Samsung dropped this chart in our inbox last night as a followup to Apple’s new iPad announcement.
It’s a spec comparison of the new iPad and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1, an Android tablet that comes with a stylus like the Galaxy Note smartphone.
If you needed proof that Android tablet manufacturers are running out of ways to set themselves apart from the iPad, here it is.
Last year, they all bragged about having Flash. Then Adobe killed flash on mobile. There went that argument.
So it’s all about the stylus this year, at least for Samsung.
A stylus may be fine for some people, but it’s going to take more than that to make people choose an Android tablet over an iPad. Plus, based on our experience using Samsung’s Stylus on the Galaxy Note, it needs a lot more work to truly replicate the feeling of writing on paper.
We’re not trying to say Samsung makes crappy products. It doesn’t. We still think the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the best iPad alternatives out there. The Asus Transformer Prime is pretty good too.
But it’s no secret that Android tablets have not taken off like Android phones have. It’s going to take more than a stylus to make that happen.
Here’s the chart:
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