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This is the latest in our Weekend Poll series. For last week's, see Which Keyboard Do You Use On Your Android Device?

Let's be honest: Android tablets didn't really get off to a great (or timely) start. After the iPad was introduced, Samsung rushed the original Galaxy Tab 7 out the door as a response, and while it wasn't bad on its own merit, it came nowhere close to the iPad. In fact, it took over 4 months from the time the Tab 7 was released until the XOOM - the first real Android tablet contender - hit the scene (it was 3 more months until the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was released).

From there, Android tablets just continued getting better and better - and in typical Android style, came in all shapes, sizes, and specs. Today you can pick up an Android tablet that's anywhere from 7 - 10", has one, two, or four cores, and runs anywhere from $100 to $600. You can get a plain tablet, or you can get one that docks to a keyboard. The variety is impressive any the future continues to look bright.

With that in mind: do you own an Android tablet?

Do You Own An Android Tablet?

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Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Craig Rathbone

    Iconia A500 owner here.

    VERY happy with it

    Love the Tegra supported games on it.

    no regrets at all from me, in fact we are getting another 2 for the kids.

  • Ankhwatcher

    I feel like you could have asked a more interesting or profound question then: do you have one?

    • daniel candelaria

      Yes, like "Do you feel that the android tablet market is going to take off during this year due to circumstances that are completely unforeseen, and entirely profound?"

  • tony

    Voted yes because I converted the HP Touchpad to android 4.0. Personally I think it's good enough I'm looking to ebay my old iPad, tho I do hope google updates it's Book app since that's the main reason I have it.

  • Ryan Houseman

    I have the Asus Transformer tablet and dock, but am thinking on pulling the trigger on the HP TOuchpad they have on Woot today and put CM9 on it. I'm just hesitant with the next wave of Android Tablets starting to come out and the Nexus tablet rumored to be $100 less then the HP on Woot.

  • Orihuri

    i have a transformer prime and 2 b honest its kinda sucks... A love android, i think its the best os out there but the tablet experience is not as good as the ipad.

  • Josh

    I have the transformer prime and other than the gps issues I love it. Android 4.0
    has made Android a good contender in the tablet wars

    • Spydie

      I have a prime also.  Had no workable gps, sent it back to the company and they sent me a new one that works.  They got a batch of bad GPS radios.  Never had wifi problems with either one and that's been a very low-reported problem that's never been verified (too many variables for individual home wif-fi... whereas it's easy to verify GPS by going outside under clear skies).  If you want GPS and can live without your Prime for a week, contact Asus in Grapevine TX (the U.S. repair center) and arrange to have it picked up.  They'll either fix it or send you a new one.

  • sijo

    ASUS EEEPad owner here and perfectly happy about it

  • Simon Forgues

    Viewsonic gTablet on which I installed TeamDRH ICS.

    • TynanDeRosa

      I'm sorry. going from a gTablet to an Asus Transformer.... I'm sorry, I know your pain.

      • Simon Forgues

        What pain are you talkin' about? It's one of the most hackable tablet on the market and I bought that tablet especially for that, so...

        • Josh

          He is referring to the screen, probably. I used to own a g tablet myself and that was my only real complaint.

  • 1_tjw

    Kindle Fire rooted and flashed with a CyanogenMod9 port. Very happy with it

  • Sleeepy2

    Have an HP Touchpad with AOKP on it. It's good but I don't really use it all that much.

  • Laborin_HK

    Got an OG galaxy tab. It feels like a new device on ICS :) 

    I've really lusted over the transformers, but I also want a proper stylus (wacom). So I'm holding out for the note 10.1 to see what that's like...

  • http://twitter.com/shaneaus Martin S. Shepherd

    I have a TF101 and I love it.

    • denbo68

      Same here though I am looking to upgrade to a Tegra 3 tablet when one comes out that doesn't have issues (gps/wifi antennas not messed up by aluminum case).

