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iPad2 vs the rest of the world

Busy as I’m it tooks to me too much to say something about iPad2. I’m going to be very very direct, and for sure it’s just my opinion.

As I said Motorola Xoom was the only to face iPad; mainly for two reasons:

  • Android 3.0
  • Nice & polished aspect

I don’t care about how good the hardware was or how much does it cost. Now we know Motorola Xoom is $599 at Amazon. There’re more Android 3.0 all around but to compete with iPad they need to look not as a lego piece of plastic (yes, I’m thinking about you Samsung Tab) and have a great company supporting it.

So, what has happened? while the rest of the world was competing against the iPad, Apple was preparing the iPad2. They have a great merchandise team; have a look on those demo videos about iPad2: awesome.

By the way, techies spend time about how many Gb or Mghz has that or those tablet… do you how much does it worry to a normal user? The great improvements on iPad2, thinking as a normal user are:

  • same price, (critized Apple as expensive, it was humorous that Samsung tab was expensive)
  • slim, light: no one are close to it
  • smart cover

And talking as a techie there’re just two significant things: slim battery (that longs the same, probably ’cause they control everything, hard and soft) and powerful GPU which is important in user experienced (games, web and apps rendering…)

As a conclusion, Apple strikes back. We all know they are a closed solution, they hate Adobe Flash, they control hardly apps in their store… yes, it’s true, but they are a step ahead, don’t you?

PD: I haven’t and iPad, neither I’m going to buy an iPad2 although any present is wellcomed.