Google Slams iPad, then Makes Pad of Its Own

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I still dont see how google are being hypocrites, as far as I remember there were roomers long ago before ipad was even known to put android OS onto netbooks and other devices... maybe it was apple who took that idea and ran with it first obviously, but I could be mistaken :p
 

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The difference will be that Android can be customized for a tablet experience by tablet manufacturers if they desire while Apple just stuck the regular iTouch OS on there. Android is a far more capable OS.

I never knocked the iPad for being a large iPod Touch. I knocked the iPad for being another over-hyped, under functioning locked down Apple device. All of the above is still true, and an Android tablet doesn't suffer from any of that.

I'll definitely be getting an Android tablet.

 

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[citation][nom]drutort[/nom]I still dont see how google are being hypocrites, as far as I remember there were roomers long ago before ipad was even known to put android OS onto netbooks and other devices... maybe it was apple who took that idea and ran with it first obviously, but I could be mistaken[/citation]

""You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet,""

You might want to tell me the difference between an Android phone and an Android tablet.
 

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Makes you wonder, had the iPad tanked, would google be releasing this? Here is my take on this:

1.) Apple announces the iPad.
2.) Google conceives a competing product, but waits to finalize design, development and production until they have an idea of the level of interest/reception of the product.
3.) Apple ships iPad, and consequently sells, what was it, 2.5 million units?
4.) Schmidt: "Quick! Scramble the android tablet!!"


Regarding the cry of: "Google are hypocrites, it's just a big Nexus one that can't make calls!", I think this one is too early to call. We have no info on hardware specs. The only thing we know for sure that the Google tablet has in common with the Nexus one is the android OS. I hold out hope that Google will use the increase in form factor to increase the performance potential. I think we should withhold judgement until the hardware specs are revealed. Only then will we know whether Google is following Apple's methodology of "make it bigger using the exact same hardware platform, clocked slightly higher".

Paragraphs 4 and 5 state the same information, and make the article feel 'fluffed'.
 

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Hmm... Flash support? Check. Customizable OS? Check Multitasking? Check. One standard OS for all the updates? Check. Better specs? Likely. Cheaper? Likely.

With a 9-10" screen it will rape the iPad. With a 7" screen it will actually be useful.

But still, give me the Dell Mini 5 (streak) or Viliv N5 already and lets see how long people care about uselss 7+" screen tablets.
 

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"Google Slams iPad, then Makes Pad of Its Own"
It should be: "Google Slams iPad, then Makes Tablet of Its Own"
All iPads are tablets, but not all tablets are iPads.
 
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Yes, if Google's Android Tablet has support for Flash, and the hardware is similar to the new Sprint EVO Android with USB and HDMI ports, along with full Amazon media support (MP3, ebook, audio book, and video-on-demand downloading via WiFi) similar to the Dell Mini 5, then the Android Tablet will be better than Apple's iPad out of the gate. Not only will it get "the full Internet", it will be a stand-alone device, unlike the iPad's need to sync with a PC or Mac.

Android is open, and it supports open hardware, unlike the iPhone OS, and it will therefore win, even if it takes a couple years. Just like Microsoft beat Apple in the 90s. Steve Jobs did not fully learn his lesson.
 

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ipad has the app store. win. i love how all of you back the google tablet when you were bashing the ipad. f-ing fanboys.
 

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[citation][nom]djtronika[/nom]ipad has the app store. win. i love how all of you back the google tablet when you were bashing the ipad. f-ing fanboys.[/citation]

Android has the largest % of free apps (apparently). Android is much more mod-able. I hope they do not compromise function for form though. Google should make the device a bit thicker, but compensate with a really long battery life and increased performance CPU... lastly, the device should have a crap-ton of RAM (for an MID, not PC-wise lol) like 768-1024mb. Make this thing future-proof for lots of firmware updates and heavy apps.
 

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[citation][nom]superfoot[/nom]Uh, Apple has sold about 450,000 iPads so far. Nowhere near 2.5 million.[/citation]
And that's while expecting to sell 600 000 on the first day.
 

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man, I can't wait for the launch week, when we'll see about 10 articles / day about this thing...
oh, wait, that won't happen here... unless Apple buys this thing and releases it under the iPad 2 name.
 

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Thanks apple for encouraging Google to make Android phones that mimic iPhone, as well as coming out with the iPad so google can come out with the gPad
 

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[citation][nom]vant[/nom]""You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet,""You might want to tell me the difference between an Android phone and an Android tablet.[/citation]

[citation][nom]Abrahm[/nom]The difference will be that Android can be customized for a tablet experience by tablet manufacturers if they desire while Apple just stuck the regular iTouch OS on there. Android is a far more capable OS.I never knocked the iPad for being a large iPod Touch. I knocked the iPad for being another over-hyped, under functioning locked down Apple device. All of the above is still true, and an Android tablet doesn't suffer from any of that.I'll definitely be getting an Android tablet.[/citation]
 

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Good maybe we can get an os that is customizable. Or hell maybe even a usb port or two. Or better yet maybe Google wont tell me I cant look at scantily clad women because it will compromize the morals that Apple thinks I should have. You know what would make a best selling tablet. Make one that you can subscribe to a porn channel or two. You know like amazon marketplace but for porn. You would outsell the 1984ish ipad on the first day.
 
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