Tablets are very popular nowadays and sales of units such as iPad4, Microsoft Surface Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note are rising and going up to millions. Are you trying to join the latest tablet trend and you‘re having a hard time deciding on which to choose? This article will reveal side by side the similarities and differences among these top tablets!
Let’s start with the price:
When it comes to price, Android OS is an open-source market which means you can get it in different brands. Prices can vary depending on the hardware’s manufacturers that are using the Android OS. iOS is developed and manufactured only by Apple Inc. It’s an exclusive mobile operating system that is used only for Apple devices. When it comes to pricing, it would vary as to what Apple device you’re interested in. As for the MS Surface tablets, prices will vary depending on the operating system that’s running on the tablet.
Android – Can Vary depending on the hardware’s manufacturer.
iOS – Can Vary depending on the Apple Gadget.
MS Surface – Can Vary depending on the MS Operating System.
Let’s talk about the physical aspect:
As for the looks, the MS Surface tablets give a magnesium-type feel that looks sleek and chic. It has a unique snap-on keyboard that can be used on a flat surface. As for iOS on Apple Products, it’s smooth and polished. While for Android tablets, the look would depend on the companies that create its product. It would mean different feel since it’s varies in price and it’s tailored for different users.
Android – Vary depending on the manufacturer.
iOS – Smooth and Polished.
MS Surface – Magnesium-Feel, sleek and chic.
How about the interface?
For Microsoft Surface Tablets running on Windows 8 , users can customize the home screen and it’s employs massive levels of customization. It has a Live Tile Idea that makes viewing highly interactive. Users can do multi-tasking all in one screen. You can view videos on the left side while you can still view your email on the right side of the screen. For the iOS, it has the basic home screen that has uses the same interface from its older to its latest version. You can jump on the app and tap into it. There’s no ability to do multi-screen tasks. For Android, users do have different widget that allows customization and users may find themselves overwhelmed.
Android – Too many widgets.
iOS – Basic and Simple.
MS Surface – Allows Multi-Tasking on One Screen.
And Finally, the Apps and Multi-Media
Applications may be considered as one of the top reasons why people choose to buy tablets. For iOS it has a biggest and better library of available applications over Android and MS Surface Tablets. Android applications are offered by Google Play whereas iOS applications are found on Apple Store. Although most iOS applications are pricey, developers always give top priority over applications that are paid for. However both Android and iOS do have great applications that many users will enjoy. For Microsoft Surface, since it’s a new player, applications are in the App Store of Microsoft. Applications are still thriving and there are still few choices for the Surface.
Android – Applications are found on Google Play
iOS – Biggest and Most Extensive Array of Applications
MS Surface – Thriving and New Player
So which among these brands work best? You decide!