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Kathryn Cave (Global) Apple or Android?

There are so many tough choices in life: McDonalds or Burger King? Coke or Pepsi?  Now the big question appears to be Apple or Android? However, like both previous issues, surely there are not only two options?

New tablets are springing up everywhere. You can’t read the technology news without hearing about the latest tablet device to hit the shelves. There is constant press on the insipient popularity of BlackBerry RIM, numerous discussions about when the Windows 8 tablet will arrive… and if so who will bring it! Not to mention plenty of column inches on potential rival contenders that have not made the headlines.

Yet despite all this, the question at the moment does always appear to be Apple versus Android, and whether or not Android can realistically catch up.  Perhaps this is little surprise – these are the biggest contenders today - and the outcome of this debate has the potential to have a serious impact on business over the next five years.  This will not only affect the apps that businesses utilize, but also the way apps are developed for business.

Evidence shows that tablet sales to businesses certainly seem to be growing. Figures from Forrester Research show businesses are likely to spend $16bn on iPads and $12bn on Macs in 2013 - in comparison to the $6bn they spent on each last year.  Gina Luk, senior analyst at analysts Strategy Analytics recently said that while sales to business currently account for only about 10% of tablet sales she expects tablet deployment and adoption will gain momentum this year. In fact she estimates that the proportion of tablets being bought by businesses will grow to 18 – 20% per cent by 2015.

On top of this, our research has shown that amongst the iPad owning business community this device has become a true work tool. We discovered that more iPad owners actually use it for work communication than those that use it for personal communication.  But what about Android owners? In a lot of ways it makes sense for Android to gradually supersede  Apple in business popularity.  This operating system is not married to one device, and most of the tablets that utilize it are far cheaper than the Apple alternative.

Last week, we ran a short poll to our readers asking whether they had a tablet device and if so, which one they use. The results were more or less as anticipated. Out of 1792 global IT and business respondents a significant 65% did own a tablet. Out of this tablet owning group 83% had the iPad, whilst Android devices amounted to 13% of our readership and other operating devices amounted to only 4%.

This was a lower percentage than the figures released by Strategy Analytics last week, which reported that Android tablets took 39% of the world tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2011; whilst Apple dominated the rest of the market on its own, taking 58% of the market during the period.

Perhaps this is testament to a ubiquity of iPads in business? Perhaps it is indicative of tablet choices amongst our readers? Where do you stand on the question of Apple versus Android? And how do you think it will impact business over the next five years?

 

Tell us what you think: either pop your comment below, or if you prefer, drop me an email at Kathryn_cave@idg.com Kathryn Cave is Editor of IDG Connect International.

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Gareth on February 03 2012

I think it's the whole Betamax vs. VHS thing all over again and as always the best product won't ultimately win, it'll be the one that can advertise best.

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Aaron on February 03 2012

We're buying iPads and Macs. We might get some Android-based ereaders, but more likely, just some entry-level ereaders, instead. The vastly superior apps, the integration, the management controls, the accessories. There is no choice.

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Chris on February 03 2012

I disagree with Gareth on the comparison (VHS vs Beta), but I do agree on advertising. I prefer to call it Apple's superior user experience. All Apple products are designed with a unified experience in mind. Call it closed if you want, but everything works, all the time (usually). Somewhere there's a statistic about Apple's ability to cross-sell a first time Apple customer into their other products. No other tech company can claim that level of success.

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Brian on February 03 2012

Where does even the staunchest Apple hater get off thinking that there is a 'battle' for the tablet space? There is the iPad, and there is really nothing even comparable. And what there is (android) is nothing but a lame copy of iPad. Anything that came before the iPad is totally inconsequential, and anything that has come after (so far) is just a badly done iPad rip-off. (Android). I have to credit MSFT for (after years of trying to live down their rip-off of Macintosh, wishing and hoping they would 'just go out of business') that they are TRYING to do something ORIGINAL for ONCE. That being said, I think Metro is basically garbage. Windows 8 had better be their best ever gen 1.0 product, and on time for once. I don't think it's smart to write off MSFT, because they have shown an uncanny ability to rip off existing technologies and monopolize them -- even going so far as to make otherwise intelligent people think that the MSFT product is 'open' when the truth is, once you go MSFT you lose all choice except what crappy assembler you get your generic hardware (specified by MSFT) from. But, I don't see MSFT holding on to the computer market, let alone taking any ground in the tablet market (which is huge and will be MUCH bigger than the PC market.)

