|Laurel Aitken said:
Bad Idea...I'll give you an analogy to illustrate my point, your a free range chicken enjoying your freedom but it's not as easy since sometimes it rains and sometime it's too sunny, so you choose to become a battery chicken, you are limited as hell but hey now you don't need to worry about the rain or sun.
The key thing is, Android gives you a lot of freedom in what you can do with the device, a freedom you'll notice is lost when you enter the restrictive OS in Apple devices. I would first suggest to try another Android device as different manufacturers have slightly different versions of android which may be more stable...different as in overlay and certain key features and themes these manufacturers have customized android with.
Please keep in mind, Apples OS is made for none technical people who for the most part struggle using a simple windows machine....apparently having options and freedom is too much to deal with or even bother to learn (yes this is what I was told by an Apple user at work), Androids freedom and options is what power users like about Android, it's also why Android has basically taken over the market...I mean come on it's 2013 and apple devices still can't run simple widgets on the desktop...even TV's from 2009 could run widgets.
In any case, your decision, your money, but I hope you think about it and make the right choice for your self.
The bolded is BS. Apple OS is made for people who like Apple OS. I have a Windows PC, a linux laptop, a Android Cellphone and an IPad. All of them are great devices. Point is, you can enjoy Apple OS even if you are a tech guy. And as a tablet, is a great device.
This is one of the more hilarious fallacies of people who "think" they're tech people.
I work in web development. A HUGE portion of my fellow developers use iOS products. Plenty use Android as well.
The thing to take away from this is that professional tech people (the people who actually make MONEY through networking and computers) by and large view their devices as nothing more than tools. They choose the tools that cater to their specific needs... And sometimes, that's iOS. I use plenty of iOS products and I can't remember the last time I was frustrated with the "closed ecosystem". My iPhone and iPad do the tasks I require of them in a stable and pleasing manner. Others may find the same of their Android devices (and I plan to pick up a new Nexus 7 for Android testing when it's released).
The point is: choose whatever device performs the tasks you need for the price you find acceptable.
And for the love of God, stop it with fanboy bullshit about what "real tech people" use because if you say such an asinine thing, you probably don't know many "real tech people".