For many Android users, they would rather lick a toilet seat than to so much as touch an iOS device. I’m sure Google appreciates the dedication, but unfortunately that can leave some of us with a good amount of… bias. While it’s great to read a review of a new Android device from a devotee, it can also be just as valuable to get an opinion from the other side of the fence. Perhaps that’s why I found this review of the Nexus 10 from iSource so refreshing. No blind fanboyism. Just a pure, honest opinion, from a techie who has an affiliation with Apple products and has owned every iteration of the iPad (even dabbled with the Nexus 7 in the past).
While he largely had great things to say about the tablet, issues arose from Samsung’s less than premium build quality, and overall inconsistencies within Android’s UI that eventually pushed said reviewer back to his beloved iPad. I get it. I do. Small issues for someone like myself but I believe he made some pretty valid points. With the Nexus 10 you’re getting 3 things: an awesome processor, amazing display, and great price. For some, that’s all they need. My favorite snippet:
“I have been asked the question, “How could you prefer a platform that doesn’t offer as many options or customizations as Android?” before. Just remember that this review is from the perspective of someone who is an iOS user, and is happier with that experience. Even though I am a tech professional by trade, have been interested in mobile technology for close to 20 years, and have owned at least one device running just about every major mobile OS ever produced, that doesn’t mean that I am automatically required to run Linux via a command line and carry a 6” phablet running the latest version of Cyanogen to keep my geek status card certified and stamped. Believe it or not, some of us tech enthusiasts actually PREFER simplicity and a clean look and feel. But, again, that’s just me.”
Still, Android users will be quick to point out how much more a power user can do with the Android OS, a testament to its superiority but honestly, that’s not for everyone. And if it’s not — there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Personally, I could never leave Android and believe it or not, I also like peanut butter in my pepperoni pizza. Just because your palate isn’t advanced enough to handle the complexities of the two flavors exploding in your mouth doesn’t mean you’re any less of a person. It only means you like something simpler, and that’s okay. I’ll never understand all the hate towards people who simply prefer an OS that’s different or more “simple” to use (sometimes simple is good), and although I’ve sent a jab or 2 the way of an iOS user in the past and will continue to do so in the future, I mean no ill will by it and it’s always in good fun.
For those that thought the ending of this review was predictable, let me remind you of another post from a member of iSource who reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and at the end of the day, fell in love with it, making it his daily driver. It happens. So, if you’re an Android user who was thinking of purchasing the Nexus 10, or perhaps mixing things up with iPad, you may want to check out the review for yourselves over on iSource.com. After you’ve checked it out, let us know if you agree or disagree with this man’s review.
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