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would you recommend a w10 tablet, ios or Android?

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I have android phone which I love! Not sure which os to get on tablet, what can you guys recommend please and why? Thank you Read More
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I have android phone which I love! Not sure which os to get on tablet, what can you guys recommend please and why?

Thank you
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1m, 2w agoPosted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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#1
stick with android, iOS too constricted, Windows too confusing
#2
random_dude
stick with android, iOS too constricted, Windows too confusing
^ this! Nothing else to add

Edited By: Otto.uk on Jun 06, 2017 22:05
#3
random_dude
stick with android, iOS too constricted, Windows too confusing


Do android apps scale to the the size of a tablet screen then?
#4
adamwilko007
random_dude
stick with android, iOS too constricted, Windows too confusing


Do android apps scale to the the size of a tablet screen then?


yes they do, the apps are designed to work in both phone and tablet mode
#5
random_dude
stick with android, iOS too constricted, Windows too confusing


perfectly said
#6
To add into the mix personally I always preferred Android, never really played with Apple (too expensive for all I ever use one for) but lately starting to edge towards Windows for the simple reason that they are about the only devices that all on demand players work with i.e NowTv/Netflix/SkyGo/Amazon Prime/BTSport and allow casting. If you buy one also that has more than 2gb ram you can also emulate Android to get the best of both worlds. But again really depends on your own usage.


Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Jun 06, 2017 22:26
#7
If you're heavily invested in android, with paid apps on your phone, a gmail account or a game that is locked to the platform you use, I'd say maybe stick with android.

However...

I have an android phone (and watch) but my tablet is, and shall forever be an iPad. I quite like that they are separate. Wife has an iPad and iPhone, and it's great she can take calls on her tablet. But, I think it's equally great that my tablet time isn't interrupted with a call.

I don't really get all this "constraint with apple" thing. I quite like the product Apple sell, why would I want to change it? above a keyboard, I haven't done much customization to my phone not interested in doing anything to the ROM, for example. I just want something to use, not faff about with when it comes to a tablet. If I want to faff about I will end up doing something with a raspberry pi.

I like that if apple roll out an new iOS version, then It will be rolled out onto my iPad. None of this hoping that the manufacturer of the device will support the update.

Yes, an iPad is quite expensive, but I can be fairly secure that it will be updated to the latest iOS for it's useable lifetime. I got 3 and a half years out of my last iPad, and would still be using it if I wasn't so clumsy. I will fix it when I get around to sourcing the parts.

I found that running my iCloud mail on my android phone would just eat data, though. Couldn't be bothered looking into a work around for that, it isn't so important for me to worry about it.think it was chomping through 5gb a week or something crazy like that!

Not a fan of windows... have a windows tablet, doesn't get used.

The other alternative would be the amazon tablet, though as we don't have amazon in Norway I haven't looked into owning one. We don't have ebay, either btw ;)
#8
I think it depends on what you're using it for. I have a Windows tablet which I love, but it's used mainly when I'm travelling as it'll do almost everything I can do on a PC, and it's thicker than my tablet. At home for playing simple games, watching Netflix, responding to a few emails and surfing, an android tablet or iPad is perfect. My personal choice is a higher end android tablet, but this is really down to cost and what I find easier to use.
#9
random_dude
stick with android, iOS too constricted, Windows too confusing


i wouldn't say windows is confusing when it's the most used os (on computers laptops and tablets i think) for most companies however there are a tablet that have dual boot os . I think the Chuwi range has this . and I think the Chuwi hi8 is around the £100 mark if not less on ebay . better performance than most tablets around the same price(checking Argos and Tesco) Android is good as you can install what you want pretty much without restriction .Windows is similar but you might need to disable driver signature enforcement (or something to that effect , a wee bit of a pain) to install some drivers as windows will not let you install drivers which are digitally signed.Also windows app store seems to be limited and if you get some free office apps they allow you to use once and then ask you to install another app to keep using the app you originally downloaded (again annoying) IOS is restricted installing apps that are not on the app store unless jailbroken but alot of people prefer them as they run well. Depends on the budget I would say. Best windows tablet is the surface range.The ipad pro?for IOS.(I tend to get the name wrong ,whatever is the latest iPad is )Android not sure as to what's the best. I might come back after I take a look . I would recommend the teclast x16 plus if you do go Android and your budget is £100. It is £105 eBay, but it's the best bang for your buck in that range. Although I think the camera is poor as as it's 2mpx (don't knock it , I remember quite a few phones of mine were the same ,2megapixel , and they took great photos.I,myself am not great at taking photos so that's saying something :D) good luck on your findings and let us know what you opt for. Let's be happy and not nasty on what you do pick . none of this apple fanboy /or Android whatever . (coughs saying "Hate apple") :D
#10
iOS all the way, everything on it just works so well together and this is in part because the same company make the tablet and the software. It's also incredibly well designed. You can literally hard reset a 5 year old iPad and it'll work as well as the day you got it. Of course this will attract hate from the android crowd who like to think that iOS is some shut down system that can't customise or do anything. There are MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of apps
#11
iPad all the way
#12
Us HOTUK dealers are often accused of being cheapskates.
Maybe so, but I prefer to see us as VALUE SEEKERS.
Judge for yourself where Win, Droid and iOS stand on that criterion alone.
#13
I've got an android phone but my tablet is windows, basically a portable pc that can do anything I want when the phone won't quite cut it.
#14
jez794
I've got an android phone but my tablet is windows, basically a portable pc that can do anything I want when the phone won't quite cut it.
You're obviously a VALUE SEEKER jez.
#15
If you come across any deals for an iPad Air 2 onwards on your quest, please can you share?

think I need to buy my mum a new iPad :D
#16
If you also have Windows 10, then a Windows tablet may be an option, as any Windows Store apps you own will be available.

Similarly, having already bought in to the Android infrastructure, you get all your purchased and free offer apps (except those which needed activation of Pro features on the day - on another device, you won't get Pro).

Most apps are well behaved when moving between Android phone and tablet, though a few will force portrait mode

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