Originally Posted by drblank
I honestly don't care about reviews since they just look at specs. Those types of review bore me. I want to use a product that runs the apps that allow me to do something with a product or be able to integrate with various hardware that third parties come out with that can provide a solution.
Go to www.mackie.com. Do you see them making an professional grade mixing console that integrates an Android tablet? NOPE. They only do iPads. Check out the DL1608. Probably one of the coolest pieces of hardware to come out. They don't support Android anything. Apple develops professional grade apps like Final Cut Pro and Logic and the iPad is now becoming a device that integrates with these types of products. So there really is no reason to even consider Android anything.
Go check out wave machine labs software called Auria, it only runs on an iPad. Android is a no show. Fairlight app is only on iPad, not Android. Omni TR is on iPad not Android. Alesis makes docking stations for iPads, not Android tablets. ReBirth for iOS and not Android. The list goes on for who in the music creation and production world that support iOS devices, but don't support Android. So, I don't know what to tell you other than what the specs of an Android tablet are completely useless if the apps/hardware I am looking using aren't available for that platform. For us musicians and people in the music industry have really nothing to choose from that supports Android platform. There might be a couple of tiny companies that actually might have an Android app, but you have to look pretty hard and nothing is really that special. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? DOES YOUR BRAIN COMPREHEND that word FAILURE? That's what the Android is to people like me. Miserable failure. I guess if you want to do basic tablet apps, it doesn't matter what you use, but to certain industries, NOPE. Sorry.
You're absolutely right.
This would be me. I use many of the apps you mentioned for music production/composing.
Then there's the airline industry, replacing all those heavy books with iPads for the flight crew… no android tablets there either… the list of things like this is long.
Plenty, and I do mean PLENTY of like examples across industries, professions, and categories.
With the recent news of the extreme security vulnerability across 98% of ALL Android devices (and new exploits already appearing in the wild applying that hole), I'd say there's good reason as well...
I'm sticking with iOS, regardless of the hardware. Fortunately, the hardware generally rocks, so… yeah. "Whatever" is my shout out to the naysayers ;)
Edited by tribalogical - 8/1/13 at 3:14pm