Originally Posted by Brainless
For one, SketchBook is there for quite a long time and it works just fine on Honeycomb.
That's Sketchbook for Mobile, designed for phones. Sketchbook Pro is iPad only.
Sure, there is nothing like Keynote or Numbers (for now). But there is a similar major publisher for this platform : Google. Where are the vector-based Maps for iPad, that you can pre-cache, so it works off-line ? That's a major app for me, more important that Numbers & Keynote combined (agree, personal preferences might differ).
As I've mentioned, Google's strengths are in web based services. But outside of maps that doesn't really make the use case for a tablet over a phone.
There are other companies.. where is full web experience, including millions of pages with Flash on iPad ?
If you're reduced to citing Flash as an application you may be hard up for candidates.
Then there are apps that just works on Honeycomb : there is Kindle, working great on big screen. There is best client for GMail. You have Angry Birds Rio. The list goes on and on... Its not that Honeycomb tablet is useless as this article tries to paint it.
That doesn't sound like a list that goes on and on. It sound like pretty the only things you could think of. Of that list, Kindle is a wash, an email client doesn't make the use case over a phone, and Angry Birds Rio, is, you know. Amazon trying to capitalize on the tail end of a fad, not a developer trend.
Honeycomb tablets aren't useless, but it's not clear why most people would want one over an Android phone, which already handles Gmail and assorted other Google services just fine. To play Angry Birds Rio? While the iPad keeps getting incorporated into more and more professional, retail and entertainment scenarios.
What's the motivation for hospitals already deploying iPads to switch to Android? Are Android tablets cheaper? Easier to administer? Easier to train employees on? More secure? What's the motivation for recording studios, film production companies, point of sale operations, theaters, informational kiosks, schools, training facilities, architectural firms, real estate firms, et al, that are already deploying iPads, to switch?