David Ruddock, a writer for the Android Police site, has listed the iPad Air 2 as one of his Android Devices in the site’s holiday gift guide. He clearly feels that there’s no outstanding Android tablet that matches the iPad Air 2, and makes a fine case for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad line in general (emphasis mine):
The Air 2 is reliable, predictable, and very fast. iOS still has some tablet experience apps lacking Android equivalents, too, and while Android tablets do have some advantages (like a better Gmail app BY FAR), the iPad remains a no-brainer for me. If it’s my money being spent on a tablet, I’m going to buy the one I know is going to live up to a standard of quality – the iPad has been the gold standard in tablets since it was unveiled, and that hasn’t changed. I don’t see it changing any time soon, either.
It’s good to see an Android site writer who’s willing to praise the iPad and acknowledge that it’s still the standard that other tablets should be held to. We don’t always to play by ‘party lines’ when talking about mobile devices.
In that vein, I’d have to say I think the Nexus 7 (2013 edition) is a fantastic tablet – fast, powerful, and offering the best small tablet form factor I’ve seen yet.
Check out Ruddock’s iPad thoughts and the rest of the Android Police holiday picks here: