1. Friendzone's Avatar
    I was tempted to post this on AC instead but I felt it would've come off as troll-ish so I didn't. I just wanted to express my wonder that the 2 year old iPad Air 2 still beats the best Android has to offer - the Pixel C - in basically every category that matters:

    • least number of quality issues
    • better optimization and performance
    • better battery life despite less MaH
    • better tablet apps
    • Google's Pixel C has a known and reported wifi issue and WiFi is a fundamental core for tablets
    • better accessories
    • Fingerprint reader
    • Bigger storage option
    • Weight


    That's impressive!
    10-28-2016 11:15 PM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing that. Hopefully others will find it useful when deciding on which tablet to choose.
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-29-2016 04:10 AM
  3. person13628's Avatar
    I lot of these pros are your opinion but whatever
    10-30-2016 10:27 AM
  4. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    Is the Pixel C the best Android tablet though? What about the Tab S2 from Samsung...that looks pretty dope...but yeah as a standalone tablet the iPad Air 2 is a very solid device. But iPads in general are pretty good tablets...my iPad 4 is still pretty snappy after almost 3 years of use, but got an Air 2 for its much lighter and sleeker size...
    11-01-2016 06:55 AM
  5. Friendzone's Avatar
    Is the Pixel C the best Android tablet though? What about the Tab S2 from Samsung...that looks pretty dope...but yeah as a standalone tablet the iPad Air 2 is a very solid device. But iPads in general are pretty good tablets...my iPad 4 is still pretty snappy after almost 3 years of use, but got an Air 2 for its much lighter and sleeker size...
    Samsung tablets have 2 big strikes against them still though: bloatware and delayed updates. In 2016 that's just not acceptable for techy people but these devices are just aimed at folks who don't even know what a software update is.
    11-01-2016 07:11 AM
  6. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    Samsung tablets have 2 big strikes against them still though: bloatware and delayed updates. In 2016 that's just not acceptable for techy people but these devices are just aimed at folks who don't even know what a software update is.
    Exactly. Most people don't care about software updates. Heck I know people who can't tell whether their devices are on marshmallow or 10.1.1!! So if you disregard that then there's just the bloatware, which to my knowledge also has been reduced by Samsung of late...I have seen and tried the Tab S2 at a store and I have to say that screen is breathtaking...Sadly 6 months after purchase the tablet will start lagging and hanging, something that ipads don't do as much...
    11-02-2016 10:04 AM
  7. Devhux's Avatar
    The Tab S2 also has poor battery life. A 5, 870mAh battery in my LTE-equipped 9.7" model isn't that great. Bloatware is also annoying.

    Still contemplating an Air 2 for myself
    11-03-2016 05:35 PM
  8. somesoldiersmom's Avatar
    I tried Android first and didn't care for it. I liked being able to see the actual file structure the way I can on my Ubuntu box, but it only took a few hours for me to realize that this was mostly cosmetic. Apple has shown itself to be more trustworthy than google, imnsho. Air 2 is still the latest iPad unless you need the larger model, which I don't. It seems to boot up a bit slower with iOS 10 than it did with 9, but once it's going it doesn't seem to be particularly bloated from the perspective of a fluxbox/jwm user who despises KDE and Gnome 3.
    11-06-2016 12:13 PM
  9. mrjayviper's Avatar
    looking at the mid to high range of tablets, nothing comes close to the iPad range really.
    11-06-2016 04:05 PM
  10. RHChan84's Avatar
    I am an Android fanboy for as long as I can remember but I just gave up on Android and want a phone that just works without modifying or playing with settings to run smooth.

    With that said, Nexus Pixel tablet is very nice but at that price with low memory, I wasn't dropping money on that. I bought the iPad Air 2. It's cheaper and way more memory.

    Android needs tweaking to run smooth and optimal battery life. iOS just runs out of the box smoothly with good battery life. I don't care for style.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-06-2016 08:49 PM
  11. Trigati's Avatar
    With that said, Nexus Pixel tablet is very nice but at that price with low memory, I wasn't dropping money on that. I bought the iPad Air 2. It's cheaper and way more memory.
    The Air 2 is cheaper *now*. When the Pixel C was released, the prices were the same for the same amounts of storage. It was only after the iPad Pro 9.7 had been released that the Air 2's price dropped.
    11-06-2016 11:52 PM
  12. sparksd's Avatar
    I am an Android fanboy for as long as I can remember but I just gave up on Android and want a phone that just works without modifying or playing with settings to run smooth.

    With that said, Nexus Pixel tablet is very nice but at that price with low memory, I wasn't dropping money on that. I bought the iPad Air 2. It's cheaper and way more memory.

    Android needs tweaking to run smooth and optimal battery life. iOS just runs out of the box smoothly with good battery life. I don't care for style.
    Another longtime Android fanboy here who also loves his Air 2 - great performance and stability with a ton of good apps. Only things Android-unique I still use on those devices are apps for in-depth WiFi signal info and GPS info (satellite data, etc). I used to enjoy rooting but now i just want a device that always works well so the Air 2 gets the vast majority of use.
    11-07-2016 08:48 AM
  13. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    I love my iPads..have 2 of them and touchwood have had no major issues so far..But I also have a Nexus 7 2013 and I love it as well..it's fairly smooth and despite being a 3 year old tablet, is very fast. I also like that it can be comfortably held in one hand...Although the air 2 is light enough to be used one handed as well. Anyways, I love the best of both Worlds...kind of excited about the rumored Nexus 7 2016...
    11-07-2016 09:37 AM
  14. Adramyttium's Avatar
    I'm testing out an Asus Chromebook flip with Google Play Services so that it will run Android apps. If they get things further streamlined, this kind of setup will be very compelling and could become the best, in my opinion.
    11-12-2016 10:35 AM
  15. Ericclark4's Avatar
    I prefer my iPad mini over any android tablet that I've used, the screen is clearer and there are more apps available on IOS than android plus my android phone malfunctions ALL THE TIME. Looking to get an iPhone.
    11-17-2016 12:34 PM
  16. kcox52692's Avatar
    I've been an Android fanboy for years now, have felt that Apple is too proprietary. But I love tech. I got a Kindle Fire HD8 16gb for Christmas, my first tablet. It's ok but running very slow.

    For awhile now I've been curious about the Apple ecosystem. Android is highly customizable but with limitations. My ZTE ZMax Pro is running Android 6.0.1. With adoptable storage. I can incorporate the memory card into the overall storage of the phone. My LG G5 is running the same version, but has disabled this function. Maybe because it comes encrypted.

    I recently broke down and bought an open box iPad Air 2 32bg from Best Buy.
    I love it. Getting used to it, couldn't afford the 128gb version. It's faster and more efficient than the Kindle but I guess that's like comparing a Schwinn bicycle to a Harley.

    I wish though that Apple hadn't disabled the ability to Bluetooth files from my Android devices to my iPad. I solved the problem with Send Anywhere, but shouldn't have to use a 3rd party app.
    03-21-2017 10:46 AM
  17. RHChan84's Avatar
    To be fair, the last two years, tablet hasn't gotten much attention and little to no updates on them. Not just Apple but Android too.
    kcox52692 likes this.
    03-22-2017 08:56 AM
  18. scruffypig's Avatar
    To be fair, the last two years, tablet hasn't gotten much attention and little to no updates on them. Not just Apple but Android too.
    The iPad Pro 12.9 was released less than 2 years ago. The iPad Pro 9.7 was a year ago.
    03-22-2017 11:53 AM

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