Well, to begin with with, both tablets are outstanding choices.
I suppose the key difference (at least since it pertains directly towards the user experience) could be the operating system. The iPad runs Apple iOS as well as the Nexus runs Google’s Android. Indeed, it’s worth noting that both tablet pc’s were purposely designed to run their respective operating systems versus simply licensing another person’s Platform.
Beyond that, the 2nd biggest disparity is cost. The Google Nexus 10 tablet (16 GB) is at present on offer on Amazon for £364; whereas the iPad 4 (16GB) will set you back £379 from the same site. The Google nexus 10 is simply that tiny bit less costly.
However, as PC Adviser’s Chris Martin points out,
Evidently, the Nexus 10 doesn’t have the apple ipad’s Retina Display; the apple ipad 4 also includes better battery life. Neither device has any way to enhance storage space, but there are way more options for the iPad 4, with Apple offering 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, while the Nexus tops out at 32GB.
Additionally to that, the apple ipad 4 offers some 300,000 or more downloadable apps, which the Nexus simply cannot compete with (despite the Android store being faraway from under stocked). Simon Hill of ‘digitaltrends.com’ claims,
“Google’s Nexus 10 can run a huge variety of apps and games accessible via Google Play. Google’s content offering has improved a great deal in the last year and you will find more free apps there than in the App Store. There are some high-quality options too, but as a general rule the premium apps and games still come to iOS first and get ported to Android later. Android is still catching up when it comes to tablet apps”.
In terms of performance, then, the apple ipad 4 could be the better tablet pc, at the least, in my view it is. I’m not isolated in that belief, moreover. Simon Hill agrees,
“The Nexus 10 offers a dual-core, 1.7Ghz Exynos 5 processor also backed by 2GB of RAM. The iPad has Apple’s A6X processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and just 1GB of RAM. In benchmark tests, the Nexus 10 is the clear winner, although the iPad is best at processing graphics. The iPad and the Nexus 10 are very responsive. In hands-on comparisons here at DT though, we’ve found that the iPad still feels most responsive and works the best for users”.
Then again, the Google nexus 10 is a tad cheaper. Ultimately, the selection comes down to you: are you an Android or an iOS customer?
Chunka Mui, writing for ‘Forbes.com’ says of these two,
“The more interesting implication of network effects analysis is whether the Android-iOS duopoly leaves room for any other mobile platform. Given how far behind all other contenders are, it will be a challenge for any to build formidable ecosystems. Even if a contender were to launch a viable platform, it faces the almost insurmountable task of improving at a pace that keeps up with the positive feedback loops already established by iOS and Android”.
Both operating systems are excellent and each has its fans. For my part, I prefer both Operating system formats, but I prefer iOS better for the reason that I have used various variations of it for years now and it always appears pretty sensibly laid out.