Pros Here are the pros:
-No computer required to run Tablet
-Keyboard is great in portrait view if you have large hands
-Gmail works great.
Cons You have to sync this with google account otherwise no play. In order to remove google account you have reset the device erasing everything Flash isn't installed and I had problems getting it going. (Flash Sucks!) I got flash going, 80 percent the we
Summary The Droids Tablets have a long way to go. Tablet-makers need to simplify the interface and focus on stability instead of extra features than most users don't want. I simply wanted a Tablet computer that has the ability to use flash like a laptop (I don't care about battery life). However, the Flash experience was terrible and shouldn't be advertised as a complete web experience. It isn't. In fact www.espn.com simply didn't completely work on this system. After spending 700 bucks I sold it on eBay for 500 dollars. :(
Android OS has a way to go before it is as stable as iOS (Droid Market place isn't well thought out).
Pros Great screen, browser and entertainment software.
Cons Few software bugs need to be ironed out.
Pros cultivates masochistic tendencies
Cons Locked Bootloader
Video/Audio Sync issues during Capture/Playback
No USB-Host, No USB-Mount (Disabled by LG/T-Mobile in kernel)
No SMS (Disabled by T-Mobile/LG)
NO Bluetooth Headset support in GTalk (Disabled by T-Mobile/LG in kernel)
so much more...
Summary DO NOT BUY THE LG G-SLATE!!! LG LOCKED THE BOOTLOADER, T_MOBILE SAYS DEVELOPMENT IS NOT SUPPORTED ON THE DEVICE. THE SLATE SHIPS WITH A CRIPPLED 3.1 BUILD OF ANDROID, NO USB-HOST, NO NETFLIX, NO USBMOUNT, STUTTERED VIDEO CAPTURE/PLAYBACK. THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH YOUR PC WITHOUT SOFTWARE WHICH MEANS IT WILL NOT WORK IN THE REAL WORLD WHEN YOU NEED IT TO. THIS IS UNSUPPORTED BY LG AND T-MOBILE DO NOT BUY!!!
LET T-MOBILE DIE THE SLOW DEATH IT DESERVES, DON'T COMPROMISE YOUR INTEGRITY FOR A QUICK BUCK, AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! OPPOSE THE AT&T/T-MOBILE MERGER!!! T-MOBILE DOESN'T WANT ANDROID TO BE FREE!!!
Signed, future former T-Mobile Customer
(Thanks to M**lene in G-Slate Support)
Pros Size is comfortable, screen is clear and bright, tons of apps, WiFi vs 3/4g; no contract.Front and rear camera is excellent.
Cons 4g uses battery and few options to slow it down. Some android apps have not been updated to work with this software release.
Summary I used a iPad over a year and hate the socialist control by Apple, many apps are totally worthless but then so are some of the android. So I can honest do a compare. This "slate" "tablet" is far better than the iPad. My hands dont get tired holding it, there is more flexability in using the screens and it is rock solid on WiFi, iPad has a weak WiFi radio. I do not travel around much, so WiFi keeps it going great. When I do travel I buy the plan $10-30 depending on how long i need cellular access. I love the fact it switches so fast to WiFi and saves the data usage on the cellular plan.If there were one thing I would add would be a better speaker, that is the only item that is better on the iPad. The screen switches position very quickly without the lag in the iPad, if you play a game it is very responsive. I plugged in a USB keyboard and off I went using it vs the screen keyboard. Next software update will add even more USB functions. If you want options and letting yourself decide what is best for you, then you will not go wrong with this choice, if you want to stumble along with someone else telling you what is best for you then get an iPad.
Pros Not an Apple product. Honeycomb. Nice display.
Cons Way too expensive!!!!! That's not something unique to this product though. All these tablets are coming out with price tags that would make you think they are made of gold. Thet aren't laptops, they're just a toy. For the same money I could buy a REALL
Summary I'm sick of everyone trying to compare all the Android tablets to the iPad. I HATE Apple!!!!! I would never buy anything from them. Their practice of targeting young students anoys me. Do these people realize that the day they graduate and go to work less than 1% of them will use Macs? Apple may have 3% market share but that's not in the workplace. It sets young people up to fail and encorages this "topple the giant/go against big business" mentality which is stupid. I don't care if an iPad was $200, I still wouldn't buy one. Can't you just compare the product to relevant product like the Xoom and leave the iPads out of it?