      • Yazad Dhunjisha

        Get the Transformer Prime tf700t (a.k.a. Infinity) It's an updated version of the original Transformer Prime. It's got a Full HD 1080p display and a line of plastic on the back that improves the WiFi and GPS connectivity.

        • denbo68

          I am going to wait another year or two before purchasing another tablet. Decided to spend money on the new Adobe cs 6 when it ships.

    • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

      Same here. :-)
      I had the chance to buy the 32gb version with a 110€ discount, I couldn't resist^^

  • Simon Belmont

    B&N Nook Color and HP TouchPad here. I love them both.

    Looking forward to Google's tablet. Might be cool.

  • Matt C

    Asus Transformer Prime. I LOVE it!

  • TynanDeRosa

    Asus Transformer, honestly I'm thinking about selling and downgrading. 10.1" is too big when I have a 15.6 laptop. however a nice 7" would be perfect. 

    • Nicky

      i did it...had the transformer for 2 weeks, sold it and bought 7"Flyer

  • Liszewskishanne

    i have two Samsung galaxy tabs 10.1 and 7.0 plus, wife has Sony s,, mom and sister have kindle fire

  • NuLLnVoiD

    Transformer Prime rules. There isn't an iPad owner yet that could show me a better tablet experience. My office uses iPads for some of the staff. They all like my Prime so much better.

  • Nnn9002

    Well. I think android tablets are more functional than iPads "tried both" . However the only downside of androids is the lack of touch smoothness.

  • Jshsk

    Im waiting for the Goog tablet

    • Lefty2717

      I am really hoping they call it the nexus googlet

    • John

      Same. I just hope this one is comparable to others out there.

  • Sunder Talreja

    one more option should be there..... Are you going to buy one?

    • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

      We specifically wanted to know what percentage of people own one right now rather than in a few months.

      • RedPillBill

        I need an option for "I own more than one Android tablet". Put me down for 4.
        Galaxy Tab (OG 7"), Xoom, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Transformer Prime TF201.

        • fixxmyhead

          Damn why the hell do u need that many tablets unless u got a big family

  • cwarner7264

    Buying an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime when my savings have accrued ;)

  • Doug Fiedor

    I have a rooted Nook Color and the original Transformer with keyboard.  Both get used a lot everyday.

  • http://twitter.com/Mafiatounes Rami Berraies

    I'm still waiting for the TF700 or Galaxy Note 10.1, i had an iPad 2 and sold it after 2 months i don't like a locked OS like iOS.

  • Sheldon

    This poll is skewed. Mostly Android fans subscribe to your social media and website. 

    • Wihan1

      Isn't that the point? How many Android fans own tablets, as opposed to just a phone. I for one will be holding out to see what el Goog comes up with before i splash out...

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Well no shit. You're surprised an Android blog is asking a question pertaining to Android ownership? Or is it that an Android blog isn't conducting a poll according to scientific and statistical surveying techniques?

    • http://rootzwiki.com/user/17721-ocentertainment/ Eric Ravenscraft

      On the other hand, even as an Android fan, I can safely say that most Android tablets are shit. Asking if Android fans use an Android product would be a pretty obvious question. However, asking if Android fans like/own an Android tablet is not quite so straightforward. It's worth discussing.

      Also, this poll isn't exactly peer-reviewed.

  • standardman

    Asus Eee Transformer Prime with the dock. Am barely able to put down.

    • Gemma Tombs

      Ditto!

  • Jnwoodward42

    We bought my Wife Xoom, and I bought a Touchpad during the fire sale for $149. It is now dual boot - WEB OS and ICS 4.0.4 WIP - runs great though.

  • cooper104

    Now I did say that I owned an android tab, however that is strictly not correct in that I have a tab with android on it (hp touched with cm9), does that still count?

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    I don't have one but as soon as one comes out that's both good AND affordable, I will buy it!

