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lisa.nexus.one
07-06-2010, 08:39 AM
So ive been waiting for Notion Ink's Adam to come out before i jump into the tablet market. But with their delay and all the new apps being made for the iPad ive got to say im starting to think i might end up buying the damn thing. A lot of the android tablets are looking to be a little better than the iPad feature wise, but there are just SO many companies focused on making apps for the ipad that i fear android might never catch up. Every day im reading about new apps born for the apple market.

Anyway my biggest pet peeve with apples products has been that awful itunes, i got an ipod for my daughter about 2 years ago and was really surprised when i couldnt just drag and drop files like i could with my generic mp3 player.

it was so annoying to have to install itunes onto my computer just so she could load music onto her player. I've never understood why they made it that way, its just SO unnecessary.

i also know my friend uses itunes to transfer stuff to her iphone, im not sure if its necessary to do it this way or she just prefers to do it this way, i didnt ask.

SO what i wanna know is, will i be able to drag and drop files to an ipad like i can with my phone?! Surely apple cant be this popular and still be forcing people to use itunes

Backnblack
07-06-2010, 11:16 AM
Hop over to iPad Forum (http://www.ipadforums.net/)

Might get answers there quicker.....

Nobby
07-06-2010, 11:26 AM
HAD one, never been so happy and so disappointed in my life. I imported with the help of a few people and i was so looking forward to it, for all its pros it has double the cons imho, should have waited for a good android tablet :( and im pretty sure it still depends on itunes

FC1032
10-25-2010, 04:18 AM
Hello!

I too am waiting for the Notion Ink :) its a great overall package, but the wait has been a bit too long. I'm also starting to doubt and have decided that if by the end of the year (or before my next semester starts) it isn't realised I'll need to buy another android tablet.

So far the best Android tablet IMO is the archos 101. Some simple specs: froyo, 1ghz cpu, 256 mb ram (pretty much its only weakness), 10 inch screen. Battery life is similar to Ipad, but it is much cheaper (dont remember exactly, i think it was about 400USD?)

It doesn't come with android market, but there are many ways to sideload apps and get market access. This is probably one of the better android tablets around (there is also the galaxy tab...)

There are some very good points about the ipad and some pretty bad points too.
* Its definitely well supported in both hardware and software with apps and accessories
* great for travelling (light and long battery life)
* intuitive for other ios users
- No usb ports, sd card
- is printing possible yet? (No i'm serious, not mocking it!)
- No camera
- no flash
- isn't as customisable. I would love to see beautiful widgets on large screen!
- (personally) I dislike itunes... but when i helped set up my friends phone, it was the only way to get files to and from the phone

It all comes down to whether you can wait. With news that gingerbread is around the corner, there will be a flood of better android tablets a month or two later.

Beer Goggles
10-25-2010, 09:51 AM
You don't need iTunes to work with music on an iPod. MediaMonkey is a great windows app that has no problems transferring music to and FROM the iPod. Also, there are many Linux apps that will do the same.

I don't know about the iPad.

Whitiker
04-24-2011, 10:11 PM
You don't need iTunes work with music on an iPod. MediaMonkey is a great windows app that has no problems transferring music and FROM the iPod. Also, there are many Linux apps that will do the same.

I don't know about the iPad.


HAD one, never been so happy and so disappointed in my life. I imported with the help of a few people and i was so looking forward to it, for all its pros it has double the cons imho, should have waited for a good android tablet and im pretty sure it still depends on itunes

VydorScope
04-25-2011, 05:46 AM
Considering one... but the one that has my attention the most right now is the Asus Transformer. Just wish Android would hurry up and catch up to iOS features/stability in the tablet world.

mattmkalb
05-30-2011, 05:13 PM
Considering one... but the one that has my attention the most right now is the Asus Transformer. Just wish Android would hurry up and catch up to iOS features/stability in the tablet world.

I have used nothing but Asus products for the past 5 years and these devices never fail on you. I would love to test one out as they get released. :bike4_smilie:

VydorScope
05-31-2011, 09:42 PM
Considering system (http://www.myhomewealthsystemreview.net/)... but the one that has my attention the most right now is the Asus Transformer. Just wish Android would hurry up and catch up to iOS features/stability in the tablet world.

I have used nothing but Asus products for the past 5 years and these devices never fail on you. I would love to test one out as they get released. :bike4_smilie:

I have the transformer now, and the dock, very happy with it so far. :)

WERA689
05-31-2011, 10:18 PM
Crap! Where'd you find the dock???

VydorScope
05-31-2011, 10:26 PM
Crap! Where'd you find the dock???

Hate to admit it... but a spammer posted a link on android central that actually ended up being a Amazon referral store... so got the Dock from Amazon for the normal retail price... and the spammer got the credit. I was rushing so much to buy while it was in stock, did not think to look at anything other then "Amazon Prime Eligible" and "Fulfilled by Amazon" :D

VydorScope
05-31-2011, 10:27 PM
Oh... just got the 3.1 update too.... ;)

VydorScope
06-02-2011, 06:35 AM
As of this post the 32GB Asus TF AND dock are in stock at newegg...

WERA689
06-02-2011, 06:28 PM
Now I just need to get some cash in stock in my wallet. xD

VydorScope
06-02-2011, 06:30 PM
Now I just need to get some cash in stock in my wallet. xD


I have around 0.0249 bitcoins... wonder how far that will get me ;)

WERA689
06-03-2011, 12:57 AM
Now I just need to get some cash in stock in my wallet. xD


I have around 0.0249 bitcoins... wonder how far that will get me ;)

Farther than me! :rofl3::oilleak:

FC1032
06-04-2011, 09:01 PM
Ended up getting a galaxy tab last year :)

While its smaller than an Ipad, I found it very portable and usable (but I have to admit the on screen keyboard on the Ipad in horizontal is actually quite good).

My only gripe is a lack of USB and accessories like the Ipad. But with the good options available now like the transformer and other galaxy tab sizes, lack of accessories isn't that much of a problem anymore.

Melancon
06-29-2011, 02:33 PM
I tried out the iPad a couple of days ago and I liked it. These tabletty things are handy.

cbroberts2010
08-20-2011, 12:52 PM
I am totally in love with my nexus one still. I've raved about android so much everyone in the office got one. So it behooves me that one of the partners just up and gave me an iPad 2 for bringing so many new clients to our firm. Anyway, what was I to do? Say thanks, but I prefer android? No.....I graciously accepted and it is not that bad. I got it skinned, I can tinker with it. I will probably end up jail breaking it but they have this tethered jailbreak right now, which totally ruins it for me. Anyway, would it be appropriate for me to trade it in? Lol!!!! Maybe I will trade for iPad 3 or the next generation android tablet. I mean it would still be basically free. Right ??? Lol!!!