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Jennifer on February 03 2012

In the enterprise, we have spent the last couple decades working with Microsoft to perfect our Windows infrastuctures for security and management. With the rush of mobility coming in, Apple is the only vendor who's mobile OS security/App Store curation/Hardware Encryption/Enterprise Management is even worth considering. If anyone else is to rival Apple in the mobile space for enterprise, they will have to compete on these terms. Microsoft? Android's whole ecosystem is just too much of a Wild West, and unlike our Windows systems, we don't have any substantial measures we can take to secure it.

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Carol Berry on February 03 2012

As an iPad user (for 3 years) who also happens to have an Android tablet (purchased only for eReading) there is no question that the iPad is easier to use and has better apps, even when they are the same apps as on an Android. Just like on the Mac, the experience is more transparent, more immersive. You feel that you yourself are actually doing something on the iPad, the device itself becomes invisible. Android is like a PC, you can get it to do things for you, but you always feel the interface and is less direct and intuitive.

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Stewart Twombly on February 03 2012

The iPad was realised in April 2010, so I find it hard to believe you've been using it for 3 years. People want a device thats all bells and whistles, but the Android has plenty to offer too.

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Peter Gruetter on February 04 2012

Yes ... it's evident, isn't it?

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Andy Dickens on February 04 2012

I always find it amusing when fanbois of any flavour accuse their chosen hated company of doing the precise thing that their supported company does. In this case, Apple has displayed "an uncanny ability to rip off existing technologies and monopolize them" to create the iPhone. As a 15 year computer professional (with experience in all but bias to none) of Apple, UNIX, Linux & Windows systems, I am quite aware of which systems are open or closed. Windows has by far the largest share of 3rd party software vendors, and Apple has by far the most closed ecosystem. This is not an opinion, it is just plain fact. The tablet market is not going to exceed the PC market anytime soon; Apple shipped 15 million ipads in 2011, versus a global PC market of over 120 million.

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Rasmus Westerlin on February 06 2012

I have an Acer Iconia 500 and an iPad 2 and each of the products have their advantages. I hope Android will get more terrain because of the openess - but I guess people will remain short sighted and focus on the evident smoothness of iPad. I must say I fancy the flexibility of Android - the widgets - the ease at which I can access it and I believe performance is quite good. If Google will be successfull disciplining the Android Markets there might be a chance. But off course - then there are Windows 8. Anyways what stand do all the hardware vendors take - it is really them, who stands to loose if either Apple or Windows/Nokia wins the race,

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el savante on February 07 2012

In 1982 PC pioneer S.Jobs recognized that the MS/Intel forces would win the battle for PC world dominance. Apple well might disappear entirely. In a brilliant counterstroke marked by the 1984 hammer throw, jobs positioned Apples products in a tiny but lucrative niche.Artists, hollywoodies, hair dressers, teachers and other left handed, right brained anti-establishment types would pay a premium for Products that made them feel set apart from the hoi paloi. Now the pioneers are again under siege. This time their hands are tied because they no longer design and manufacture their products. Indeed often their own suppliers are their competition. It will be interesting to see what self preservation strategies Apple will employ this time. Can they count on their cadre of elitists to rescue them once more by becoming the "Gucci" of phones and tablets? we'll see.

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AmandaM on February 08 2012

I have to laugh when I read the Apple vs Android. In my opinion once you try an Apple product after having other products it becomes evident who has well thought out products. My Imac just works. I am constantly fighting with the other PC's in my home but never my Mac. My Android phone gave me fits. I switched to an Iphone and it just works. No hassle, no fuss, I need it and it works. When Microsoft or Android or someone else can show me theirs works I will think about coming back. Otherwise I'm an Apple person.

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Jeff on February 08 2012

I get so sick of hearing for those overly devoted Apple lovers about how far superior the product is...really? I agree, the user interface/experience is better. But the whole "it just works" thing doesn't fly. Neither Microsoft or Apple corners the market on devices that just work. I have had to reset my iPad 2 at least twice now for various issues. I don't consider having to wipe and reload the whole system a "just works" scenario. The fact that the first round of Apple 4 phones didn't "just work" if you didn't have them in a case because you were blocking the signal is a fail as well. I'm not a hater of either. I use them both and I like them both and they both have issues. Let's not elevate one or the other to something they are not. They are electronic devices and prone to failure.

