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Old 01-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by faithbw View Post
I'm looking to buy a tablet but I'm still not quite sure which one I want.
I have several questions for you first. One, do you really need to keep all of that content on your device, eating up precious storage? One alternative is to keep only essential content on your device and stream the rest of it. Another option is placing your music on an MP3 player like your iPod touch or a Sansa Clip Zip.

I have a 32GB Nexus 7 and I keep storage freed up by streaming content whenever possible and keeping my music on an 8GB Sansa Clip Zip with a 32GB mSD card.

The second question has to do with the content you've purchased. Since you own the audio and video content, you can convert it to a format supported by Android; so you're not out any money there. What you won't be able to port over are the iOS apps. So, how many of those apps are essential to have as specific paid apps as opposed to free comparable apps?

App use is very user specific and what one person is satisfied with would be totally unsatisfactory for another. In all the years I've owned iOS/Android devices, I've never paid for a single app. I either get the free version of a paid app or I get the paid one free through a promo. Also, if a paid app doesn't have a free version, then I'll find a comparable version from someone else that is free. This works for me, but might not work for you.

Since I'm not locked into anyone's ecosystem, I can easily pop in and out at will. The big question you have to answer in relation to the paid apps you deem essential to you is this - is the long term cost/benefit ratio cheaper to stay with Apple and its more expensive devices or to go with cheaper Android devices and having to do a one time re-purchase of essential apps?

Last edited by tubemonkey; 01-09-2013 at 01:24 PM. Reason: added "do a one time - of"
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