Should your school adopt iPads, or are the latest Android tablets - some of them have better hardware for less money - a good alternative? In my opinion, the software is what matters. Hardware will change and be updated over the year, but you won't want to constantly switch you workflow and the apps that make it smooth. And when it comes to apps, Apple simply has the better eco system. Not only today, but most likely also in the years to come, as this report shows:
"Running a comparison of revenue generated by top apps on both iOS and Android, Flurry calculates that the difference in revenue generated per active user is still 4 times greater on iOS than Android. For every $1.00 a developer earns on iOS, he can expect to earn about $0.24 on Android. These results mirror earlier findings from similar analysis Flurry conducted in Q4 of 2011 and Q1 of 2012.
At the end of the day, developers run businesses, and businesses seek out markets where revenue opportunities are highest and the cost of building and distributing is lowest. In short, Android delivers less gain and more pain than iOS, which we believe is the key reason 7 out of every 10 apps built in the new economy are for iOS instead of Android."