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Paul on February 08 2012

I agree with Jennifer. The cost to business of security (anti-virus, trojans, malware, etc.) is huge. If Apple shows that they can avoid much of this cost via their closed app store businesses will begin to realize the savings. IMO the entire security issue as described is far more costly than it should be. Hackers and other computer criminals have made a huge business. Apple could cripple them with their application approval process, and in my book that should seal the deal! Given that this is also on the best tablet ever designed the choice is clear. Apple could license their OS, with the appropriate agreements, and not lose as they did in the past because the potential market is so vast. Android will never get the success of Apple, I think, because of the cost.

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Mark Tassin on February 08 2012

My android phone. Reliable, and it's mine. If I don't like the way my OS works, I can change it (or more likely find a different flavor somebody else changed). You know what also works? My Motorola Xoom Tablet. You'll get that beautiful peace of work only out of my cold dead hands.

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SteveF101 on February 08 2012

Current trends are relatively meaningless. Apple was only preferred currently because it was first out of the gate and has the best bang for the buck, more apps, a better user experience, etc. Once the Windows 8 tablets hit the market later this year and into next will the real tablet choices in the workplace become apparent. The ability to connect to workplace network shares, copy files, run Office applications, etc. will for the most part replace the iPad in the workforce for most professionals. The iPad will likely be cheaper and still preferred by some who primarily use it for consumption and e-mail tasks and that will be the Android Apple competition.

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Vic Landa on February 08 2012

While Apple has learned from their experience with Mac vs. PC, in time just like with the Mac, the number of developers and the number of hardware alternatives will win. The ramp this time will be much slower but by 2015 or 2016, there will parity between iPad and Android. Thereafter, Android will be the dominate OS. Different this time however, the development community has learned to be multi-platform so there will be ample market size for both.

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Goodbye Apple on February 08 2012

Seriously, people, WAKE UP. You are never going to design a house using Autocad on an iPad or a mac. You are never going to write a serious code on an iPad or mac. Companies have billions of dollars invested in propriety software that they are not going to simply abandon to be part of the flavor of the week. Business owners are concerned with one thing, the bottom line. Only an idiot would spend $1200 on a mac when he can by a PC with better specs for half the cost. One of the reasons that VHS “won” over beta was because they marketed their products at a discount. Remember, to go Apple, you have to buy their hardware, their software, their religion. No, it is not going to be anytime soon. The iPad is great for communication (email, text, news), but as an accountant, we will never run UltraTax or Quickbooks on an iPad.

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Marco on February 08 2012

I liked my apple iphone, however I was highly disappointed with its screen size and not being able to run flash, so I traded for a samsung galaxy II. I have been a pc guy forever, and have never been attracted to little Macs.

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trw188 on February 08 2012

For simplicity you cannot beat an apple product. I am a split personality when it comes to tablets thougb. Cost vs effectiveness. Cost wins. Right now I think the tablet is still evolving so I chose the droid.

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Chris on February 08 2012

This is what I think about iPad/iPhone vs Android devices. Apple's IOS gets updated and is supported on all devices, iPod, iPhone, and iPad on all generations. If you buy an Android device the OS only gets updated or supported as long as they still sell that device. Unless your a programer and have the OS source code, good luck adding new features or fixing bugs on your Android device when they no longer sell it. I don't believe that Android devices have a long life cycle.

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neil weiss on February 08 2012

I am trying to use the Galaxy Tablet for downloading factory brochures and pictures to share with clients. I haven't been able to set up a usable format. I am very jealous of all the success the IPad owners are having with their product

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Pete on February 09 2012

1. Apple sold 15.4 million iPads 4th quarter 2011 ( not in the year 2011 ) & 40.5 million iPads for the year. Check their financial reports. And, Apple quotes 'sold'. The Android vendors quote 'shipped' and hide their returns well in their financial statements. There is a world of difference between sold and shipped. Motorola shipped a million tablets in the 4th quarter. It would be lucky to have sold 200,000. Amazon shipped over 10 million Kindles. Analysts estimates range between 3 and 5 million sold. Apple shipped 15.4 million and sold 15.4 million. It could have sold more if it had manufactured more. 2. Smartphones are more powerful than the original IBM PC. And, smartphones did outsell PCs this year. 3. If the difference between open and closed include open to malware and viruses versus closed to them give me the closed system any day. I've seen estimates that 40% to 50% of the Android apps are or contain malware/viruses. 4. Apple makes a profit and a big one on iPad sales. I don't see anyone making money on Android sales other than the malware and virus generators. Kindles are sold as a loss leader ( $5 to $10 less than the components cost which doesn't count assembly ) and they come the closest from what I read. The viability of the vendor is an important consideration. I don't think that many of the Android vendors are going to be in that business that long. 5. Andy, A word of advice from those of us who were coding IBM Assemble Language for a living 40 years ago and coding on UNIX 30 years ago - Don't be so full of yourself and get your facts straight.

