Apple iPad 2 vs Honeycomb tablets vs webOS HP TouchPad: fight!

Apple iPad 2 vs Honeycomb tablets vs webOS HP TouchPad: fight!

The battle of the heavyweights hasofficially been staged – the Apple iPad 2 is the successor to theoriginal iPad, which dominated the tablet segment in the last year,but the new contenders appear with an equally mighty dual-core muscleand tailor-made Android Honeycomb not breaking a sweat under itspower.



The iPad 2 comes with a lot of swagger– Cupertino is saying that with it the company aims to retain anearly 80% market share in 2011. Honeycomb on the other sidecomes in a variety of tablets like the already released Motorola XOOMand the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. But it's not the only onewho wants a piece of the tablet pie as the webOS-based HP TouchPad isexpected to make an appearance in the Summer months.



We shouldn't omit the rest of thetablets out there, but it seems that most of them fall in a slightlydifferent category by either having a smaller screen or not havingthe type of carrier support these heavyweight will get. That – ofcourse – doesn't make them less of a capable rival to the iPad, butfor the time being let's focus on the biggest ones and see who winsin the first round where we clash the specs!





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148 Comments

147. koreampuff unregistered

Well hands down I prefer Android devicesBut you gotta admit Steve Jobs did a superb job with building Apple's reputation and brand value. Now if Apple stopped being so cocky, allowed some personalization, and got Adobe Flash on their devices. >_> especially the cocky factor... then I might actually stop being bitter about Apple...

146. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

:D i just spammed this article with thumbs down xD ahaha i can click the thumbs down 5 times and 5 thumbs down will appear ;)

142. kabirkickass unregistered

i feel the competitors have everything to break apples rule now..they just need a slightly better app store

141. Steve_Jobs

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

I can't understand.... Are those red and green your teams colors?

139. annoymous unregistered

hey, its so simple if the iproducts are really shitty no one would buy it smartphones should be simple to use and without flaws, and yet i cant find an android device can do that i bought my droid when they had just released it, and at the same time my friend bought a 3gs and that was like hell for me and heaven for my friend, i tweaked and overclocked it, what i got was still a sluggish device also the battery life got even worse too much to worry about then i traded for the 3gs and im still using it right now its much comfortable to use it though its not the newest phone, i still get regular updates, smooth ui, the most important thing is it doesnt freeze, i hated it when im receiving calls and the droid just freezed simplicity is what i want i dont care if there isnt any widgets on the homescreens or flash contents on my browser, i have youtube and other many streaming apps for watching videos. So why do i need flash?to see those ads?facebook games?why not play the gmes on my gaming apps?it makes no sense to play those flash games designed for pc

137. nothin

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

why is the playbook not here?

138. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

said the same thing

136. fb_dragon76

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

HAHAHAHA APPLE FANS R ALL OVER THIS S**T. THEY'RE SO MAD AT THE TRUTH THAT THEY ARE THUMBS DOWNING ANYTHING THAT IS REMOTELY TRUE

123. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

I think everyone should go over to Engadget, and read the article about Samsung finding parts of it's own device "inadequate" when compared to the iPad 2. And correct me if I am wrong, but the Samsung has the best SPECS of any of these tabs overall. Just going to let the FACTS speak for themselves. Good day, all :).

124. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

this article here where it says clearly that they are planing to change their parts.... now what Samsung means? it could mean anything (even wanting a lighter device or a smaller form factor also when you gonna talk about something post the dam link ok? thank you, this also tell us where you got your trolling from gemini!? http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/04/samsung-finds-parts-of-galaxy-tab-10-1-inadequate-compared-to/

125. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

What does trolling mean? Honest question coming from someone who isn't a virgin in their parents basement. Also, I am not gemini, but good try buddy.

128. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

134. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

The definition suits you perfectly. I mean look at this page alone. This is my 2nd post. While you already have 3. Well I guess that makes you the biggest troll :)

126. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Samsung plans to...according to executive VP Lee Don-Joo, "improve the parts that are inadequate."

129. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

well in order to beat a strong opponent one must be stronger not equal

120. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So bottom line here: 85% of the people in this topic state that the iPad and Apple is basically garbage...But 530 admits that he uses MULTIPLE accounts so he can spend his time SPAMMING thumbs up and down to make the entire thread PRO-APPLE. So this is basically an admission that APPLE is ONLY doing well even in discussions because of fanboys rigging the numbers and acting pathetic... Im glad we have this proof on the record.

121. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

that explains the same numbers of thumbs up and down going on here

133. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

No. Bottom line is. There are more readers who think you're full of it :) What will you say next? That I bought all the ipads from Apple? Hahahaha. You're crazy.

