for this application I think Android would be [better]
It sure looks that way. Or would, if there were an android tablet that everyone agreed was as nice as an iPad.
Unless one Android device comes out that can actually contend with the iPad... that's not going to happen. I guess Samsung may be able to get close... but, because of their copycat culture, they may never get anywhere near the smoothness of the iPad.
You can't compile... But now you can write code. http://gizmodo.com/5814628/koder-for-ipad-nerds-rejoice-you-can-code-on-your-ipad