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Steve on February 09 2012

Gets little attention but it's the best tablet for business right now. http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet/4505-3126_7-34848148.html

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RUDY on February 10 2012

It does seem somewhat conspiratorial that there are only two contenders for the TOP spot of the i Pad market (how about that, I did not allow a space between i&P and spell check corrected it right away) I believe that we are becoming to dependent on the technology. We seem to have our heads so far up the ass of the TECH boom, we can no longer see the tree for the forest. In a restaurant I recently noticed 2 people conversing with each other across the table with their i Phones. I exchange greeting with people on the street, they don't hear me, THEY ARE CONNECTED. PAX VOBISCUM.

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Gareth on February 03 2012

I think it's the whole Betamax vs. VHS thing all over again and as always the best product won't ultimately win, it'll be the one that can advertise best.

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Aaron on February 03 2012

We're buying iPads and Macs. We might get some Android-based ereaders, but more likely, just some entry-level ereaders, instead. The vastly superior apps, the integration, the management controls, the accessories. There is no choice.

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Chris on February 03 2012

I disagree with Gareth on the comparison (VHS vs Beta), but I do agree on advertising. I prefer to call it Apple's superior user experience. All Apple products are designed with a unified experience in mind. Call it closed if you want, but everything works, all the time (usually). Somewhere there's a statistic about Apple's ability to cross-sell a first time Apple customer into their other products. No other tech company can claim that level of success.

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Brian on February 03 2012

Where does even the staunchest Apple hater get off thinking that there is a 'battle' for the tablet space? There is the iPad, and there is really nothing even comparable. And what there is (android) is nothing but a lame copy of iPad. Anything that came before the iPad is totally inconsequential, and anything that has come after (so far) is just a badly done iPad rip-off. (Android). I have to credit MSFT for (after years of trying to live down their rip-off of Macintosh, wishing and hoping they would 'just go out of business') that they are TRYING to do something ORIGINAL for ONCE. That being said, I think Metro is basically garbage. Windows 8 had better be their best ever gen 1.0 product, and on time for once. I don't think it's smart to write off MSFT, because they have shown an uncanny ability to rip off existing technologies and monopolize them -- even going so far as to make otherwise intelligent people think that the MSFT product is 'open' when the truth is, once you go MSFT you lose all choice except what crappy assembler you get your generic hardware (specified by MSFT) from. But, I don't see MSFT holding on to the computer market, let alone taking any ground in the tablet market (which is huge and will be MUCH bigger than the PC market.)

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Jennifer on February 03 2012

In the enterprise, we have spent the last couple decades working with Microsoft to perfect our Windows infrastuctures for security and management. With the rush of mobility coming in, Apple is the only vendor who's mobile OS security/App Store curation/Hardware Encryption/Enterprise Management is even worth considering. If anyone else is to rival Apple in the mobile space for enterprise, they will have to compete on these terms. Microsoft? Android's whole ecosystem is just too much of a Wild West, and unlike our Windows systems, we don't have any substantial measures we can take to secure it.

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Carol Berry on February 03 2012

As an iPad user (for 3 years) who also happens to have an Android tablet (purchased only for eReading) there is no question that the iPad is easier to use and has better apps, even when they are the same apps as on an Android. Just like on the Mac, the experience is more transparent, more immersive. You feel that you yourself are actually doing something on the iPad, the device itself becomes invisible. Android is like a PC, you can get it to do things for you, but you always feel the interface and is less direct and intuitive.

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Stewart Twombly on February 03 2012

The iPad was realised in April 2010, so I find it hard to believe you've been using it for 3 years. People want a device thats all bells and whistles, but the Android has plenty to offer too.

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Peter Gruetter on February 04 2012

Yes ... it's evident, isn't it?

