Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Choosing a Tablet

Are all tablets equal? The media blitz tells you they're not, and they are right.

So what should you look for when choosing a tablet? First you have to pick your operating system. The key players are iOS on iPad and a variety of Android OS tablets. Blackberry has been trying to break into the tablet battle as well, but they don't have enough of the market share to be considered seriously.

If you want the largest variety of applications (apps) for your tablet, iPad and Android are good choices. The problem that has surfaced for Android, however, is that not all of these tablets have the full Android app Market collection available. Two Androids that come out on top in this arena are the Galaxy Tab and the Asus Transformer.

If an app linked to your favorite retailer, restaurant, media outlet, or hobby is important to you, then you may want to go with the iPad. An iPad app is usually the first these companies launch. It may also be the only one they develop.

That's it for now. We'll address Flash in the next blog entry. Have a fun day!

No comments:

Post a Comment