Originally Posted by Relic
Actually the ram issue is still up in the air 512mb or1gb. As far as Android tablets being dead this year well I highly doubt it, Samsung is rumored to be releasing a 2500 x 1600 super OMLED display in the second quarter. The new Qualcomm S4 pros are extremely fast CPUs and waste the Nvidia Tegra3 which means it will most likely give the A5x a run for its money and well Android 4.03 is a much better tablet OS then iOS. Windows 8, sucks really bad right now. It's running two desktops in one. Ridiculously nerve racking when your bouncing back and forth from Metro to Cassic. Metro Arm on a tablet that might be different story we'll just have to wait and see.
Android tablets, they've just began to come out with some really great ones, checkout what Asus is doing, Prime 2 700T with 1920x1080 rez, sure not as a great as Apple's offering but the keyboard docking station has another battery in it for a total of 16 hours. The new Padphone, it's a phone that turns into a tablet, a tablet that turns into a laptop, how cool is that. It's only March baby, Apple only releases one tablet a year there is plenty of time for Android tablet to play catchup.
In what way is Android 4.0.3 better than iOS?
What tablet-specific apps are available for Android 4.0.3?
Case in point: Avid Studio Movie Editing app is available on the iPad for $5...
While I suspect there are Android tablets with better cameras, more RAM, faster CPUs/GPUs, more cores... AFAIK Avid Studio is not available on any Android Tablet running any Android OS...
What good are better hardware specs and a better OS (your words) if there are no apps to exploit them?
BTW, I wouldn't be too sure that Apple will continue to release only one tablet per year -- I suspect that's why the latest iteration is called the iPad... The iMac often has several releases per year.
I suspect Apple would have gone with more robust parts (CPU, LTE, etc.) if these were available in large enough quantities to satisfy projected sales of 60-100 million units this year.
As newer, cost-effective, more-efficient, more-powerful chips converge on the scene -- I wouldn't be too surprised if Apple released another iPad... The key here, is that the technology that Apple delivers has to include some deliverables (apps, solutions, etc.) that satisfy or create a need -- or set the bar for the next stage of the post-pc era.