My friends all have iPhones, but I have a Droid.
I aint jealouse or anything, they have theirs, I have mine.
Different people, different needs.
Stef, you have a point.
I have a ipad i love and i have a android phone i love. Maybe the right answer is why do we we need to take a side. It will be time that someone comes with a tablet that runs android and ios (dual boot?) so we can choose the hardware we like and run all software!
You are just as guilty participating in this debate than anyone else, this article is proof, since you write it in defence of Android, even though you yourself do not seem to notice.
If Arment would write exactly the same article but for the opposite party, I am sure you would not have written this.
Fanboyism is of all times. And it will never go away. Which is good, since this is where the marketing departments thrive on.
"I too have my preference and without emotional arguments I can simply observe my own behaviour" is not true. Everything everyone does is based on emotion, even if you're not aware of that. And that's also been proven: http://cl.mf72.eu/7iMv
So, no, I don't think this is discussion will ever and. And I also believe there is more than just iOS and Android - Win Mobile, WebOS. So there's even more to discuss.
But why not loving both, I have a Ipad and an Android phone and i like it like that ;-)
Okey a new Ipad would be great but for now the old one is good enough.
And it will become even more complex, the windows phone is winning marketshare bit by bit.
I read this on the toilet with my tablet. Thought it was appropriate.
Translation: Android tablets have managed to copy the iPad's hardware well enough - the easy part - but have failed to provide good software and significant third-party app choice - the hard part.
So, with similar hardware with similar capabilities selling at similar prices, why should someone choose an Android tablet over an iPad?
Only die-hard Android fans should buy this, and even most of them won't enjoy it.
Dude, why so narrow minded?
You love your iPad. Good for you.
Why is it so hard to see that other people have other needs, tastes and preferences?
The ongoing Android versus IOS debate is a moot point.
You know that shouting game? 2 groups of kids shouting which is the better color, Red or Blue?
(and FYI, scientific study shows that red seems to have the upper hand )
It's like arguing which soccer team is better, FS Barcelona or Manchester United.
Which is the better car? BMW or Mercedes ?
In fact: even more scientific studies point out that the love for all things Apple is like a religion
No point in arguing.
People are grasping at whatever they can just to defend "their side": objectivity is for the weak!
I too have my preference and without emotional arguments I can simply observe my own behaviour:
I'm not a die-hard Android fan but I'm a die-hard tablet fan.
I have both an iPad and Android tablets in various sizes.
The iPad is a very nice toy and yet: when I crash in the couch, when I'm on the train, when I'm answering nature's call in the bathroom, when I'm in a meeting ... it's an Android tablet that's with me.
As smooth and fun as the iPad may be, the Android tablets are just more functional and easier for the things I want to do.
I'm not saying an Android tablet is better, I'm saying it's better suited for me.
If mister Arment can't see why some people prefer an Android tablet over the iPad then he certainly isn't troubled with an overly broad perspective.
Oh well, each to his own.
but if we all can agree that this debate is pointless, let's avoid polluting the interwebs (and my feedreader) with such garbage and focus on building kick ass applications, shall we.
On whatever platform, using whatever technology.