117. sdecker149 unregistered

I am an Android user(Droid, Hero, Evo) and have been for the last three years and I have never owed an Apple product. I see on these forums people bashing others that like Apple products. Why is that? Why do you call them "sheep" that just follow? Could that be said about the ones that like Android products that they are just "sheep" following because it is Android? When I go to buy a product I research and see what previous customers say about the products and what the over all rating are, and I do this from multiple sites. Even though I have never owned an Apple product, it makes me wonder why they do so well. It can't be just because of there name or specs. They must be doing something right because they have hundreds of millions of happy customers year after year. If they didn't have a good product the name would fail and if all of there users were sheep, there would be no new users and numbers would stagnate. For example, Palm was great and had millions of customers, but it made a bad product (other than the OS) and it started to die off. No new "sheep" and the old "sheep" started to pass away. All that being said, numbers do not lie, Apple is doing it right.(non fanboy just an observer)

116. Axel Aubrey unregistered

The ipad 2 is an even bigger waste of money than the ipad first generation. Sure you could pretend that it is an actual tablet, but the truth is that it is probably worse than most devices we have seen come out the past year. “But its Apple” now that android honey comb is out there is no need for the brain washing ios4. Apple is backwards as opposed to the rest of the market.

109. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Exactly! Flyer should have been included in the comparison.

107. AndroidQueen

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 04, 2011

IPad clearly loses here. Even Apple fans are disappointed. They expected more. Galaxy Tabs looks pretty sweeeet. I want to see how HTC Flyer compares too.

106. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

I wish the Android tablets would partner up with android phones similarly to how HP's new Pre 3 and it's tab will. Also, as I mentioned earlier, I wish Netflix would finally come out with an android app. Adding those two things and at least a similar battery life to the iPad (which from what I hear, the Xoom is similar) would make the Android tabs a much better value. Every device has it's ups and downs, no device is perfect.

105. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

@ protozeloz. I somewhat agree with you on the "not a full product" thing. I was expecting a little more especially considering that the competition is coming on really strong with the Xoom and HTC Flyer. If Motorola prices the WiFi only version of the Xoom a little more reasonably, it will be a real contender. The iPad 2 is still gonna sell, but this thing needed a little more meat on it IMHO.

104. Steve_Jobs

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Ok, ok, boyz, geminis, tacos and other garbage!... Enough now! You even make me sick now. Everybody says they don't like my arrogance... Here I go on record: I just made a barely good tablet, sorry to disappoint my little loyal friends. But at least I tried to bring you something you all dreamed about - IT'S WHITE! I did my best. That'll do for now. On the bright side, I know there are a lot of people out there that are not very smart or tech savvy, so I don't have to worry about sales.

114. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

People just don't like you, period :)

140. Steve_Jobs

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

As long as I have you to defend me. My boy gemini!

145. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and thats how u know steve jobs is a racist. his best "imrovement" was making it white. boycott boycott!! :)

96. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think this. -Android Is Currently the Number One selling OS -iPhone is the Number One selling Phone They both have their good and bads As we humans continue to work on our platforms Now One sole reason why the Ipad 2 shouldn't be on the main list its because it may not be a full product, just something In the middle... will that make the iPad2 bad or a bad decision if you end up buying it? you judge that depending on your desire but again the tab market is young and unlike the phone market this time companies seem to be more ready. shouldn't you buy that tablet? I say go ahead, but i highly recommend you play with it a little and see if you are really gonna find some use to it (I Know is your effing money but i hate to see people buy a gadget because its cool and have it tossed away few weeks latter gathering dust... THATS A SIN *****), also check the competition. I the en the winner of a good choice is the user. The Xoon can be an option too since it seems the device may not be considered obsolete that fast and its got Google to back it up, as it its its "Nexus Tablet"(I think) so far... and with, but also could have some annoying things, like no LTE from the start (yeah they where drunk that day) and No support for SD card(I correct Drunk and High), but it got here for the same reason the iPad2 got out... Tablet market is not defined yet WEB OS?????? no coments here and why no playbook there? it can also be a good option for a more pocket sized tab but ladies this is not the year of the tablet... its 2012 go spend money and find cool uses for them but the real test drive starts on 2012(please kill the notebook )

101. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Huh? Last time I checked, the number selling OS is still Symbian. See, your true android colors came out :) Android took over symbian in the smartphone class, but symbian is still by far #1. But yes, the #1 selling SMARTPHONE would be the iphone IN ITS PRICE CATEGORY. The #1 overall is stil Nokia (for now). What? The ipad2 is not a full product? Are you making your own definitions now of what a tablet should be? Lol. The ipad is too big not to be included in the main list. Yeah, let's not include the ipad in the main list, but let's just compare every freakin new tablet that comes out to it. So you think that 2011 is not the year of the tablet? Ummmm, between you and Stevie, I'd rather take Stevie's words. Well unless of course you are a CEO of a company bigger than Apple, then maybe I would believe you more :)

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