This article comes from the great people over at Fixya.com. They did some testing of the best tablets on the market and came up with some very interesting results. Read the article for yourself and during this holiday season make the best decision when it comes to purchasing a gadget for your loved one. Follow through and read their article and see what you think.
With Apple’s recent jump into the 7-inch space with the iPad Mini, all of the top tablet manufacturers are now competing head-to-head, with each player bringing something different to the table.
This newest report from FixYa, crowdsourced from its 30 million monthly users, seeks to help consumers do some comparison shopping and make an informed decision – finding the top issues (as well as DIY fixes for those issues) for the iPad Mini, Nook HD, Kindle Fire, and Nexus 7. I’ve included a link to the full report below.
Report from consumer Q&A destination FixYa finds consumers love the price but not the multitasking issues of the Nook HD and Kindle Fire HD, regret updating their Nexus 7 software, and find watching video less enjoyable on the iPad mini
SAN MATEO, CALIF. (December 18th, 2012) – Today FixYa, the leading product Q&A destination on the web and mobile, announces the release of a new report comparing top consumer issues across the most popular seven-inch tablets. The FixYa 7-Inch Tablet Report covers the best small-end tablets including the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7, and the Nook HD. FixYa’s 7-Inch Tablet Report pits these market-leading devices against each other, basing its findings on thousands of troubleshooting requests posted by consumers through its product Q&A site and iOS mobile app.
To see the full FixYa 7-Inch Tablet Report please visit: http://blog.fixya.com/pr/
Although Apple was first to the tablet game with the release of the iPad, Android manufacturers have since gained significant market share by focusing on the smaller 7-inch form factor. With Apple’s recent jump into the 7-inch space with the iPad Mini, all of the top tablet manufacturers are now competing head-to-head. Users now find themselves confused to the advantages and drawbacks across the multitude of options. Should consumers stick with the trusted Apple name? Isn’t the Nook just an e-reader? The Nexus 7 was the first of this group, but is it the best?
Below are the major trends found within the FixYa 7-Inch Report:
· While Apple broke all the rules with their original iPad, users have been unenthused with the lack of innovation with the iPad Mini – essentially being a smaller, more portable iPad 2. The screen quality and smaller aspect ratio (4:3 as opposed to 16:9, essentially full screen compared to widescreen) makes the iPad Mini a poor choice for watching your favorite movies and TV shows.
· Although users have been ecstatic about the low price, storage space, and incredibly high screen quality of the Kindle Fire HD, the slow pace of new apps have come to be a nuisance, along with the programmed advertisements on the lock screen.
· The Nexus 7, after winning T3 Magazine’s “Gadget of the Year”,”took a few some major steps backwards after the cumbersome Android 4.2 update was released, causing laggy response and load times, multitasking issues, random reboots, and a inferior typing experience.
· With an excellent price and arguably the best screen on the market, the Nook HD has had troubling transitioning to a true tablet, being riddled with touchscreen and multitasking issues.
By looking at the top issues with each seven-inch tablet, the FixYa 7-Inch Tablet Report seeks to provide clarity to consumers by highlighting the main troubleshooting trends across these five standout services.
Below are the top five problems for each device in the FixYa 7-Inch Tablet Report, and the percentage of troubleshooting requests that fall into each problem category:
Top 5 iPad Mini Issues:
1. 4:3 Aspect Ratio – 25%
2. Easily Scratched Back Plate – 20%
3. Screen Quality – 20%
4. Storage Space– 20%
5. Other – 15%
Top 5 Kindle Fire HD Issues:
1. Ads on Locks Screen – 30%
2. Slow Multitasking – 25%
3. Typing Difficulty – 15%
4. Apps Slow to Release – 15%
5. Other –15%
Top 5 Nexus 7 Issues:
1. System Update Issues – 30%
2. Screen Issues – 30%
3. Storage Space – 20%
4. Microphone Quality – 10%
5. Other – 10%
Top 5 Nook HD Issues:
1. Poor Touchscreen Response – 30%
2. Poor Multitasking – 20%
3. Slow Overall Performance – 20%
4. Speaker Quality – 20%
5. Other – 10%
FixYa compiled its latest report and how-to troubleshooting guide by sourcing data from its 30 million users and 8 million product problems and solutions. Those interested in viewing the full report as well as crowd-sourced solutions to each device’s top issues can do so here:http://blog.fixya.com/pr/
“With seven inch tablets being this year’s must-have gadget, all of the major players have unveiled their own version over the last six months,” said FixYa CEO Yaniv Bensadon. “Of course, each one is bound to have both advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you plan to do with your tablet. There is a world of difference between each device – with some suited for watching movies, some for gaming, and others for web browsing. With the goal to help the typical consumer, FixYa has created this latest report to help differentiate between the top options, with the perks and pitfalls of each device, as well as some quick fixes for the most common problems.”
FixYa brings consumers the most comprehensive solution database in the world. FixYa’s unique access to crowd-sourced product Q&A from consumers grants the company transparent data that no other service can claim to provide. FixYa’s troubleshooting data comes from real-life consumer experience with products and product problems.
To learn more about FixYa, visit www.fixya.com
FixYa is a community based trouble-shooting resource that provides consumer-generated, practical product tips to help consumers solve problems on 8 million products. FixYa is a place where individuals can share real world experiences and connect to provide each other practical advice. From fixing cars, to cameras, to mobile devices, FixYa empowers over 30 million monthly visitors to repair and improve upon products they already own via its website and on mobile devices around the globe. FixYa is a venture-funded company with offices in San Mateo, California.