Tablet Wars! VHS or Betamax? Android, Apple, or Playbook? 1

Clients are asking me for approximate capsules on a regular foundation now.

They want to recognize which platform is going to win. They want something. However, they are just now not positive about what. So, right here’s my try to evaluate the systems. Since I only have enjoyed Android tablets, I’m searching out community input on the Apple iPad and Blackberry Playbook. How are they operating for you? I evaluate every platform and stamp every with VHS (it’ll live to tell the tale) or Betamax (going the way of the dodo bird).


Specifications: I can not speak to the iPad and Playbook except when I pay attention to others, so be prepared for a few hearsays. I use an Acer Iconia A500 – a Google Android pill. It’s larger than the Galaxy Tablet (the 7″) and has a ten” display screen. It’s a bit at heavy aspect because of the long-existence battery. The creation is solid, the performance is excellent, and it’s far expandable in a manner that none of the others are (without docking stations besides)… It has a widespread USB connector. In this approach, you may plug a mouse, keyboard, thumb force, or outside hard pressure directly into the tablet. The Androids show up in plenty of different configurations, some with keyboard docks, a few with charging-most effective ports, the Transformer seems like a notebook, and the “display” opens and closes while docks. So a long way, as I know, Apple and Playbooks are coming in confined configurations, with Microsoft devices being extra flexible, even though maybe not as a whole lot because of the Androids.

The iPad 2 and any Android gadgets with dual-core processors must be first-class and short. I’m guessing the Windows capsules will use an equal form of hardware platform like Android, supplying desirable overall performance. Once more, I do not know tons about the Playbook. In standard, the Android tablets (and theoretically Microsoft) will have a shorter hardware lifecycle than the others, and they’ll be brought with the aid of multiple producers. With this approach, you will see more new and more recent hardware on the Android platform.

Android & Microsoft, Apple & Playbook

Customization Apple allows less customization (mainly backgrounds and icons) of the pill than the Androids (severe… Change nearly whatever). This approach that there is extra you could mess up on Androids also although. I pick the greater options, personally. Surely, I cannot communicate to customization at the Playbook; there’s no longer enough appropriate information yet. Peanut gallery… Any input? We also know little about this factor about the Microsoft capsules. However, I guess they arrive out somewhere between the Apple and Androids.

Verdict: VHS – Android Betamax – Apple Unknown – Playbook & Microsoft

Apps Apple has greater apps – at least for now. For the next yr, Apple is anticipated to stay a long way in advance within the app warfare. Google and the new Microsoft pills are expected to take an awesome deal of marketplace proportion from Apple even though the Google Market possibly exceeded the Apple App Store sometime in 2014. Microsoft Windows Eight might be launched within the next yr or so and will potentially let you percentage apps between your computing device and pill in a manner you cannot work with the opposite systems. Microsoft’s cognizance of the developer atmosphere also needs to encourage fast improvement. But… It’s a long approach off, and who knows what will occur between now and then? The Playbook has a small app keep, and they’re coming from far in the back. Tablets are a brand new form issue, and the wide variety of enterprise applications for them is nevertheless minimal. This may be a task for all the systems over the following couple of years… To grow to be relevant to the organization.

Verdict: VHS – Apple & Android Betamax – Playbook Unknown – Microsoft

Platform Staying Power The Playbook is unknown at this factor. Some people consider closing a flailing attempt with the aid of RIM to stay applicable, with Blackberry phones unexpectedly losing out to Apple and Google devices. Apple and Android devices aren’t going anywhere anytime quickly. I, in my opinion, assume the Playbook is DOA. Microsoft is very late to the sport; however, as a platform, I think they may be around for some time. The tablet shape component for Microsoft is unknown then. They’re betting a lot on making it triumphant.

Verdict: VHS – Apple & Android Betamax Tablet- Playbook Unknown – Microsoft

Security Theoretically, the Playbook must do well in this class because RIMs enjoy coping with cell gadgets on their Blackberry platform. It is largely unknown how well this can make paintings to this point even though. The iPad and Google Drugs have restrained protection alternatives thus far, and neither has excellent integrated business enterprise management features for faraway wiping as ways as I know. There is a few statistics encryption available. However, it is confined. Mostly you’ll want apps to add protection to those devices. Expect higher safety when Windows eight comes out eventually. Because Windows 8 might be a shared platform, you should have Active Directory integration, Group Policies, and far-flung mobile device management aid. You’ll additionally have to get entry to the existing Windows security app base. That has to push the alternative providers to beef up their protection not to lose market share to Microsoft.

Verdict: VHS – Playbook & Microsoft Betamax – Apple & Android

Fun Tablets are a laugh and can be an extraordinary addition (now not a substitute) to your mobile arsenal. They are not anticipated to update either laptops or mobile phones but to complement them. In well-known, they excel at mild to medium gaming (no longer quite as correct as a Sony PSP or Nintendo DS), heavier multimedia (audio and video gambling), and light internet surfing. Most of them will hook up with an HDTV so that you can show content in HD on the larger display. How nicely they do each of those depends in large part on the apps you’ve got loaded, so it’s hard to do an Apples to Apple’s contrast (pun supposed!), but I’m simply going to exit on a limb and say they will all be kind of same within the amusing branch. The trouble will be on the Playbook inside the apps and video games categories. Their app keeps its beginning manner in the back of the other two. Windows pills (when they come) need to have a leg up if they can run PC platform games natively. There’s a first-rate Windows app keep, even though it is not as big as either of the two leaders – and they haven’t any pill apps in the store proper now. I’m no longer positive how (or IF) the existing Windows Phone apps will transfer to the tablet either.

Verdict: VHS – Apple, Android, Microsoft Betamax – Playbook

So, here’s a precis: Android – five x VHS, 1 x Betamax Apple – three x VHS, 3 x Betamax Microsoft – three x VHS, three x Unknown Playbook – 1 x VHS, 4 x Betamax, 1 x Unknown

Winner: Android!

Like I said at the pinnacle, my enjoyment is confined to Android. My enterprise information and hearsay let me make some projections about Microsoft. However, I may be off on some Apple and Playbook stuff. Please correct me and experience loss to difficulty on functions and specifications that I am unexpected with. In any case, that is a fun new technology subject, and we’re going to have a fantastic time looking at all of the gamers competing for the pinnacle one or two spots!