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Andy Dickens on February 04 2012

I always find it amusing when fanbois of any flavour accuse their chosen hated company of doing the precise thing that their supported company does. In this case, Apple has displayed "an uncanny ability to rip off existing technologies and monopolize them" to create the iPhone. As a 15 year computer professional (with experience in all but bias to none) of Apple, UNIX, Linux & Windows systems, I am quite aware of which systems are open or closed. Windows has by far the largest share of 3rd party software vendors, and Apple has by far the most closed ecosystem. This is not an opinion, it is just plain fact. The tablet market is not going to exceed the PC market anytime soon; Apple shipped 15 million ipads in 2011, versus a global PC market of over 120 million.

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Rasmus Westerlin on February 06 2012

I have an Acer Iconia 500 and an iPad 2 and each of the products have their advantages. I hope Android will get more terrain because of the openess - but I guess people will remain short sighted and focus on the evident smoothness of iPad. I must say I fancy the flexibility of Android - the widgets - the ease at which I can access it and I believe performance is quite good. If Google will be successfull disciplining the Android Markets there might be a chance. But off course - then there are Windows 8. Anyways what stand do all the hardware vendors take - it is really them, who stands to loose if either Apple or Windows/Nokia wins the race,

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el savante on February 07 2012

In 1982 PC pioneer S.Jobs recognized that the MS/Intel forces would win the battle for PC world dominance. Apple well might disappear entirely. In a brilliant counterstroke marked by the 1984 hammer throw, jobs positioned Apples products in a tiny but lucrative niche.Artists, hollywoodies, hair dressers, teachers and other left handed, right brained anti-establishment types would pay a premium for Products that made them feel set apart from the hoi paloi. Now the pioneers are again under siege. This time their hands are tied because they no longer design and manufacture their products. Indeed often their own suppliers are their competition. It will be interesting to see what self preservation strategies Apple will employ this time. Can they count on their cadre of elitists to rescue them once more by becoming the "Gucci" of phones and tablets? we'll see.

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AmandaM on February 08 2012

I have to laugh when I read the Apple vs Android. In my opinion once you try an Apple product after having other products it becomes evident who has well thought out products. My Imac just works. I am constantly fighting with the other PC's in my home but never my Mac. My Android phone gave me fits. I switched to an Iphone and it just works. No hassle, no fuss, I need it and it works. When Microsoft or Android or someone else can show me theirs works I will think about coming back. Otherwise I'm an Apple person.

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Jeff on February 08 2012

I get so sick of hearing for those overly devoted Apple lovers about how far superior the product is...really? I agree, the user interface/experience is better. But the whole "it just works" thing doesn't fly. Neither Microsoft or Apple corners the market on devices that just work. I have had to reset my iPad 2 at least twice now for various issues. I don't consider having to wipe and reload the whole system a "just works" scenario. The fact that the first round of Apple 4 phones didn't "just work" if you didn't have them in a case because you were blocking the signal is a fail as well. I'm not a hater of either. I use them both and I like them both and they both have issues. Let's not elevate one or the other to something they are not. They are electronic devices and prone to failure.

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Paul on February 08 2012

I agree with Jennifer. The cost to business of security (anti-virus, trojans, malware, etc.) is huge. If Apple shows that they can avoid much of this cost via their closed app store businesses will begin to realize the savings. IMO the entire security issue as described is far more costly than it should be. Hackers and other computer criminals have made a huge business. Apple could cripple them with their application approval process, and in my book that should seal the deal! Given that this is also on the best tablet ever designed the choice is clear. Apple could license their OS, with the appropriate agreements, and not lose as they did in the past because the potential market is so vast. Android will never get the success of Apple, I think, because of the cost.

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Mark Tassin on February 08 2012

My android phone. Reliable, and it's mine. If I don't like the way my OS works, I can change it (or more likely find a different flavor somebody else changed). You know what also works? My Motorola Xoom Tablet. You'll get that beautiful peace of work only out of my cold dead hands.

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SteveF101 on February 08 2012

Current trends are relatively meaningless. Apple was only preferred currently because it was first out of the gate and has the best bang for the buck, more apps, a better user experience, etc. Once the Windows 8 tablets hit the market later this year and into next will the real tablet choices in the workplace become apparent. The ability to connect to workplace network shares, copy files, run Office applications, etc. will for the most part replace the iPad in the workforce for most professionals. The iPad will likely be cheaper and still preferred by some who primarily use it for consumption and e-mail tasks and that will be the Android Apple competition.

