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    I'm coming from an Android Samsung Note tablet thinking about getting the iPad 12.9 I have heard a lot of good things about the tablet has anyone on here switch from an Android tablet to the Opera
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    I'm coming from an Android Samsung Note tablet thinking about getting the iPad 12.9 I have heard a lot of good things about the tablet has anyone on here switch from an Android tablet to the I pad pro 12.9
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    I have used both Android tablets and iPad. I have NOT used the 12.9, BUT I do have and love my 9.7 iPad Pro. The iPad is so easy to use and fully functional. And whatever it does not do native there IS an app. Multitasking works great on the Pro. Fingerprint sensor is handy and works well. And the screen is absolutely brilliant, looks and works great!
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    Consolidated threads, BUT I left a link in Ask a Question so folks can find their way over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    I'm coming from an Android Samsung Note tablet thinking about getting the iPad 12.9 I have heard a lot of good things about the tablet has anyone on here switch from an Android tablet to the Opera
    The iPad will have far more tablet optimized apps than on Android tablets, I can provide a long reason as to why but as the end user that is all you really need to be concerned about.

    Most apps will be on both platforms although there are still some iOS and Android exclusive apps so you should check the iTunes app store through the Apple website or directly on iTunes on your computer to see if all of your apps are also available on iOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsullivan View Post
    I'm coming from an Android Samsung Note tablet thinking about getting the iPad 12.9 I have heard a lot of good things about the tablet has anyone on here switch from an Android tablet to the I pad pro 12.9
    Updates. That is a huge difference right there.

    My wife's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 seems abandoned. She used to be a huge Uncle Sammy fan, but no more. The tablet and type cover were not cheap and the lack of updates is a crying shame.

    Like all Apple products this will see way more support after sale than your average Galaxy tablet.
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    Compared to my experience with Android tablets vs iPad. It comes down to the way each ecosystem responds and communicates with each other. With android some apps may require an additional app to operate correctly such as those that implement G+ or google games requirements and since Google has unbundled those you'd have to download those or the apps get operationally weird acting sometimes. As with Apple, everything is integrated such as Gamecenter can be used but I don't continuously receive a prompt to sign in, in the middle of a game for example. So whether you want to be productive, both have an enormous collection of apps in their stores. It's a matter in that sense what apps you use and accessories.
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    Can't thank you all for all your advice. I have the Samsung note pro 12.2 I use it to do a little bit of office work and to search the net it is real buggy and slow sometimes my pen doesn't even work. And I can't tell you the last time I even got an update. I really love my note 5 day looking forward to probably find the Note 7 I'm going to play with the new iPhone when it comes out. I look forward to hearing more advice hope you have a wonderful day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsullivan View Post
    Can't thank you all for all your advice.
    Don't forget the Pencil. IMHO, the abilities a good active stylus unock are what makes this class of device really worthwhile.
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    I went from a Surface to an iPad mini and couldn't be happier. It's just much smoother and is fully integrated with my phone for notifications, etc.
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    How do the Android apps work I heard they run better on the iPad pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsullivan View Post
    How do the Android apps work I heard they run better on the iPad pro
    Android apps don't run on iOS. They use different programming languages. The iOS counterparts typically do run better on iOS yes, but that's not always the case.
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    I was told they had Google Play music
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    I was told they had Google Play music
    They do

    Google Play Music by Google, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/us/J__oP.i
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsullivan View Post
    I was told they had Google Play music
    Yes, it's actually a native iOS app, you were referring to Google apps instead of Android apps. Semantics
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    They do

    Google Play Music by Google, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/us/J__oP.i
    I find the app painfully slow on any device. Google needs to fix that along with their iOS app for YouTube. The Android app for YT seems fine though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumoredNow View Post
    Updates. That is a huge difference right there.
    Very true. My now very old iPad 2 (bought in 2011) is only now being dropped from the newest iOS releases... actually "now" means "in a month" when iOS 10 ships. The device got the iOS 9.2.4 bug fix update this month, and can handle most apps fine.
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    I can't thank you enough for all your help I still don't know what to do I'm going back to Verizon to look at the 12.9 pro again they have a special there for the 4G Wi-Fi version I would still like to hear more if you can please help me with my decision. Again I can't thank you enough for all your help
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    4G is a great thing if you are going to use it. A quality tablet with Carrier data and productivity is a super portable solution and that option may make the difference in how much use your iPad Pro gets if you travel. The 12.9" screen is very substantial real estate on which to work.. With the onscreen keyboard and a Pencil you have a lightweight rig compared to a notebook or laptop. Add the Smart Keyboard and you are still ahead of the game in terms of a portable/packable rig and 4G lets you have connectivity on the road. Literally on the road. Need to bang out a quick email or check on travel arrangements from the car? Done. Don't trust unsecured hotel WiFi? Who does. Won't need it.


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    I'm going back to Verizon to look at the 12.9 pro again they have a special there for the 4G Wi-Fi version
    Do you travel a lot? Lug that laptop or notebook around? If the answers are yes and yes, the 4G would be the way to go.
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    I have found the iPad Pro to be a much better device for me compared to previous android tablets that I have used. In particular I have found app support to be better on the iPad. Apps just work, I have always appreciated that about the iOS ecosystem.
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    I was a diehard Samsung Note fan. I have the Original 10.1" (still works fine), Note 8.0, and the Note 5. I felt abandoned when I saw no new Note tablets on the horizon, so tried other options. I tried the surface pro 3 & 4, hated both. Came to the Ipad Pro, and first returned it because no floating browsers like on Android. I use them for reference images when drawing in the game Draw Something. A couple months later, I decided to try again, because I did like the Apple Pencil and loved Procreate. I went and bought another 12.9" and have been using it all the time now. Rarely touch my Android Note tablets, except occasionally the Note 8.0 when I take some notes. Other than that, I'm loving the Ipad Pro.
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    Have you tried sliding Safari over from the right-hand side?
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    I can do that with programs that work with the Side by Side feature, like Procreate. Draw Something isn't designed to work with Side by Side, so it's a little frustrating, but I deal with it. The best I can do is slide out a 1/3 of the way, but can't have both sides open at same time. One window is active, then the other one I can't do anything until I click on that window and then it closes the original Safari window. So I'm switching back and forth between windows, which doesn't work well for using a reference image. I do use side by side a lot with all the other Drawing apps I use though. That part works great. It's just something I learned to accept with the drawing Game.

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