8 Good Reasons to Buy an Android Tablet Over an iPad

by Guest Author on August 31, 2012

in Guest Posts, iPad, Tablets

Tablets are extremely appealing due to their portability and their user-friendly nature. However, in spite of the popularity of the iPad, Android tablets are superior to this famous and stylish Apple product. Here are eight significant reasons why an Android tablet is much more likely to meet your needs.

1) There is no need to sync with iTunes:

All iPads require syncing with iTunes if you want to update them or add new content. However, Android tablets allow you to buy apps from the Android Market (“Google Play”), download them onto your computer, and send them to your tablet without having to go through the hassle of syncing.

2) More powerful processors and better memory:

The newest iPad comes with a dual-core processor, but some Android tablets (such as the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity) now have quad-core processors. In addition, Android tablets like the forthcoming Lenovo K2 will offer an impressive 2GB of RAM. This means that an Android tablet can provide you with the opportunity for genuine and effective multitasking.

3) You can replace the battery:

When an iPad battery fails, you need to replace the whole tablet because the battery cannot be removed. In contrast, Android tablet batteries tend to be straightforwardly replaceable, and so you can simply buy a new one. This is both easier and less expensive.

4) A wider choice of sizes:

The iPad has a 9.5-inch screen, but Android tablets come in a huge range of different sizes. For example, Dell and Acer offer 5-inch tablets, Samsung provides a 7-inch option, and the Motorola Xoom comes in a 10-inch size. If you buy an Android tablet instead of an iPad, you will be able to purchase something smaller and more readily portable, or something larger and more visually impressive.

5) More storage space:

The newest iPad stores up to 64GB. However, some Android tablets offer larger amounts of space. For example, the aforementioned Lenovo K2 is expandable to 128GB.

6) More reasonable prices:

Apple products are notoriously expensive, while their Android equivalents are much more affordable. For example, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is around $200 cheaper than an iPad, and it can be easily converted to a notebook computer due to its optional keyboard. Meanwhile, the 7-inch Nexus tablet can be bought from Google for $199, in spite of the fact that it contains a quad-core processor and offers 1GB of memory.

7) Better cameras:

The newest iPad has a 5-megapixel camera. In contrast, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has an 8-mega pixel camera, and is widely thought to be the tablet capable of producing the best photographs.

8) USB ports:

The iPad does not support USB connectors, which has long been a source of dissatisfaction among its users. Most Android tablets, on the other hand, come with USB connectors as standard.

In sum, there is much to recommend an Android tablet over an iPad. Any company that can make hardware capable of supporting the Android operating system can produce an Android tablet, and so a much more extensive and impressive range is available.

Guest article written by: David Kendall contributed this guest post on behalf of WhoIsHostingThis.com – learn more about the company by visiting their site. David is a freelance technology writer and his articles appear on various gadget blogs.

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