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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Judged 'No Match For iPad' 302

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tripleevenfall writes "Clayton Morris reviews the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and finds it lacking, especially at the $400 price point, saying 'I can't in good conscience tell you to go out and spend $400 on this half-baked experience when the fully baked iPad experience can be had for just a few dollars more.'"
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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Judged 'No Match For iPad'

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  • Terrible Review (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:54PM (#36482264)

    My favorite part was how he said he didn't like it. I also liked how all 65,000 apps were junk. Methinks there's an apple in his pocket.

  • by Reality Master 101 (179095) <RealityMaster101&gmail,com> on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:17PM (#36482408) Homepage Journal

    Coincidentally, I was just playing with one at Best Buy today, and I have to say that it doesn't suck nearly as much as other iPad competitors. But that's somewhat damning it with faint praise. The interface is still much more sluggish and choppy than an iPad. The screen still doesn't feel nearly as precise. Given that the price is the same as the iPad, there really isn't any reason not to get an iPad, unless you really just hate Apple. Yes, it does run Flash (and the Flash ads work very well), but other than that, I didn't see anything it did that the iPad didn't do better. And they STILL haven't figured out that widescreen sucks for this form factor because it makes portrait orientation useless.

    That said, it doesn't give nearly the "They have got to be kidding me with this piece of crap" feeling that previous attempts at iPad competitors give (like the Playbook, for example. My GOD what the hell were they thinking? Absolute garbage.)

  • Re:fdsa (Score:4, Interesting)

    by PopeRatzo (965947) * on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:19PM (#36482426) Homepage Journal

    Clayton Morris (born December 31, 1976) is a current co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend on Fox News Channel

    Which of course makes him eminently qualified to judge technology. I certainly, for one, will henceforth base all of my technology purchases on the opinions of Mr Morris.

    Morris runs a media consulting company called Action Now Consultant Group

    Ah, Marketing... what hath thou wrought, goddess?

    And anyone who dares to suggest that someone who is paid to use media to manage peoples' perception of things might be taking money to manage peoples' perception of things is a dirty liar, and I shall stand as Clayton Morris' champion to fight for his honour (which is almost certainly more than he's ever done).

    Fox News...you've got to be fucking kidding me. What's next, Steve Jobs' picks for the top handheld devices of 2011?

    Now, having gotten all that out of the way, can we please have the name of whoever selected a story for the front page of Slashdot based on the opinion of someone from Fox News' "Fox & Friends Weekend"? I would like to know who should henceforth carry the appellation, title, designation of "The Internet's Biggest Fucking Idiot, June 17, 2011".

  • Subtract them? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by superdave80 (1226592) on Friday June 17, 2011 @11:11PM (#36482656)

    FTFR:

    ...Samsung has included about six apps of their own on top of the standard Android package. Subtract them and you're left with a bunch of shoddy applications...

    What the hell does that even mean? Why would you 'subtract them'? If they suck, say so. But to just toss out a part of the product and say what's left is bad is just moronic.

    There are a bunch of other Android apps, of course -- 65,000 of them or so -- but very few quality ones, and there are very few application developers who are really sinking their teeth into this platform at this to date.

    So, there are 65,000 apps, but few developers? Also, he keeps going on and on about apps, but doesn't give a single example of what is wrong with even one of those apps, or what critical apps are missing. Who let this guy on the internet?

  • Re:Well, duh? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by AmberBlackCat (829689) on Friday June 17, 2011 @11:19PM (#36482706)

    I haven't read the article and don't care to. But I'd like to note, my guy wanted to avoid the iPad and was all for Android. He tried some Viewsonic tablet. He had problems with the screen quality and the pressure-sensitive screen instead of a capacitive screen. And other general problems. Then he tried an Archos 70. He had problems with the sound and viewing angles, and some weird overheating issue. Then he got a Motorola Xoom. The memory card slot has an I-O-U on it, promising it will work one day even though the package says it has a memory card slot now. He also said it was slow to respond and had a dark screen. Finally he got an iPad. While it's not perfect, he's finally happy. All the while, his Android phone is flaking out.

    So maybe the article is bad. But it is possible Apple has the best tablet, at least for some people, even if they're biased in favor of Android.

  • Re:Well, duh? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by TUOggy (1253848) on Saturday June 18, 2011 @12:32AM (#36482938)

    The thing is, at the moment, why would anyone want an Android experience except for diehard Android geeks?

    There are a lot of non-Android geeks who prefer an Android tablet over an iPad, despite the bugs, and the lack of shipped features.

    I bought a Xoom after it came out, and I am much happier with it than I was with the iPad. This is due to the fact that many of the websites that I visit have not been optimized for the mobile Safari, and either didn't look good, or simply didn't work at all.
    One of the other things that really bothered me about the iPad was Apple's stranglehold over the App market. Yes, it is well organized and easy to use, but what if there's an app that's not there, wasn't accepted into the store for one of their many thousands of reasons they block useful apps, but the Dev is still willing to sell it? With Apple, there's no way to do this without jailbreaking your iDevice, installing Cydia, voiding your warranty, etc. With Android, you can get the app from anywhere, and easily install it without going through a store or having to break the warranty.

    To me, the iPad was just an over-sized iPod Touch. It doesn't feel like a computing device at all. You can't even use it as a file storage device without downloading special apps. The Xoom feels much more like an actual computing device. I can navigate its files and folders easily. I can utilize its storage. I can use it the way I want to, and I don't have to worry about the way the manufacturer thinks I *SHOULD* be using it as is the case with the iDevices.

    Having said all this, I've had an iPhone since the first one came out. I love it, but I don't consider it to be a computing device. It's just a phone with some extra features. So, consider that before you label me a diehard Android geek.

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