  • ian langerman

    B&N NOOK color 

  • http://twitter.com/PrinceAjaj el ṁ̭Λӄђя̩̥Λž™

    Samsung Tab 10.1v White/Limited...been my best companion since the MyTouch3GSlide phone....

  • Leif81

    Transformer Prime and happy with it, although I think this price range is only worth it who use it pretty often. The new Google Tablet might be the right one for the mass consumer market because I wouldn't recommend friends or family a 400-700$ tablet when I know that they just check their mails, news, photos and some videos on it.

  • http://twitter.com/Poofuduk Ârif Toker

    I'm still waiting for the day I win one from Android Police :D

  • jaysroo

    Bought my wife an ASUS Transformer for Christmas, even went all out on the keyboard dock too. Decided not to wait for the Prime, and as I'm not a fan of possibly bug-filled first releases. Love the Transformer, it's been a great tablet so far.

  • Arjun Taheem

    im waiting for the supposed cheap google tablet. Hopefully it'll come to the uk

  • Demusglyn

    I have a Visual Land Connect and wife has BN Nook Color (Phiremod) ,Love the price of them!

  • http://android-zone.com/ android-zone

    I only bought one when HTC Flyer hit the 200 UKP mark, less than half the price of the cheapest iPad in the UK. After me, 5 others who saw my tablet, bought similar tablets at this price, note that the Kindle Tablet was not available in the UK.  So I think that the mid-range, good quality tablets will sell well. It worked for Kindle and will sell for others.  Now big name manufacturers are pushing cheaper, more powerful tablets, coupled with ICS, this may be the turning point for Android tablets to be mass market.

  • thesandman27

    Very happy SGT 10.1 owner here.  ICS runs smooth as silk.  My wife / son share a HP TouchPad (running ICS).

  • Kdmortube

    I have the OG Transformer and a rooted B & N Nook Color . I love using both everyday. I hardly get to my Windows laptop anymore. Looking to upgrade to the Asus Infinity when it's released and maybe the Google tablet, depending on quality.

  • adi19956

    waiting for Padfone

  • L boogie

    started with a generic epad tablet then had a transformer tf101 but was destroyed due to moving. been using galaxy tab 10.1 since & recently picked up tab 7.7 and looking forward to transformer pad infinity, mediapad 10 fullhd, gtab 11.6, excite 13 & the nexus tablet

  • Niffy Shibby

    I would like an Android Tablet, but currently I think what is out there is poor.
    The Prime has been hit by bugs and to me looks not that well received, along wither diabolical handling by asus "Oh we released our buggy tablet, but don't worry you'd struggle to find a place to buy it!

    I'm waiting for a tegra 3 tablet at a reasonable price.  But manufactures seem pretty rubbish at getting them to market.  I could easily go out and buy a Xoom, but with the price reduction and seeing a dramatic decrease in the number of Android tablets at the likes of PCWorld, they must be running down stock or just not interested in selling.

    I'm not the only one loosing out here, the manufactures are failing too sell me something

  • joshie

    Probably in the minority here, but I own an Android phone (my second, first was OG Droid) and a new Retina-display iPad. I like them both, for different things. I feel like for apps iPhone and Android are not far off, but in the tablet world there are still so many more apps for iPad.

    • Ravi Shah

      me too! i have an ipad 2 and an android phone. best of both worlds

  • Diordna11

    I have a Galaxy Tab 7 and use it most every day and have had no problems with it. I have tried the Ipads and other than being smooth I can't see that they have much to offer unless you are a person that feels the need to buy Apple because it's supposed to be cool.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2I2X4VAQKQFSQKSW3237S6P44U Iura

    I don't have, but I am going to buy one in the near future!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.R.Moon Ben Moon

    Waiting for that Google Nexus Tablet.

