Android tablets like the Nexus 10 boast better hardware specs than the iPad 4, but think twice: Apps and ecosystems are more important than hardware specs!
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This is my own analysis on whether you should bet your money and time on the iPad or Android platform. It's a longterm decision, because the money you invest in apps and, more importantly, the time you invest in building your workflow(!), will be lost if you switch platform down the road.
And of course, if you are in the difficult spot to decide for your entire college or school which tablet will be used by students and faculty, the stakes are extra high.
This article presents a unique perspective: Hardware specs do not really matter much (at least if you are going for top shelf tablets), but the ecosystem is much more important. Two things are to be kept in mind: How would your tablet fit into your existing computing workflow, and what ecosystem has the best chances to long-term attract developers to produce high quality apps.
For me, the iPad is the answer to both of these questions.
If you want to read more about how I fit the iPad into my workflow, check out my articles on academiPad at http://www.joachim-scholz.com/academipad