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Monday Poll: Who is Your Favorite Tablet Manufacturer Today?

With more people than ever looking to snatch up an Android tablet, we figured it would be a good idea to see who reigns supreme in the tablet market through the eyes of our readers. With four highly popular tablets available, ASUS could be a clear winner for most, but let’s not count out Samsung’s large portfolio or even Motorola’s offerings such as the XOOM and the XYBOARD lineup.

We know it may seem a bit one-sided, seeing as how ASUS is now the maker of the most popular Android tablet to date (theΒ Nexus 7), but there will always be room for user preference. Sound off in the comments below and let us know your thoughts on Android tablet manufacturers.

Who is your favorite Android tablet manufacturer?

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  • Richard Wheeler

    Asus is the iCrap killer!!!

  • JazzoRenee

    I wasn’t thanking with the padphone Asus wins hands down.

  • TechGuy21

    asus my TF101 is getting JB i might sell it for TF700 but its nice to know its getting an update

  • Steve Malina

    I have the Archos G9 Turbo and love it. Wife has Kindle Fire and loves it.

  • LuckyHunter

    HP – for giving me a $150 dual core tablet that can run ICS just as well as most others out there today. πŸ˜›

  • I voted ASUS because of their support track record – e.g. regular updates to their firmware, fast updates to newer Android releases, favorable response to the enthusiast community (e.g. bootloader unlock solutions), and their response to GPS-gate of the TF Prime (sending out free hardware dongles because software couldn’t fix bad hardware design). That said, I don’t yet own an ASUS tablet (my Nexus 7 better ship tomorrow otherwise I will be thoroughly unhappy because I ordered it about 5 hours after it was announced). I did use a Xoom WiFi (the Google Experience version) at my old job, and bought a Toshiba Thrive for my current job. I like/liked both. I also own a first generation iPad, and enjoy it as a toy, but not as a serious device for getting stuff done.

  • toto

    Not Samsung, locked boot loaders, untimely updates.

  • Daniel Flanigan

    that homescreen looks like unicorn throwup

  • AryanRich
  • Neomastermind

    Title says one thing and the poll says another. I answered with the post’s title in mind. Apple is my favorite tablet manufacturer, hence why I chose other. Out of the Android manufacturers I couldn’t say because I haven’t used an Android tablet extensively.

  • manny

    Apple is my fav. jajajajaj

  • samsung,because its all i’ve ever used, oh and it was free lol

  • dshizzel

    I think the only people voting for Acer were trying to click Asus and missed.

  • Paul

    It’s a shame Apple was ignored in the list. Manufacturers who use Android OS still have nothing out to compete with the ipad. Oh, I have used Android phones since the G1.

    • The poll was who is your favorite Android tablet manufacturer. *Troll Fail*

    • Chris

      You can choose other… And I must say Android would do just fine if they had more advertising for the tablet line. Just no one knows they exist.

  • I ordered the 64GB ASUS Infinity today from Amazon along with the keyboard dock, in chrome. On the page it said “1 to 2 month delivery” . Confirmation said Aug 9 – 15th.

  • When it came out last year, the Tab 10.1 was great and set a high bar for Android tablets. I still really like mine, but there’s no question that ASUS has really brought their A Game to this round of Android tablets. No one else is close.

  • Androidfan1981

    but if you ask me whats my favorite smart phone company and tablet company from # 1 to least in buth fields well in smart phones my first choice is samsung #1 then Motorola with the droid line ups #2 and then Crapple’s iphone wood be my 3rd pick now in the Tablet field my first pick wood be Asus#1 with the Nexus 7 tablet and the Transformer line and then my second pick is samsung #2 with the Galaxy tab series then my thrid pick is Motorola #3 with the Motorola Xoom & xy board and my 4th pick is Acer #4 with the the Iconia series i like the iconia tab because Acer was my first Laptop and Crapple is my last pick in the phone and tablet field

  • fvqu

    Asus needs to start making smart phones in the US. I would buy it over a Samsung any day.

  • Anon984

    I would say Motorola because I have the wifi Xoom and it might have been expensive, it does have an external microSD slot and it received ICS soon after it was announced and looks like it will get JB within the next few days or a couple weeks. To go through 3 OS upgrades since it’s launch is pretty good and the performance has been great. It’ll probably be able to handle most games and apps for another year or two so I think I’m getting my money’s worth out of it and the build quality is awesome. The only one complaint I have is that I wish it was a bit thinner and lighter.

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  • Androidfan1981

    to me Asus is king in the Tablet field al the way but if you changed the ? to who your favorite smart phone company that wood be samsung all the way sammy’s got the smart phone market down packed and Asus has got the tablet market locked and sealed

  • EvanTheGamer

    ASUS FTW!

