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June 19, 2013

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You know I purchased a SameSung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in May, 2012. I used the device for several months, happily browsing the web, reading email and as such for what those devices are for. No serious computing. One major complain was the screen hiccuping when scrolling, and also some sluggishness, but what do you want for what at the time was a good price of $250. Of course I knew about all the talk of Apple's impending iPad Mini. I just needed a toy to play with during the summer. The SameSung fit the bill.

A friend of mine wanted to get a SameSung, I asked her to wait. I told her that I felt that when the Mini were released, that it will own the entire tablet market. And it has, it is beating the 9.7 inch iPad and everything else in the market space. We waited until November 2nd, every day we spoke about the latest rumor of the Mini. Then we walked into an Apple store to purchase the device for her. She was astonished as to the volume of people that were in the store buying the Mini. I knew that Apple would NEVER release a product that performed as the Galaxy. After my friend purchased her Mini, I borrowed it(I had to pry it from her hands) and compared it side by side to the Galaxy. Holy C%$P.

The Mini showed why Apple is the company it is. And yes, that latest commercial about "Designed by Apple in California". It applies to the Mini. I had versions of apps running on the Galaxy just like on the Mini. There is no comparison. Everything was just smooth and quick on the Mini. I drove down to Best Buy and purchased a Mini, and haven't looked back since.

I own 2 MBAs, 1 Mac Mini, 1 MBP, an iPad 2 and the iPad Mini (32GB). I should have known better.

The news media will continue to happily chatter about how the iPad is losing overall market share to all Android tablets and how Apple will become a minor player in the tablet business in a year or so. They reason that once Android tablet sales reach a majority tipping point, it's all over for Apple. Apple will again be doomed owing to the commoditization of every product Apple makes. The only thing that matters to the news media and Wall Street is market share because highest market share means dominance. Wash, rinse, repeat cycle.

Honestly, I've used both iPads and Samsung tablets extensively, and the iPad wins hands down because of its superior performance speeds, reliability, and usability. Samsung need to up their UX game if they want to compete, because right now their tablet is a piece of junk.

"Our tablets are simply too advanced for the American consumers! THAT must be why they aren't selling!"

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