Difference between Apple iPad and Google Tablet
The Apple iPad is one of the most anticipated mobile computing devices to have hit the scene in recent years, although it is not without its share of competitors. The most worthy opponent seems to be the Google Tablet, and already numerous comparisons have been made between the two innovative products. Here is yet another one, and it just may help you decide which one to choose.
Like many of the company’s products, the Apple iPad offers a very attractive design, and the tablet concept is undoubtedly quite innovative. The iPad’s design stands in marked contrast to the bulky laptop paradigm, and users who have struggled with the unwieldy keyboard design are sure to take to it in droves. The iPad is also made a lot more convenient and easier to use thanks to its multi-touch UI.
The Google Tablet is considerably handier than a laptop as well, although it is not nearly as sleek and portable as the iPad. Nevertheless, it offers enough of a departure from the traditional laptop design that new users should be eager to try it out.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the Apple iPad is its inability to read Flash content. While many technophiles feel that Flash is on the way out, there is no denying that the iPad’s omission of this compatibility will hinder its flexibility somewhat. Many users of such products will no doubt be disappointed to find out that they simply will not be able to access flash based sites and sites with plenty of video content will just not be the same on the iPad.
The Google Tablet will offer similar functionality to a laptop however, given its onboard Chrome OS. Of course this also means that the Google Tablet will be prone to variances in content reliability, although most users probably won't mind too much given all the functionality that the device offers.
The fact that the iPad is basically a closed system is also a mixed blessing of sorts. Potential users will likely balk at the fact that the only way to get applications into the unit is by way of the company’s App Store, although this will of course ensure a much greater degree of reliability and compatibility. The Google Tablet on the other hand uses an open platform, which means a lot more flexibility that its users are sure to appreciate and take advantage of. As to whether or not this issue will cause you to favor one or the other is dependent on your particular needs and preferences.
- Attractive design
- True multi touch display
- Comes with a pen/stylus input
- Can only be loaded via Apple’s iTunes/App Store
- Cannot read/display Flash content
- Poised to capture the low-end tablet market
- A lot cheaper than the iPad
- Open platform
- Offers numerous options in applications and programs