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Vic Landa on February 08 2012

While Apple has learned from their experience with Mac vs. PC, in time just like with the Mac, the number of developers and the number of hardware alternatives will win. The ramp this time will be much slower but by 2015 or 2016, there will parity between iPad and Android. Thereafter, Android will be the dominate OS. Different this time however, the development community has learned to be multi-platform so there will be ample market size for both.

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Goodbye Apple on February 08 2012

Seriously, people, WAKE UP. You are never going to design a house using Autocad on an iPad or a mac. You are never going to write a serious code on an iPad or mac. Companies have billions of dollars invested in propriety software that they are not going to simply abandon to be part of the flavor of the week. Business owners are concerned with one thing, the bottom line. Only an idiot would spend $1200 on a mac when he can by a PC with better specs for half the cost. One of the reasons that VHS “won” over beta was because they marketed their products at a discount. Remember, to go Apple, you have to buy their hardware, their software, their religion. No, it is not going to be anytime soon. The iPad is great for communication (email, text, news), but as an accountant, we will never run UltraTax or Quickbooks on an iPad.

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Marco on February 08 2012

I liked my apple iphone, however I was highly disappointed with its screen size and not being able to run flash, so I traded for a samsung galaxy II. I have been a pc guy forever, and have never been attracted to little Macs.

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trw188 on February 08 2012

For simplicity you cannot beat an apple product. I am a split personality when it comes to tablets thougb. Cost vs effectiveness. Cost wins. Right now I think the tablet is still evolving so I chose the droid.

no-images

Chris on February 08 2012

This is what I think about iPad/iPhone vs Android devices. Apple's IOS gets updated and is supported on all devices, iPod, iPhone, and iPad on all generations. If you buy an Android device the OS only gets updated or supported as long as they still sell that device. Unless your a programer and have the OS source code, good luck adding new features or fixing bugs on your Android device when they no longer sell it. I don't believe that Android devices have a long life cycle.

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neil weiss on February 08 2012

I am trying to use the Galaxy Tablet for downloading factory brochures and pictures to share with clients. I haven't been able to set up a usable format. I am very jealous of all the success the IPad owners are having with their product

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Pete on February 09 2012

1. Apple sold 15.4 million iPads 4th quarter 2011 ( not in the year 2011 ) & 40.5 million iPads for the year. Check their financial reports. And, Apple quotes 'sold'. The Android vendors quote 'shipped' and hide their returns well in their financial statements. There is a world of difference between sold and shipped. Motorola shipped a million tablets in the 4th quarter. It would be lucky to have sold 200,000. Amazon shipped over 10 million Kindles. Analysts estimates range between 3 and 5 million sold. Apple shipped 15.4 million and sold 15.4 million. It could have sold more if it had manufactured more. 2. Smartphones are more powerful than the original IBM PC. And, smartphones did outsell PCs this year. 3. If the difference between open and closed include open to malware and viruses versus closed to them give me the closed system any day. I've seen estimates that 40% to 50% of the Android apps are or contain malware/viruses. 4. Apple makes a profit and a big one on iPad sales. I don't see anyone making money on Android sales other than the malware and virus generators. Kindles are sold as a loss leader ( $5 to $10 less than the components cost which doesn't count assembly ) and they come the closest from what I read. The viability of the vendor is an important consideration. I don't think that many of the Android vendors are going to be in that business that long. 5. Andy, A word of advice from those of us who were coding IBM Assemble Language for a living 40 years ago and coding on UNIX 30 years ago - Don't be so full of yourself and get your facts straight.

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Steve on February 09 2012

Gets little attention but it's the best tablet for business right now. http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/lenovo-thinkpad-tablet/4505-3126_7-34848148.html

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RUDY on February 10 2012

It does seem somewhat conspiratorial that there are only two contenders for the TOP spot of the i Pad market (how about that, I did not allow a space between i&P and spell check corrected it right away) I believe that we are becoming to dependent on the technology. We seem to have our heads so far up the ass of the TECH boom, we can no longer see the tree for the forest. In a restaurant I recently noticed 2 people conversing with each other across the table with their i Phones. I exchange greeting with people on the street, they don't hear me, THEY ARE CONNECTED. PAX VOBISCUM.

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