Samsung Galaxy Tablet vs iPad – Can Samsung Tablet PC Win?

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With the release of the Apple iPad, the battle for the tablet market is heating up.  Though there have been many other tablets released into the marketplace to date, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet is the only real competitor at this time.  The similarities between these two tablets make consumers wonder which will be the winner.

Apple iPad.

The iPad sports a 9.7 inch multi-touch screen, with 8 GB of RAM as the standard, ramping up to 32 GB available.

WiFi is standard with this tablet, with hot spotting available through network.  Apple has also incorporated many of the things it has learned through the manufacture of the iPod, and iPhone, to make it so that the iPad seems to be an over-the-top hybrid of both.

The Apple iPad has clear advantages from the start

The Apple iPad has clear advantages from the start

The iPad has an advantage out of the gate, with the app store that Apple already has available.  Many software developers have had a long period of time to develop apps for both the iPhone and iPod Touch.  The iPad has backwards compatibility for all of these apps.

Apple was also able to incorporate sturdy construction into a lightweight frame, with really nice advances in battery technology installed into the iPad.

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

One glaring difference between the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tablet is the size of the screen.  The Galaxy Tab has a screen size of only 7 inches, 2.7 inches smaller than the Apple iPad.

The size difference is made up for by the extraordinary multi-touch features that it has.  Samsung has taken cues from its development of the Galaxy S phone, giving the Tab a very intuitive interface.

The Samsung Galaxy Tablet needs to take a big bite out of Apple right away

The Samsung Galaxy Tablet needs to take a big bite out of Apple right away

It has an Android-based operating system, with a 1.2 GHz A8 processor.  It also comes standard with 16 GB of storage, with a micro-SD expansion slot for up to 32 GB.

Because the Android operating system has been so popular, there are many apps already available for the Samsung Galaxy Tablet, which will help it in its head-to-head competition against the iPad.  Whether or not developers continue to support the android platform is up for debate, but with the release of more and more tablets, developers will start to see that there is more to the world than Apple.

IPad versus Galaxy Tablet

The winner of this race will be the manufacturer that allows software developers the most access to their hardware and operating system platforms.  After all, that is where the money will go.  Apple already has a very forward-looking viewpoint of the apps experience.

Whether Samsung will be able to claim the same will have to be seen in the future.  For now, consumers can expect competitive prices on both the hardware and apps involved.

It’s a new frontier in the tablet industry, and getting in on it now would be an advantage.

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  1. Comment by Jolene

    I really want an IPad :D I still think the IPad would be a better purchase that the Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

    on December 29, 2010 at 3:51 am
  2. Comment by Stuart

    I think all the tablet stuff is being way over rated. I think these ar ehtings that will be fading away. With exception of maybe the electronic readers like the Kindles and such – those seem to have a sound base. I dont know..maybe as things progress and the costs of the tablets start to drop, they may catch on to a massive line, but right now I think they are the preverbial “Flash in the pan”.

    on December 29, 2010 at 3:59 am
  3. Comment by Jomina

    Well, that’s a possibility. I’m of the opinion, however, that there are a lot of geeks in the world who are really into this kind of stuff. (I should know, I am one! ;) )

    Right now, they’re so expensive because it’s a new technology. But, honestly, just like cell phones used to be expensive, and out of the price range of the common man, now you can get them for a penny, I think eventually tablets will go the same way. Sure, I don’t think there can be as cheap as one cent, but quite a bit less expensive than they are now, most certainly.

    Shoot, you can even find really good laptops under 300 dollars nowadays. Could not imagine that even 8 years ago.

    Thanks for the great comment!

    on December 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm
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