A couple of years ago I faced the the iOs vs. Android dilemma when shopping for a tablet. I eventually went with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 over the iPad. It's a decision I've regretted pretty much ever since. The touchscreen integration and UI on the Galaxy Tab is a poor imitation of that which other extended family members enjoy on their iPads. The various keyboards are clunkier to operate, the predictive text and auto punctuation features are unreliable and not particularly user friendly and even simple things like cutting and pasting don't work consistently across different applications. Surfing the 'net is notoriously unstable with pages routinely closing for no reason. It was probably a year before I could purchase a movie online and view it on my Tab. If you want to buy an app, the reviews are of limited use because most folks are simply focused on compatibility issues wondering whether the app will work on their particular platform running whatever flavor of the Android OS they might have. Having Flash was certainly nice in the beginning. Unfortunately I now have to play the game of searching out flash updates that may or may not keep this feature operating. And in all this time, I think Samsung has issued maybe two OS software or firmware updates.
I realize this comparison of two year old technology may have limited applicability when making a decision between two phones in 2013 and I suspect Android has made some improvements in the interim, but I just want the Apple users out there who are contemplating a switch to know that the transition isn't likely going to be painless.
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