  • CharlesVT

    wouldn't this site be biased? Obviously people that check this site are more often than not android fans, so they're much more likely to own an android tablet...

    p.s. - i love my galaxy tab. it replaces my laptop in every area but content creation and movie watching :D it's good for movies, but i wouldn't kill the battery life like that, and I prefer using a bigger monitor 

  • banjoonmyknee

    I know it's not a popular opinion around here but I love my Kindle Fire.   I have my good old HTC Incredible for messing around with root and ROMs, but I've kept my Fire unrooted, loaded some missing apps from GetJar and yes, the Amazon store.   As a reader/listener/browser/watcher, it's a nice choice.   It goes everywhere with me.

    I'll probably eventually get a slightly more well equipped tablet with keyboard but for now, this keeps me happy.

  • banjoonmyknee

    I know it's not a popular opinion around here but I love my Kindle Fire.   I have my good old HTC Incredible for messing around with root and ROMs, but I've kept my Fire unrooted, loaded some missing apps from GetJar and yes, the Amazon store.   As a reader/listener/browser/watcher, it's a nice choice.   It goes everywhere with me.

    I'll probably eventually get a slightly more well equipped tablet with keyboard but for now, this keeps me happy.

  • Poetic Shadowz

    I love my transformer prime!

  • http://twitter.com/whatisajimmy Jim

    ...Does the Touchpad count?

  • Denis Konopiský

    i'm just gonna go ahead and ask.. what do you people do on android tablets? i mean.. it might sound stupid but is a android powered tablet "power enough" to provide good alternatives to windows software like ms office and such? i'm a c# programmer so i'm pretty screwed right? if i wanted to make some adjustments in my c# code on the go and actually compile the solution.. it's impossible without any RDP right? or is there wine on android lol?

    • Spydie

      no, android is not a computer OS replacement, and we can't do any more with our tabs than we can on our phones (I can even call on my tab)... same scenario for iphone/ipad people.  iOS cannot do the things my Lion computer can do (I wish it could).  ONly windows tabs running Win 7 can do everything your laptop/desktop can do... and that's sad... Windows is such "old school" and modern people are migrating away from it in groves because there are better choices out there.  I personally hate windows after running it for 35 years, but was tired of it 20 years ago.  I love Apple computers, but hate iOS and that's why I own a Galaxy Note, Transformer Prime, and pre-ordered the new Samsung Galaxy tab2 7".  I wish Android would develop into a full-fledged computer OS, or else Apple would wake up and put Lion on a tablet so my tab could do everything my desktop does.  But to answer your question, an android will replace a lot of things of your computer like MS Office, email and web surfing, but no, you can't program on it.  So stop "wining" LOL.  All you can do on tablet is email, texting, calling, games, modding the looks of it (can't do on an ipad), widgets (can't do on an ipad), and that's about it.  It's just a large phone.

  • Jjk

    Have the B&N tablet and the Samsung 10.1 Tab
    . Both work great....haven't had any problems with either one of them. Daughter also has the Samsung.

  • MrRageQuit

    I bought an Acer Iconia A500 during the black Friday weekend (for cheap) and I love it. The full size USB port has been more useful to me than I can put into words, I don't think I'll ever buy a tablet without one.

  • Ceejay

    I've got a Galaxy Tab 8.9 and love it.

    • Jameslepable

      plus 1

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001235596936 Jason Wilkinson

    I took my windows tablet and put Android-x86 on it. http://www.android-x86.org/

  • Rick

    I voted no, but I really want to buy 2 tablets, hoping this year.

  • rj5555

    I've two (Asus transformer tf101 and an Archos 10 g9)..... but only can vote once

  • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

    B&N Nook Tablet with CM7 on it. =D

  • MrHanMan

    I have a 32GB HP Touchpad.  Since I only use CM9 on it, I voted yes.

  • Cruzizcaredonotn

    XOOM

  • Rob

    I would love to have one, but I don't have the disposable income to justify it. But, one day...

  • billcollier

    I love my Asus transformer and its like 18 hours of battery with the dock keyboard.

