Android or IPad

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by Lobsterranch, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Sinistar

    Sinistar Line Up and Wait

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    To make it even more interesting, the latest Garmin Pilot Android release (out about a week now) adds a few more things (Glide Rings, Log book tracks, etc) so it is getting closer to the iOS version. I would try the iOS version on my daughter's iPad Mini to compare, but it is so slow now after that last iOS update that it is worthless if you ask me. I'll buy her a cheap i5 laptop before I buy her another iPad anything. I thought the first iPad's were awesome. But years later into this tablet stuff, I think the Android OS updates hurt less.
     
  2. Sinistar

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    It was my understanding that you do not need to activate the Cellular service on the iPad to use it's GPS. It just needs to be a cellular version because only they have a GPS receiver.
     
  3. denverpilot

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    But they don’t now. Numerous Android tablets have no GPS now in the never ending quest for cheapness. Watch specs carefully.
     
  4. BrianNC

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    That's what I said. ;)
     
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    I didn't realize that.
     
  6. topgun260

    topgun260 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Apparently which OS you choose will tell us about your personality! This article tells us Android users what we already knew about IOS users!
    " iPhone users are more than twice as likely to be female"
    " iPhone users are more concerned about viewing their iPhone as a status object than their Android counterparts"
    "iPhone users showing lower levels of honesty and humility, and higher levels of emotionality"
    "iPhone users were also more extroverted than Android users"

    Other "studies" on this subject that are at the very least entertaining.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/toddhixon/2014/04/10/what-kind-of-person-prefers-an-iphone/
    https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/smartphone-choice-personality-trait-differences.htm
     
  7. jsstevens

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    The GPS is actually part of the cellular chip. That's why it's only included on Cellular equipped tablets.
     
  8. Ben

    Ben Pre-Flight

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    So, I just got an iPad.. there are so many accessories! I am not sure whether to get a yoke mount, or a window mount, a case with a cooling fan, a case that charges, a specific charger for the plane, and even what kind of foreflight to use. I will be renting for the foreseeable future..maybe a kneeboard instead of a yoke mount or a mount that sticks to the window?

    Is there any place that breaks this stuff down, "Barnie Style" as we say in the services?
     
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    Dana Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My Android (I use Avare on it) tablet has a GPS, but it's flaky down inside the cockpit, so I use a bluetooth GPS receiver with it. This works much better, and should work with any device without a built in GPS as long as the remote I/O is supported.
     
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    Which model did you get?
     
  11. denverpilot

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    On Apple products. This doesn’t hold strictly true on Android tablets.
     
  12. Ben

    Ben Pre-Flight

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    Ipad Pro 10.5. I'll admit- the thing is super cool. I'm slowly becoming an apple convert.
     
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    That's what I got. If you find a suitable yoke mount for it, if you would post it here.
     
  14. Andrew Morris

    Andrew Morris Filing Flight Plan

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    Isn’t it an amazing piece of technology? Stupid fast, amazing display, thin bezel and extremely thin and lightweight. One of their best efforts yet, aside from the iPhone X.
     
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    Buy the hardware that matches the software you like best.
     
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    Yeah.. it is seriously impressive stuff. The display and responsiveness are unreal. I just need to actually buy foreflight, buy a case, buy a battery pack, buy a stratus.. it seems like the hunt for accessories never ends!
     
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    This will get lost in all the noise, but I'm an Android guy and I love iFlyGPS. It runs on everything--Android, iOS, Windows, and the dedicated iFly devices (which I started out with). Their dev team is very accessible and responsive to feature requests and UI suggestions. Their multi-platform data subscription is very reasonable. And I love the software.
     
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