Don't have an iPad, but comparing performance with a nexus 7 gen 2 to an iPod 4 gen, the performance on Android is clunky at best.
Page transitions are laggy, and panels are slow to change. The nexus has several times the horsepower of the iPod, so I can only assume there is very little optimization being done on Android.
There are also a good number of missing features. It's a 1.x release and has a long way to go.
Is that really true? How does a 2nd gen. Nexus 7 stack up against a late model iPad?
IDK, but I'm comparing my gf's iPhone 5 to my Samsung S2 and a Kindle Fire. Maybe not a fair comparison as the iPhone is newer, but the iRule had a lot of glitchy issues with the Android I had to program around. The iPhone on the other hand just plain worked, smoothly, loads fast, no lag. I have a ton of pages and feedbacks on my system. It's no secret that they update the program for apple devices first and then try to play catch up with the Android.
I guess, I will hold off with getting an Android device for a bit. Maybe Apple will come out with a retina iPad mini very soon after all.