The growing number of companies have put their intentions to one tablet on the market and set the plans announced by the end of the year or at least at the beginning of 2011. Almost all leading mobile platforms – Android, webOS, and Windows should have been suitable for the upcoming gadgets, nothing says iPad from Apple. But in reality some platforms appear to be more popular than others. But why it happens so it is still unclear.
Windows seemed to be the flagman of the competition. The first Internet Tablet in the world should be used, the OS, while the first Internet Tablet is the HP Slate to have been. But when the time is over, new partnerships and alliances, the change in the most certain things. HP refused to use the Windows OS when it seemed to be a closed question. Both companies were cordial relationship, even Microsoft CEO presented the prestigious Slate. But suddenly, the friendship was over, and HP indicated it was not satisfied with the performance of Microsoft OS. No doubt, there was a severe blow to Microsoft as HP was really deeply in Windows 7 and development roadmaps. But it was not the last straw for mighty Microsoft, the company sold software for desktop and concentrate on delivering its own smartphone, based on their own platform.A few months ago Asus announced that it will bring to market a tablet of its own. Asus Tablet wanted to present two versions – 10-inch and 12-inch Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
Both devices were demonstrated at the Computex 2010 last month. The 10-inch gadget that is now known to the public and more Internet users than EeePad. It ran the Windows CE operating system, while the12-inch model had full Windows 7 Home Premium on it. So it seemed that there was still a chance for Windows to find his place in the mobile market. But a few days before appeared rumors that Asus had the platform for the Android OS abandoned. Several Asus EeePads were spotted running Android 2.2 Froyo. But if the situation does not change, because Google is the OS update will be delivered again at the end of the device with Gingerbread.No doubt, the news, especially for Android developers, which is always a new device in order to provide for applications are nice. If one remembers another tablet which comes from Cisco Labs at the beginning of next year, it’s clear that Android application development process is gaining strength and in one year can easily be compared with the iPhone and the iPad.
I’m getting a lot of questions from people who are thinking about buying an iPed iPad clone but who are also trying to make sure that they’re going to be satisfied with it. People often ask me what are some of the good and bad aspects of these clone or replica iPads. So, in the following article, I’m going to discuss what I see as the pros and the cons of the iPed clone. First, I’ll tackle the cons.
Probably the biggest con is that no matter how high performing this clone is (and many of them are high performers that are of good quality,) they are not the original iPad. Yes, they look and function like one. Yes, they’re manufactured in the same plant as the original. But, at the end of the day, they are not made and sold by the same manufacturer and they do not run off on Apple’s operating system and don’t use it’s apps.
If the features and functions are more important to you than a logo, then these things may not be important. But, if you love the idea of Apple’s applications, then you’ll need to know that with these clones, you’ll be using android’s apps instead (which are certainly very comparable.)
Also, you will sometimes have to shop around to get the highest performing model. I often tell people to consider upgrading to the rockchip processor. The slight increase in price is worth it because this model is the fastest and best performing.
Actually, I see the operating system as a pro or bonus but you may not agree. I like the fact the android is an open source and I think that this means a lot more flexibility and cost savings over the life of the phone.
Obviously, the biggest advantage of the iPed is the cost. Even if you buy the upgraded rockchip version of the iPed, you’re still going to be saving around 0 – 0. Also, the clone has a USB port that allows you to tether to the tablet if you don’t always have WiFi access. So you won’t have to use the AT&T data plan if you are able to find something that’s cheaper.
Also, the iPed replica has an SD slot, a removable battery, a camera / web cam, and the aforementioned USB port. The Samsung phone can lack these things. So, in some ways, even in addition to the extremely discounted price, you’re arguably getting more with the clone.