  • RyanB

    I'm still waiting on mine from the refurb deal you guys posted. Can't wait to use the tablet I own! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Sheridan/100000614584784 Sebastian Sheridan

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB WiFi stock.  It's a beast!

  • JH

    Not yet. Waiting for the Nexus tablet

  • Crankerchick

    Xoom unlocked and rooted here. Love it but ready to upgrade when another root friendly device with a nice screen drops. Hoping the Transformer prime will be that tablet!

  • Jon Garrett

    I own 3 of them. cant wait for Samsung's new 11.6" though.

  • Skillit

    No i don't. Not yet anyway. I'm going to wait to see if those Nexus Tab rumors pan out if not the Galaxy Tab 7 2 at $250 looks very tempting.

  • Ravi Shah

    i love android on my phone (nexus s and desire hd) but i prefer an ipad 2 for my tablet. 

  • http://www.nerdshowandtell.com nerdshowandtell.com

    if you like Android on a phone, it's even better on the screen realestate of a tablet.. thanks to Google voice for testing and voicemail, i use my tablet more than my phone around the house and office..

    we have two galaxy tab 10.1's and running AOKP.. ICS makes them way better than honeycomb.

  • http://twitter.com/phillosophism Phill

    Still waiting on that good quality but cheap option, which 2012 should be a great year for. I may have gone for the Fire if it were released in the UK (and it still isnt, sigh) and the Scroll Extreme looks great but im waiting on the Nexlet before evaluating the market.

  • Thegost4u

    Waiting for iOS 6 to decide which one to go, knowing that tablet-optimized apps for ipad is more than android tablets. 

  • Chained22

    Love my transformer

  • Beth Hoey

    I sort-of own an Android tablet?  It didn't originally run Android, but it's running ICS now!  (Hooray for the HP Touchpad!)

  • djembeman

    I looked at tablets at the Verizon store about 3 weeks ago and they all seemed laggy. So did the Galaxy Nexus phone. I remember the original Asus Transformer being much better.

  • Comfortbetrays

    I did but i sold it. No reason for me to have one as of yet.

  • Bloodflame87

    I currently have the Acer A500, and I hope to get the Padfone next

  • Van-Snipes

    I own a prime but I can't vote for some reason.  Loving my prime so far though!

  • thtechnologist

    The GF and I are about to jump in on 2 Galtab 2 7's next week.

  • Yazad Dhunjisha

    Sadly, no. But I really want the Transformer Prime tf700t (a.k.a. Infinity).

  • sky stanojevic

    Asus Tranny TF101 since DAY ONE launch.. proudly bought it for $520 16gig and NEVER have looked back.. now,impatiantly awaiting the Nexus asus tab or maybe might just go for the 300 series. :)- 

  • Keks

    Cyanogen (ahhhm I mean HP) Touchpad ftw! :D

    • RyanZ

      Same here, I answered yes above too. Its an Android tab now right?

  • Josh Butler

    I mean, I count my HP Touchpad as an Android tablet. I rarely boot into WebOS anymore.

  • mutelight

    I have my Galaxy Nexus for Android and my 64GB LTE iPad for iOS.

  • Magnus100

    Currently haven a galaxy tab 8.9. My next tablet will probably be the sequel to the transformer prime or Samsung's flagship tablet. I doubt that I'll be interested in the Nexus tablet unless it comes with all the bells and whistles of the highest end tablet. However if they stick to the 8gb internals storage nonsense and other low specs I'll be avoiding it like I did the kindle fire.

  • Gemma Tombs

    I have a Transformer Prime - loving it so far!

  • fixxmyhead

    No cuz theres nothing worthy of my money. And first to market tegra 3 isnt going to win me over. I want top of the line next gen chips. Im banking on u samsung

  • Perky Pat

    Zoom & GTabt.7

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    I used to own one (G Tab 10.1) but I decided that it wasn't for me. Android tablets need to evolve by obtaining a ton of the apps iOS has and be significantly cheaper than the iPad (shouldn't be too hard as all Apple hardware is overpriced).

