iPad vs. Android tablet apps compared side-by-side

Summary: Ten top apps on each tablet platform are shown running side-by-side to compare design, functionality, and usability. The Android apps are running on a tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android just rolling out. Seeing the apps together shows the differences in design philosophy between the two platforms. The use of a wide format display for Android also plays a role in how much information can be displayed vertically compared to the iPad.

Topics: Developer, Hardware, iPad, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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