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Old 02-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #16
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I would suggest the Nexus 7 or 10 tablet. They are awesome!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #17
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I love my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7", but if I was buying for my DD I'd go with the iPad Mini because she's had an iPod Touch for years and would strongly prefer a gadget that didn't require the use of a new platform or the re-purchase of apps and media she already bought through iTunes. I haven't had an Apple product and starting from scratch preferred Android, but I think once you get started with one or the other switching over becomes pretty unattractive.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:05 AM   #18
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If price is an issue you could always get a refurb? They're cheaper and just as high a quality as a regular iPad, coming with a one year guarantee, new outer shell and new battery.

Example: Refurbished iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB - Black - Verizon (3rd generation) - $509.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #19
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I have a killer idea.

When's your son's birthday? If it's out in time, I could not recommend the Ubuntu Tablet more. Ubuntu Touch is a free version of Linux, a graphical operating system much like iOS and Android. It's extremely pretty, very stable, universally supported and not derived from a media giant like Apple or Google. It's awesome. Check it out here:

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #20
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I have a killer idea.

When's your son's birthday? If it's out in time, I could not recommend the Ubuntu Tablet more. Ubuntu Touch is a free version of Linux, a graphical operating system much like iOS and Android. It's extremely pretty, very stable, universally supported and not derived from a media giant like Apple or Google. It's awesome. Check it out here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/tablet
Thanks for your advice & help! The ubuntu looks great! wonder if its sold in canada thou? i checked online and couldnt find anything.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #21
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Thanks for your advice & help! The ubuntu looks great! wonder if its sold in canada thou? i checked online and couldnt find anything.
As far as I know, it's not been released yet but will be soon. Here's hoping it's out in time for the birthday and that it lives up to expectations!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #22
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I'm typing this from my iPad so you can guess which way I'm leaning....

Honestly, though, I can't imagine he wouldn't be thrilled with either one. What a nice mom
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #23
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Nexus 7 or 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire HD all android

All my kids have cheap tablets that are android for 100 bucks. I could not afford 600 or 1500 dollars in tablet.

Plus my kids also have Samsung Admire that I got for 49.99 dollars that got on sale at Best Buy they love them. They play with that besides the tablet sometimes.
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If it's any help, the iPad 5 is rumoured for a launch sometime in June. Then is the best time to keep up with trends or to nab a good deal on an older model.
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Thanks for that tip!
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If it's any help, the iPad 5 is rumoured for a launch sometime in June. Then is the best time to keep up with trends or to nab a good deal on an older model.
I wouldn't believe most rumors about Apple. There are so many of them and most of them are false. I used to go along with all of the hype, but now I just wait until an official announcement from Apple.

OP if you do decide to buy a Android tablet, just be careful with the apps you get. There are a lot of Malware apps for Android. Google has a big problem with this. One of the many reasons I prefer iPads over android powered tablets.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #27
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I have serious problems with the Android system. Over 40% of the apps on it have security flaws, some very serious. This is down to an app philosophy of "quantity not quality", most unlike Apple who audit their apps more tightly.
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Help! My son's birthday is coming up, he's going to be 13! Its a big deal. So i want to buy him something nice. He wants a tablet. Im thinking an ipad-mini or android tablet, like Samsung. Im kinda anti-apple, so im leaning more towards android. But i have to remember this isn't for me. Lol! Which one would you pick for a 13 year old boy?
I have the Nexus 7 with mobile data. It is wifi and I can buy a 30 day data plan when I need it. I have traveled twice with it over the past 6 months, purchased 30 days each time for $30 each time. I know you like Android, which is a super OS. He will love it, you will too.

http://www.google.com/nexus/7/

https://play.google.com/store/device..._32gb_hspa_att
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Really?
Ya, rly.

Of the 1,260 malware samples the team at North Carolina State University tossed at the Android OS, only 15 percent of them were detected by Google's app verification service.

2 Universities downloaded 13,000 Google Android apps and found that 41 out of every 100 apps were insecure.

It's a pity because I instinctively like Android due to it's foundations, but these flaws really worry me. It's no big deal if you're careful about what you download... I mean, it's only dangerous if you start downloading apps with names like "PayPal Tracker"
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #29
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I agree about the validity of android apps. But as far as best tablet goes, I love my iPad! But I've never had any other tablet to compare it too!
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