Not all tablets are iPads

Why I’m Dumping Nexus7 & Android & Buying an iPad... I found the applications for the device to be all over the place in terms of quality or function, or even resolution (more on this later). I found very similar experiences with the handful of Android devices I had to support while I was an IT administrator for several years... Every “app” I buy for it (iPad) functions as advertised, and they are all designed for this exact piece of hardware.
— Caleb Kraft, Chief Community Editor, EE Times
Source: Androidadn.com

Source: Androidadn.com

I guess this is that time of the year where are stories on the net are predominantly pro Apple, unlike sometime back. However the writer brings to light some important comparisons of the iPad quality v/s all other tablets out there. 

Today, I’m returning it and getting an iPad. No single issue has led me to this point, but rather, a collection of small annoyances has outweighed my desire to have an Android device...
— Caleb Kraft, Chief Community Editor, EE Times

Previously there have been lot of articles on why users switch from Android to iOS, they have been mainly due to user experience elements, like sub-standard, modified from smartphone type apps and shoddy and laggy performance from the Android OS itself. But Google has come a long way with Android which has evolved into a very matured and seamless operating system. But the things that are pointed out in this article about Google's new Nexus 7 are nothing but appalling. Things like un-responsive apps (that too Netflix!), dead or whacky pixels on the screen, bluetooth connectivity issues, etc. are purely hardware issues and it is when such reports surface we can appreciate Apple's top notch, 'it just works' hardware, like the iPhone or the iPad. What ever criticism Apple has faced with its products, there have never been  major issues with its hardware quality (except of course, the Antenna-gate). Apple's products may be short on the 'feature set' but they are truly the best at what they can do!

However, I’m faced with the following issues right now: I can’t work on it (I’m not writing a 1,000 word article with the admittedly nice on screen keyboard).I can’t count on it to work correctly when I pick it up.
— Caleb Kraft, Chief Community Editor, EE Times

I repeat, Apple will remain the king of design while Google the emperor of web services, it will be awhile before either one catches up to the other in the other’s field of expertise. Google certainly is not even close to Apple, in terms of hardware prowess, yet.

Apple will remain the king of design while Google the emperor of web services, it will be awhile before either one catches up to the other in the other’s field of expertise.