    ASUS, great job on the Nexus 7, I don’t think anyone could have done a more stellar job than you guys!!

  • Terrance Steiner

    I put my vote in for Asus. Not because of their newer devices but because of their support of the older ones. I have a fist generation Transformer that has received more updates than I can keep track of. Hell, my old Transformer was one of the first tablets to be updated to ICS. I know that there has been some concern lately that the OG Transformer will not be getting Jelly Bean. Based on the past performance, I believe that the odds are pretty good that it will. I have been so impressed that my next computer purchase my likely be an Asus.

    This is with the stipulation that I have never owned another manufacturer’s tablet so I am probably a bit baised.

  • SD_Scott

    Having owned a Samsung 10.1 and the Asus TF300T, my vote goes to Asus. Not only did Asus put out their own bootloader unlock but it also seems to be much more developer friendly. And let’s face it… I’m a flash whore.

  • Anthony_Armando

    i have loved asus products for at least 8 years ago. always high quality, reliable, and kept up to date. even my motherboard is getting BIOS updates 4 years later. when i heard that asus had jumped into the tablet game i was very excited, but never bought one because i was waiting for a nexus. when i found out they were working with google to make the nexus 7 there was no doubt in my mind that the N7 would be my first tablet.

  • ddevito

    So…does anyone think there will be a Nexus 10? If not, then what are everyone’s thoughts on Google (sort of) abandoning the 10″ landscape form factor UI?

  • I actually really like my Xyboard 8.2. I would have waited on the Nexus tablet, but when I purchased the Xyboard in December the Nexus was only a hint of a rumor. Assuming that they keep up the habit and create a second or third generation Nexus 7 then I’ll be all over it when my Xyboard dies.

  • Bsody

    So UPS tells me my N7 will get here tomorrow…even though it is waiting for me at home. Happy Monday.

  • The Ancient Egyptians!

    • Adam Elghor

      hahaha +100

  • HTC isn’t even on the list. HTC Flyer anyone? lol

  • Trevor

    I would have picked ASUS even if they didn’t make the Nexus 7 simply due to how quick they are to update their tablets. I wish all manufacturers would send along updates that fast.

  • It’s all about the Nexus tablet right now. If Samsung released a Nexus Note 10, I’d change my vote in a heartbeat.

  • ddevito

    Asus.

    The Nexus 7: Built by Asus, Designed by Google.

    BIATCH

  • GeeksWife1992

    HP – Touchpad – cheap and runs both webOS and Android ICS with minimal tweeking. :

    • JoshGroff

      CM9 + webOS, good times. That webOS browser is swift. Hard to beat considering you can get one for ~100 ish now.

    • T4rd

      Not that it’s a bad tablet, but that HP hasn’t ever manufactured an Android tablet and they no longer manufacture tablets at all (besides the Slate which doesn’t directly compete in the tab market since it runs Win7 and is x86 based). Plus that hardware is a generation or two old now so it’s no longer current in todays market.

    • paul_cus

      HP for me as well. Until I get a chance to see the Nexus 7, the TouchPad is my favorite.

  • HP. They made the best $99 tablet ever!

    • arthur2142

      Only for those lucky enough to pick the TouchPad up during the firesale!

    • JMonkeYJ

      haha so true. think i’ll finally ditch my touchpad once my nexus comes, but the touchpad with CM9 has been great in the mean time!

    • What? sure 99 bucks is a good deal until you find out there is no software or firmware support for the device.

  • TimXer

    ASUS is unbelievable for software, display, etc. it’s been my only experience w/tablets to date. They have been HORRIBLE to deal with on the service end. I have unfortunately had to send my TPrime back to them twice since receiving around Christmas: 1) unit wouldn’t charge within a day out of box and 2) unit wouldn’t charge recently from my 5yr old jamming the charger into the unit upside down. Communicating with them on status, etc. has been a nightmare…but there could be a silver lining in that I received notification that my tablet is on the way back to me today and haven’t yet paid for anything…could they be covering this latest fix?? I’m hoping

  • Kindroid

    Samsung had some really good Tablets. Moto’s XY is a great build also. But Asus seems to come to the table with the best mix of specs vs price. The Nexus 7 is AWESOME

  • Adam Wiggins

    Where’s Apple?

    • r0lct

      Poll tittle: “Who is your favorite Android tablet manufacturer?”

      • Adam Wiggins

        Interesting, I’m seeing “Monday Poll: Who is Your Favorite Tablet Manufacturer Today?”

        • T4rd

          Scroll down to the actual poll question ;-).

        • r0lct

          So thanks for confirming you’re one of the people who read an article title and comment without reading.