    It should also maintain other aspects like dualbooting, manufacturers need to set in place a concept where people dual and even triboot various ARM operating systems such Windows Mobile, Ubuntu and maybe even hackintosh iOS by simulating the A6 Chip.
    I like the concept of a tablet but they lack the customisation they deserve, otherwise I will just stick with my 2-year old ultraportable Alienware M11x R2.

  • Kernschatten

    Acer A500, Acer A100, and Acer A200

  • kylosma

    I used to. Sold my G-Tab 10.1, hoping for something better down the line, maybe in the 7-inch region.

  • Charlie Murphy

    This is stupid, if I had a apple why would I be on this site?

  • Brian Breniser

    I own an acer A500  and a Nexus s. I'm looking forward to the nexus tablet. But in the meantime i'm looking at the PadFone by ASUS, it would be awesome to say that in one device I have a phone, tablet, and any-future-related-thing-you-can-dock-it-too :) (like google tv o.O). I'm hoping docking from phone to tablet and beyond become officially supported by google themselves and the dev community.

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Not yet, I'm waiting for Google to release their Nexus branded tablet and see how it will be before considering getting one.

  • Frenchy D.

    I'm waiting for the Transformer Infinit, which will be my first tab.

  • JeremyTregler

    If I didn't have a 4.3" HTC Sensation and a Nook Simple Touch, I would have been more inclined to get a tablet, but can't justify it yet. Maybe when the Nexus Tablet is released, I'll think about it, but my phone is more powerful than most of the current Android tablet market, and I'm already running ICS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Gultice/584049220 Tony Gultice

    No, but I would love to have one and am currently tight money wise... so a *ahem* contest where I *ahem* win one would be WONDERFUL ;)

  • blue horseshoe loves…

    TouchDroid here...I consider it to be an Android tab as I rarely boot webOS anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/islandfellow Alex Cocly

    Just ordered a Sony tablet S, tracking number says I should have it before the end of the day tomorrow Monday. Can't wait.

  • David Preza

    OG TRANSFORMER

  • Jer85008

    Every time I get the urge to buy one, I actually go somewhere and use one and it goes away. I have no need for a $200 (minimum) device to see my games and movies on a screen bigger than my Rezound. When they are truly a laptop replacement, I will jump on it. That would mean a screen in the 12" range, with a detachable keyboard and able to run near full-versions of office suites and web apps. 

    • HAVOCOID

      I feel the same... But I did get a Kindle Fire for the kids... I do port my apps from my phone. Some games are cool to play on a tablet...

  • Hugo Escalpelo

    Yo tengo una Xoom, me parece interesante y coleccionable. No se venden tantas de esas.

  • HAVOCOID

    Disqus... I have a Kindle Fire for the kids. But i voted no tho... :)

  • http://www.playtogetherstaytogether.co.uk Count Stex

    Still rocking the original Xoom WiFI here, patiently waiting for that ICS update to hit the UK :/

    • Rhoedd

       Same here, except that I took the plunge and flashed an ICS ROM from XDA.  Works great, but I'll revert when it actually does come to the UK.

  • asy

    I use android phone, but own an ipad...

  • Steve Freeman

    I have a Viewsonic G Tablet, which I don't use, almost completely because of the 10" size. I'm hoping to get a more portable 7" tablet this year, either the Asus 370T, or the Galaxy tablet (probably whichever comes out first).

  • Matthew Fry

    Just bought a touchpad yesterday! Yay. $250 10" tablet running ICS (CM9)

  • MicrosoftShill

    Asus Transformer, and it's AWESOME.

    Why Android kicks iOS butt:

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayx4XsBaJBI
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsGQ_xts_Gw

  • http://twitter.com/CausingChaos Christopher

    How about owning two right now and two previous ones?

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