As the Android OS begins overtaking Apple’s iOS, a large number of iOS fans have started highlighting the “extreme” differences between the two operating systems.
This time, the “killer” arguments are no different. Pundits always start with the “cool” factor to justify the purchase of an iPad, and end with “better apps.”
I don’t think that any of the arguments is entirely certain, and I still think that the Asus Transformer contains a cool factor with it’s detachable keyboard. Moreover, there are certainly some cool, Android only apps (check out this post or this post or this post) that will make iOS users drool. Remember, until recently, only Android users could create PDF documents from their devices.
Both authors seem to point to the “better productivity apps” as certain reasons why iPad rules. Admittedly, some Android applications don’t come close to those available on the iPad, especially when we’re talking productivity apps for lawyers. However, I guarantee that anything document, calendar or productivity related, which iPad users argue “doesn’t work the same” certainly does.
I suspect that it’s the perspective you’re seeking. While there’s a significantly large number of ”awesome” apps for either device, the truth is, you’ll probably only use a handful of them.