Originally Posted by sesdave
Picky comments - I don't need an english grammar lesson!. Fair enough on Antutu - benchmarks can vary but still a valid comment -. performance is a factor customers should consider when buying a device unless your happy with slow response and lag. All Nexus users can upgrade to 4.3. I think you will find that the Nexus 7 can operate equally efficiently as any other tablet on the market and is the best bang for your buck which is what it is all about. Have you looked at a Nexus 7 2013? It a class product for the price. Course if its a product name that you must have irrespective of anything else then all the factors are meaningless as you will follow the herd lol.
The problem with Android as a platform is that if you want to use more specialty type apps, they aren't on Android. In the music creation and production industry, Android apps pretty are non-existent. There are a LOT of apps that simply don't exist on Android, but do exist on iOS. There are several reasons for this. If you are just looking for a basic tablet, anything will sufice, but for people that are in a lot of industries where specialty apps are the driving force, iOS is the choice for MOST professionals. It's just fact. Apple has more business in a lot of different markets that Android doesn't have and probably won't ever get to the same level for these markets. Why? They don't integrate very well with apps that are written for OS X and Windows.
Take for example, Logic and Final Cut Pro. Two software apps meant for prosumers, education and professionals. These two products are taught at pretty much all colleges and trade schools getting kids into a profession. Well, there are apps that Apple or 3rd party developers, plus various hardware that allows a Logic or FCP user to integrate an iPad into a workstation running Logic and/or FCP to enable the tablet to become a part of their workstation.
Heck, there's even a 48 channel DAW that runs on iOS and the reason why they can't make it run on Android is because Apple already has their Core Audio integrated into the OS and it just handles audio much better. So even if they wanted to produce an Android version right now, it would completely suck. The same thing is happening with other facets of the music industry, there are the big major players that develop iOS apps and hardware and they aren't even touching Android. Most airlines that are deploying tablets are deploying iOS, not as much with Android. This is permeating into hospitals, doctors and dentist offices, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. Android tablets are really meant for those that want to THINK they have something better than an iPad, but in reality, don't. Specs can take you so far, and then it comes down to apps, 3rd party hardware, reliability, support, and market acceptance within an industry that counts, not how many cheap tablets they can sell to countries with a bunch of poor people that just want basic computing. Same thing applies to $1000 to $3000 laptops vs $400 laptops and the Chromebook that sells for $250.