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Monday Poll: Do you own an Android tablet? Are you still looking to buy one?

We are approaching the 1-year mark for Android tablets, that is if you don’t count that silly 7″ thing that Samsung released in December 2010. As far as official tablet operating system tablets go though, the XOOM was the first and it dropped towards the end of last February. That puts us right around a full year for Android tablets.

So over the last 12 months, we have seen almost every tech manufacturer on the planet pump out some sort of tablet. Most of them have dual-core processors, the screens seem to be getting better, cameras are improving, and so on and so forth. Over the next year, we will see quad-core chips, full HD screens, cameras at the level of our smartphones, and prices dropping into far reasonable zones. It could be an exciting year for tablets, even with most looking at 2011 as somewhat of a flop if you weren’t an iPad.

As the curious crew that we are, we want to know two things for this poll. Do you already own a tablet? If you do or don’t, are you still considering one (maybe a new one) going into 2012?

Do you own an Android tablet?

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  • Paul

    I have a WiFi Xoom and use it constantly. Can’t understand why it’s considered a failure.

  • Have my Asus Transformer that i love….that has been traveling and saved my butt…..
    Just got a Galaxy tab 8.9….wee bit smaller but slick…..
    hoping for ICS on one of them…

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  • Staticx57

    I have an HP Touchpad and  Galaxy Tab 10.1 so im set for a while.

  • I have a Transformer Prime and I love it. I am interested to see what else comes out this year though.

  • I really really want an Asus Padfone to eliminate the need to have a tablet.

  • Dukeuni

    I purchased a Asus Transformer Prime and love it.  I use it at home and during meetings all of the time.  I find it much easier to write e-mails, surf the web, etc. with the tablet. 

  • Derrick Rayburn

    I was looking at the Asus Transformer Prime but some of the reported issues has me waiting to see what will come out.  The fact I just pre-ordered the Galaxy note should be a nice bridge until one comes out that really grabs my interest.

    Remote desktop on my Atrix is nice, but man things are tiny.  Looking forward to the extra real estate and LTE that the Note will have.

  • el oh el

    I don’t own a tablet (does Galaxy Note count? :D) but I will either pick up the Galaxy 7.7 or whatever new tablet goodness will come from Samsung or Apple.

  • Anonymous

    My wife has the Sony S that she won from a contest. I’ve played around with it and i love what Sony did with Android, only a few tweaks here and there from Sony and they did a nice job. 

    The transitions are very smooth and after testing against the ASUS Transformer I like the Sony S better.  It does take sometime to gt used to the Teardrop design but I am very impressed with this device.

    Plus if your a Play Station gamer the Sony S syncs right up toyour game with a lot of functionality & remote goodness.  Plus you can access and download all ov your Play Station content from the Blue ray off of your Play Station.

    Hoping to see more from Sony 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Original Asus Transformer.   Love it,  the screen is one of the morst gorgous on the market. 

  • Still don’t see a need for one would just be a toy – Not enough capabilities for web design or graphic design.

  • I have a Moto Xoom and a Galaxy Tab. Even though the Gal. tab will never see honey comb, My other half uses it as an e-reader and the kids love them both and if I can get 20mins of sanity then they are the greatest inventions ever. lol 

    I got my Xoom on Blk friday, the only reason why I got it was because it was at such a great price. I have no regrets with it. 

  • Wade Wilson

    TF101 + GNex. My laptop only comes out when I have to write a paper or when I need to sync my Zune.

  • I refuse to buy a tablet until it has 2 features.  Stock Android (preferably a true Nexus tablet), and at least 300 dpi.

  • Anonymous

    Does a ROM’d TouchPad count?

  • Warlike1919

    I have the kindle fire and my wife as the transformer

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  • Kellex – Now that we’re about a year into the swing of the android tablet world – i’d love to see a quick and dirty power ranking of the tablets currently available, or at least the top 5 or so in the 10.1inch range. 

  • KnightCrusader

    Ummm, the GTablet was released on November,1  2010, and despite how much ViewSonic screwed it up, its still a full fledged Tegra 2 tablet with a huge dev following. We’re even getting ICS on it with full hardware acceleration…

    So, we past the 1 year mark a few months ago. Old news! lol

  • Anonymous

    Currently have a Xoom LTE. I will keep using my galaxy nexus, but will be buying third literation of the I pad. Had a much better tablet experience with the I pad myself.

  • ThatGuy

    Not interested in tablets. I have my PC, laptop and cellphone covering all needs for entertainment, work and life. There is no niche a tablet could fill for me; probably even if it was free – it would be just collecting dust.

  • Anonymous

    I have a 10.1-inch Toshiba Thrive which I loved, until Honeycomb 3.2 crippled my ability to work with Office documents from the actual SD card and leave the built-in storage for application installs. Now I’m not excited about Android tablets anymore. If Toshiba ever releases ICS for the Thrive, I’ll give it a try but I’m not paying for another tablet just so Google or the manufacturer can take features away from it at a later time.

  • Love my Galaxy Tab 10.1, wifi.

  • 80% of my computer use at home is on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and i almost never touch my phone other than actually making calls.

  • Rob

    I love my Transformer Prime! Used to have a Xoom and HP Touchpad. So yeah, I guess you can say I’ve accepted tablets…

  • Anonymous

    Still lovin’ my Xoom.

  • Anonymous


  • waiting to see how Windows 8 on tablets is like.

  • T2Technology

    Walmart ran out of Acer iconias during a promotion and substituted a galaxy tab 10.1 for the same price.

    I paid $350 brand new. I couldn’t pass it up.

