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Randall999
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Pastafarian
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Android 3 tablet PCs are a better choice than Apple tablet PCs

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Randall999
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/29/2011 Category: Technology
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Randall999

Pro

I posit that Android 3 tablet PCs are a better choice than Apple tablet PCs. Tablet PCs running the Android 3 operating system (“Honeycomb”) are and will make for a better choice for a tablet PC than Apple tablet PCs such as the iPad2. The Android 3 operating system, and the tablet PCs hosting Android 3, offer greater flexibility and individuality, a more enjoyable user experience, and greater productivity compared to the Apple ipad or ipad2.



Pastafarian

Con

I thank Pro for creating such a controversial debate, extras will be in comments.

EVIDENCE 1: Battery Life

Battery Life of a tablet is a key factor for the consumer. The consumer would definitely want the tablet that can stay alive as long as possible without worrying to recharge the tablet every hour or so. The iPad can stay up for over 6 hours for the average consumer. However when I see the Android Product’s battery life is around 4 hours.

EVIDENCE 2: Customer Support

Apple based on Consumer Reports was received first place in technology consumers ratings. They based their criteria off of this… whether the manufacturer solved their problem, how long they waited to talk with someone on the phone, and how knowledgeable the support staff were. Apple received the highest ranking of “Better” in all three areas for both laptops and desktops—the only company to do so. They averaged an 82 on customer support- which was the highest second being Dell in 57.

Debate Round No. 1
Randall999

Pro

Currently, the Motorola Xoom runs Android 3 and has a 10 hr battery life [2]. There will be many brands of varying weight of Android 3 tablets. Xoom weighs 25.7 oz [2] compared to iPad2 21.4 oz [3]. 4.3 oz difference.

What Android 3 does that Apple iPad2 does not [1]:
  • HTML5, Flash (ipad will never do Flash)
  • Full file system access without proprietary software. (iPad2 offers an extremely limited method of app-specific file transferring that can be done only through iTunes; you can't directly access or manage the tablet's file system in any way)
  • SD memory card (at least on Xoom)
  • true multitasking
Android 3 also does iTunes, Kindle, and Google ebooks, has voice recognition widgets for commands and dictation and web browsing.

[1] Android
http://blogs.computerworld.com...

[2] Xoom Specs
http://www.androidtablets.net...
http://www.pcworld.com...

[3] iPad2 Specs
http://www.apple.com...
Pastafarian

Con

Pastafarian forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Randall999

Pro

I see my opponent has foreited Round 2, so there is nothing for me to refute.
Pastafarian

Con

Vote for my opponent I have no time because I screwed up my knee and the nearest thing I have to a computer is an i-touch which sucks on ddo.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Pastafarian 6 years ago
Pastafarian
I forfeit-- I have no time.
Posted by Pastafarian 6 years ago
Pastafarian
I forfeit-- I have no time.
Posted by Randall999 6 years ago
Randall999
I ordered my Android tablet today! woohoo! 10" Viewsonic G Tablet, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual 1Ghz cores, USB, SDcard storage, etc. $299. Android 2.2. but I will root it and put Android 3 (Honeycomb) on it once I get it.
Posted by Randall999 6 years ago
Randall999
To Anybody -- suppose I bought an ipad2, or a Motorola Zoom (android operating system) today. What sort of a used resale value do you think I could get on either one come June, two months from now? Here is my problem-- I really need a 10" Multitouch (pinch and zoom) tablet NOW, for sketching (using Autodesk Sketch mobile or something similar) primarily (storyboarding); I just absolutely HATE the name Motorola (I know, I am PRO Android 3.0 which right now means Motorola; I can't begin to tell you how much I hate the name Motoroil, I mean Motorola. :) So what sort of a $ hit would I take buying the Motorola Zoom, or ipad2, today, selling it used in 2 months? It is killing me waiting another two months for a slew of Android 3.0 tablet PCs to hit the market. I need one now for storyboard sketching to prepare for filming a couple of short films this summer.
Posted by Pastafarian 6 years ago
Pastafarian
Randall that happened to me too, that's why I resort to using word document for writing these arguments.
Posted by Randall999 6 years ago
Randall999
WTF is up with this debate software system-- I had composed a response, clicked the Review button, and I get sent to a BLANK screen to review my argument that is now GONE, all my typing gone. Geeze. Going to have to wait until tomorrow before I REtype everything I had typed. Wow.
Posted by Pastafarian 6 years ago
Pastafarian
DEFINITIONS
Better- of superior quality or excellence http://dictionary.reference.com...
iPad- a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content.
Choice- an act or instance of choosing; selection http://dictionary.reference.com...
Posted by Pastafarian 6 years ago
Pastafarian
Oh my god I did not see the horrendous 1000 character limit..
Posted by Randall999 6 years ago
Randall999
@XMitchell : yes I just found your debate, added it to my favs. I freaking love Android on my Epic 4G smartphone, and am SOOoooo drooling over getting an Android 3 tablet PC soon.
Posted by X_mitchell 6 years ago
X_mitchell
Bro I straight agree with you, you should check out my debat about the android phones and the Isuck(IPhone)
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Vote Placed by lewis20 6 years ago
lewis20
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro Won