iPad Mini v Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"
August 10, 2013 7:56 AM Subscribe
I’m trying to decide b/t an iPad Mini and a Samsung Galaxy Tab (2 or 3). The primary use for this thing will be watching videos w/ the kids at bedtime and using it as a kid distraction device at waiting rooms, airports, restaurants, etc.
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My wife and I both have iPhones and the kids each have old iPod touch (pre-IOS5). The old Touches aren’t really cutting it as a distraction device any more as they only have 8 GB memory and poor batteries.
I still get a bit of sticker shock looking at the Mini iPad (about $339). For $125 I can get a Galaxy Tab 2 from Amazon ($199 for a Tab3). This is for a 7” Tab.
What is the big difference between a Tab 2 and a Tab 3
Do both the Galaxy Tab 2 and 3 have a micro SD card slot?
Will it be a huge hassle getting iTunes content onto an Android device?
Will we be able to video chat b/t Android and Apple devices using Tango or Google hangout app?
Does Android do that annoying thing Apple does where old devices become obsolete after an OS upgrade? If I buy the Tab 2 will it be obsolete in 9 months? This is killing the Apple experience for me.
What about Android content? I assume there will be enough apps available that I’ll be able to find age appropriate games, etc. for kids?