  • Cooperboy1230

    We bought four Moto Xoom Wifi tablets for Christmas. They have been awesome thus far. Haven’t rooted any of them thus far. Haven’t had any reason to. Have wifi tethered them to all of our various Android smartphones which I HAVE rooted. REALLY awesome when tethering my Razr Maxx in a 4G area. Camera is more than adequate. Hey, if you want pro photos, by a DSLR. Got even better with the ICS update. Wish we had ICS on our phones, but it’s coming. Maybe I’m just easy to please, but this tablet is really strong.

  • Getting rid of my Acer A100 and getting a Kindle Fire.
    Even though the KF has less feature it will fill my needs better as a reader.

    • Josh Groff

      Kindle has unbutchered android ported to it? Anyway, it is a real nice tablet, and you still can get those third party .apks. 😉

  • Kelly

    Loving my Transformer Prime!

  • Anonymous

    Quad-core and stock ICS, These 2 things are vital while waiting for the right tablet.

    • Anonymous

      Not saying those are bad ideals, but… having used ICS on the TF201 and the Xoom, a quad core has no impact on the user experience. In fact, if anything, the Xoom runs smoother.

  • Chris Sandoval

    I had the Acer a100 (7″ tablet). But the screen was so crappy and felt too close in size to a smartphone that I decided to return it. I’m now waiting for Samsung to announce its rumored tablet. The one with the extra large super amoled HD plus screen.

  • Gotrubberducky12

    Touch pad and nook color for me. Love the budget android tablets.
    And they both have ics. What’s not to love?

    • Josh Groff

      Nook costs more than Kindle Fire for lower specs. Also, stock all the apps were overpriced.

    • Anonymous

      What is the ICS TouchPad ROM you’re using?  I’m still on CM7 cuz I haven’t seen a stable ICS ROM.

  • Gotrubberducky12

    Touch pad and nook color for me. Love the budget android tablets.
    And they both have ics. What’s not to love?

  • Mexican

    I’m gonna get the iPad 3!!!

  • Anonymous

    Need a “Not sure” option for #2, I think. Q1 = 3,647 votes. Q2 = 2,754.

  • Anonymous

    I have a TF1, but looking to also add a 7″ to the mix.  Gotta be able to test my apps on as many screen sizes as possible, right? Being an app developer has some nice excuses to buy new toys :p

  • Balls

    as much as a google/android fan i am, i really want to see what windows 8 tabs bring to the table

    because, i want the functionality of a desktop/laptop with the formfactor of a tablet

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you.  That’s why I’m only willing to spend <=$300 on an Android tablet because there are certain windows apps I need to be able to run to justify $400+.  So I'm looking for a cheap Android tablet now and probably a Win 8 tablet later.

      I have to imagine the window of opportunity for Android tablets to establish a base is between now and when Win 8 tablets ship.  If they don't then I can't see them ever selling well.

  • Smo

     People use tablets?

  • Anonymous

    Waiting on the new Lenovo tablet. I’m hoping it’ll have good some good dev following and that custom ROMs are developed for it.

  • Where is the I am a broke college student but want one option

  • Bionicman

    i just got a microsoft bluetooth keyboard for my transformer and now along with my bluetooth mouse its pretty much replaced my laptop save for a few Windows specific apps.

  • Anonymous

    After seeing people buy so many iphone 4s(mall)  I can guarantee that people with ipad’s and ipad 2’s will just buy it for the number 3 at the end of the name.  The only way Apple can screw up is to introduce the ipad 3 at a much higher price opening the door up for Android.  Otherwise Android has to come in at a lower cost and more features.  

  • Tbeavist

    when they slap on a cd/dvd drive on them, then i’ll bite.

    • Anonymous

      Is this sarcasm, or are you serious? I can see a disc drive on a desktop or large laptop, but I couldn’t imagine one on a tablet. I even wish my 14 inch laptop didn’t have one.

      • Tbeavist

        not an enitre disc drive but at least a slot. like how Mac has theres. sadly i did just bring apple into this… BUT if im buying a tablet to replace my laptop i want to be able to burn my cds to it to update my google music library. and i want to be able to watch my movies on it.

    • Anonymous

      I’m trying to think when the last time I used a CD/DVD drive was?  In fact, I believe I pulled the SATA cable out of the one in my desk to add a 4th HDD.  It’s been years since I felt the need for one.  Not sure how prevalent that is, but I imagine it’s not a small number.

    • PC_Tool

      That you, gramps?  I keep telling you, get a flash drive!

  • Anonymous

    I’m a tech junkie and own both a Transformer Prime and an iPad2. Both are great. I’d say it’s about 60/40 in favor of the Prime as far as how much I use them.

  • Anonymous

    I honestly haven’t had a need for a tablet, although I do use them at work due to the ease of walking around managing while keeping up with tasks on the tablet or showing progress to employees, but at home I just never feel like I need a tablet. I’d rather have a laptop, or I’m at my desk anyways and using my desktop.  

    I did buy my wife an Ipad 2 because you know women, they want to brag about their crap to their friends and I bought my mother the kindle fire because she really enjoys e-reading. 

    After seeing the video of the Nexus being used as a desktop PC, I really think we’re headed to that being the future of computing.  Where you can take your entire computer in your pocket, sit it in a dock at any location and have everything you need show up on the 30” monitor with a blue tooth keyboard/mouse.  That seems more likely to be the future to me once the hardware starts to match our current laptops/desktop computers processing power.

  • Anonymous

    want in the galaxy tab 2 (10.1 inch) , a full hd display with super amoled plus , quad core, minimum 5mp rear camera with flash , 2mp front, slim, long battery life, and not have to cost a limb