      • JMonkeYJ

        heh…tittle…

    • stupidllama

      on the table, in a bowl, with the rest of the fruit. Right were it belongs.

  • deadsix

    Asus is the best Android manufacturer for tablets. They keep their skins light and they actually update their products quickly.

  • Nokia.

  • adam

    i voted for Acer because I felt bad for them

    • Raven

      I also like my Acer A100, it was the 1st $190 HC and then ICS tablet. If only its screen had better viewing angles. But, I still had to vote for my ASUS Transformer and soon to be arriving Nexus 7.

  • kevintufts

    If only Sammy would put ICS on my 10.1

    • Mapekz

      I put my 10.1 into an ICS.

      10.1 centimeters… πŸ™

      • ChristopherLeMeilleur

        ~4 inches? What kind of tablet is that?

      • What the hell is wrong with you?

      • JoshGroff

        Lol, such a random comment, seems like something my friend James would say.

        • New_Guy

          Who the hell is your friend James =D?

          This is the most random string of comments…

          It’s about as random as my uncle Ralph.

      • If this gonna be that kinda party, I’m gonna stick my Nexus in the mashed potatoes.

    • yep, i have cm9 running on mine now because of this fact. I wish i had the option of Stock ICS or a rom though. Lack of updates is one of the things that made me wonder if i wanted the GS3.

    • SD_Scott

      AOKP.

    • Nicholas Vettese

      I have an ASUS Transformer Prime with Dock and a Sammy 10.1, and guess what I use all day long??? I bought my wife and son the OG Transformer, and they are still getting updates today. ASUS is the best, hands down.

  • Other – Apple… hands down best tablet hardware….. but if i went with android i’d say asus pretty easily.. samsung close second

  • Asus with Samsung in the second. To me, Asus has made it pretty clear that they want to be a manufacturer for the people. Good listening skills, Asus.

  • r0lct

    Tough to recommend anything other than a Nexus 7 or Transformer to anyone looking for an Android tablet.

  • HTC FLYER!!!

  • No one has has tried harder to push out updates to its devices than Asus. On top of that Asus has really been the biggest innovator in the tablet tablet market even though they may not be the mlst popular. I really hope that they can eventually get a leg up on Samsung.

  • Doan

    I’ll go with whoever makes the latest and greatest Nexus tablet. Google should be an option, even though they don’t actually manufacture the hardware.

  • New_Guy

    Is there any other answer but Asus!!!

  • John

    I see Asus spanking everyone at this point.

  • arthur2142

    Asus…even before the Nexus 7, the Transformer series was pretty nice.

    • Mapekz

      This.

    • Was? I’d argue they still are.

      • arthur2142

        Touche

    • Adam Wiggins

      Don’t get me wrong, I love my Transformer and dock, but after a year of use the back is feeling pretty flimsy and makes creaking noises every time I hold it.

      • Blood

        Mine to, they are the worst in the hardware department. They are really good with the software though.

        • Droid_Junky

          My only complaint about my Transformer is that I can turn the tablet off while attached to the dock and within two days both the tablet and dock batteries are completely dead. I sent it in via their RMA process which is horrendous. It tool multiple request just to get the RMA number. Finally got it back and the only change is that it now takes three days for the batteries to completely drain while completely turned off. The batteries should not drain while completely off!

          • hoggdoc

            I have the TF101 with the dock and have no problem with battery life or turning if off while docked. Just hold the power button down until it asks you if you what to shut-down the tab. I’m running the MOST current update from ASUS .027

    • Blood

      This is what tablet manufactures are good for:
      Asus – Software
      Motorola – Hardware
      Samsung – Design
      Sony – Gaming
      Toshiba – Releasing Tablets with old specs
      Acer – Paper weigh

      • CopierITGuy

        Software AND software UPDATES – the key to the average user’s experience. Sure, dev’s can flash away, but to be successful, you have to appeal the masses. ASUS wins because they improve their on their great products by pushing timely updates that actually fix issues!

      • Javis Sullivan

        lmao @ Toshiba

        • Hoggdoc

          So the toal lack of CUSTOMER SUPPORT isn’t an issue for you?

      • Matthew Merrick

        i have an Acer Iconia a500 and i take offense to that. its big/heavy, yeah, but its a great device.

  • ekknr24

    Apple…

    • T4rd

      Holy crap, Apple makes Android tablets?!

      • Mapekz

        Title reads: “Who is your favorite tablet manufacturer today?”

        It’s a fair option.

        • T4rd

          Read the question right above the poll ;-).

        • +1 for creativity!

    • Kindroid

      I don’t know. Apple’s 7″ pad seems so non-existent.

  • T4rd

    Hint: Vote ASUS πŸ˜‰