Should I get Mom an Ipad or an Android based device?
@nortonsark: Thanks EVER so. Always happy to be told that women are fickle and stuff. Androids are not lesser, just different. I'd guess that since @jumbowoot had asked which of the two, that he already had a reasonable estimation of what his mother might be interested in. Considering the venue that JW exists in, I'd expect his mother to be reasonably aware on tech, and my statements above still stand.
Lucky for you this is late afternoon (for me), and I have my more pleasant side showing.
In addition, the android phone is now the top of the smartphone market. No reason why they won't be the top of the pad market in another six months.read more collapse
@jumbowoot: Extrapolating from your known age, and with the expectation that this is your actual mother, I'd recommend an android with physical keyboard over an iPad, IFF there is no arthritis involved. If Mom has problems with arthritis, then the iPad is a better choice. The software is better, and she'll have an extended support group at any random Apple Store. I would recommend that you also purchase AppleCare if you go this route.
I'd ask if this was going to be a surprise, but since you've posted it here, the surprise element is gone. Since it isn't a surprise, try and have your mother try both of them out (although the range of choices on the Android Tablet side is large, and varies tremendously).read more collapse
I'm not sure whether your question is "Either this or that" or "Should I even bother"
If it's the latter, then no. My mom got a basic phone with a basic touchscreen and it confused the hell out of her. I don't recommend complicated electronics for mothers. Unless she's the kind of mom who is tech savvy. That would be a different storyread more collapse
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