will be upgraded? I even liked the iPad mini but wouldn't consider it till it's upgraded with retina display. My logical side says Galaxy Note! But for looks, iPad wins. Like I said, this will be a toy, not a need or for business. What to do!
  13. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Just decide whether you are buying the toy for playing with it or looking at it then ;)

    For me there was no choice. Even the awesome screen the iPad has does not save it. I have two guys in the offic with iPads and they love the screen ,butwhen i tcomes to usability of the device it is nowhere near my Note 10.1 and they admit it openly. The have to fiddle for hours with movies to get them onto their iPads and play in the application they want. No file system available to the user etc., etc.
  14. MIKES3

    MIKES3 Newbie

    I went from a iPad 2 and got a Note 10.1 I won't go back. You're really restricted even when jailbroken.
  15. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast

    Well I have to look at it to play with it <lol>
    You guys are right. Love my Droid Razr and frankly
    I don't like Apple's "attitude" but man, I love that display
    and their graphics!
    Does anyone know when Samsung will be releasing a new model?
  16. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast

    One other thing. I can't seem to find a WHITE Note 10.1/32GB/Wifi tab. Even looked on the Samsung website. Really? That might be a deal breaker ;)
  17. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    White tablet, interesting. Very manly ;)

    Did you look for a pink case for it too ;)
  18. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast

    How did you know?!
    Now, does that look like a manly name or a manly car (avatar)? ;)
    The 16GB comes in white.
  19. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    I would not pay the premium for 32GB anyway. uSD cards are so cheap nowadays, that it is cheaper to buy 16GB Note and add a large card than a 32GB Note.
  20. Benjie

    Benjie Android Enthusiast

    I have never come close to filling a tablet up, so I went from a 32TV Acer A500 to a white Note 1 with no hesitation.
  21. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast

    Ohhhh, I never thought of that! Any drawbacks you can think of (reading from SD card vs onboard memory? Would it be a bit slower?
  22. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    Very true a 16GB is cheaper in the long run when Micro SD card memory is added.....
    However you have to take into consideration if you do choose the cheaper 16GB over a 32GB you may have issues later with storage.

    16GB may sound a lot but after the OS is taken you are left with just over 12GB on a vanilla Note 10.1
    Once you start adding Apps and their associated data you very soon start to realize the 32GB may have been a better choice.
    As an example you start off with 12GB storage remaining and install one App that consumes a mere 50MB, nothing to worry about here. However, as soon as you then load the newly installed 50MB App it then needs to download an additional 1GB of data before you can use that App. You now have less than 11GB.
    Do this several times on similar sized Apps and data and you then wish you had gone for the larger 32GB model.

    Basically it's all about choice... I am not a games player as such but I do have quite a few programs that have gigantic data requirements. A 16GB model for me would be out of the question.

    ...and if anyone is thinking uninstall an App and make room for something else; well if you do that you have to bear in mind you clear away all your saved data so coming back to the App at a later date would not only mean re-downloading the large data files again but worse you would have to start from scratch.

    Other option, root and move your Apps to SD.
  23. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast

    That's what I was wondering...could apps be loaded to and play from the SD card and would that make them slower. You need to root it first. Thanks. ANYone have ANY clue as to when Samsung will be releasing the next tab and what about the screen resolution? Is there a month they normally release these things? Or twice a year maybe?
  24. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Well since it was 3 days ago you said you wanted to buy it "today" what did you end up getting?
  25. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    No one can answer this but stay tuned to CES (Consumer Electronic Show) which should be taking place now.


    The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 begins on Tuesday, January 8
    and ends on Friday, January 11

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