Android vs windows 8

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    opinions please....android jellybean 4.2 or windows 8 (full version) on 8" tablet.
     
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    Very personal preference, I'm afraid. As long as it isn't an iPad.
     
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    I have Android but I do prefer Win 8. :thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    I did look at the iPad but it seems very basic by todays standard....no expansion ports, USB port, bluetooth or anything else that i could see.

    the one im looking at is the Acer W3-810

    was going to be a Galaxy 3 tab but once instore and given a choice..... :Doh:
     
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    Seriously recommend borrowing one of each and seeing which OS you prefer. There's no correct answer, only what you find most usable.
     
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    Just had my first Android experience (I use Apple stuff) when I got Dawn a Nexus and must say that I was impressed with it (and the Nexus by the way) have used Windows 8 on the computer and liked it once I had worked out how to make it look like windows 7...... Those who have it on a tablet like it, though
     
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    I have run all 3
    ipad fantastic easy to use but as you totally restrictive to apple

    android not as easy to use but you can do a hell of a lot with it free and minimal cost on apps if your carfull

    windows 8 is a little clunky to use at first as every thing has been moved around so takes a while to sort out but as far as I am concerned its the best for work but I have never tried to use it on a handheld only laptop


    we use
    Elaine apple all the way iPhone and ipad 2

    me
    windows 8 touch hp laptop for work
    Samsung tablet for travel work and playing around with
    iPhone for work and home only as it comes with job

    as for operating systems its about personal choice and I would never try to impose my preference on anybody mainly due to fact we all want different things from computers
     
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    How do you get on with windows touch ?
    Seems like a frustrating half baked version of Full windows.
    I know several people who have it on thier tablets and hate it already.

    Why didnt they just put a full version of windows on instead ?

    barry
     
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    I agree completely.

    I had a Galaxy Tab 2 which was fine for a bit of browsing and Android specific apps but I still kept my Windows 8 laptop (home use) and Windows 8 Vivobook (for the van) because I need certain items of Windows software and find using a proper keyboard preferable for all but small amounts of typing. I also had a Blackberry Playbook but preferred the Samsung so sold it on.

    I bought a Nokia E7 phone because it has a proper keyboard but found Nokia's apps lacking when compared to Android so replaced it with a Samsung Galaxy S3 after Jill bought one. I then found that the S3 gave me all I needed from Android so sold on my Galaxy Tab.

    Jill still uses a Galaxy Tab in addition to her S3, plus a Windows 7 laptop at home for some things.

    I have looked at Apple from time to time but I've never really got on with their software and find their updates for my iPod irritating so that puts me off as well.

    I wouldn't use Windows 8 on a tablet because - purely personal opinion - the range of software I use means it is still an OS for a machine with a proper keyboard. My Galaxy Tab was always the toy whereas the laptop/Vivobook are for more serious uses (again purely personal opinion).
     
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    I have never tried windows touch on a tablet
    I use a 15 inch laptop for work and then most of time its hooked up to a projector and smart board then the touch side comes into its own
     
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    the Acer runs a full windows 8....not a cut down mobile version. :thumb:
     
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    Android.

    It's well established and not a desktop pretending to be a tablet.

    Huge choice.
     
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    I use the hp elite pad windows 8 for work, Love it :thumb:
     
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    PC world/Currys price for the Acer is just £174...cheapest i can find.

    £313 on Amazon. :Eek!:

    looked on their website to reserve and collect......no!

    pay and collect.....no!

    pay and home delivery no!

    according to their website they have none in the country.

    funny thing, i looked at one today in Bridlington and they had a few in stock :Doh:
     
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    getting more tempted.

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    I have Win8 on my desktop and Jelly Bean on my Galaxy 3 8" Tab.
    They both do what I bought them to do :thumb:

    Mike
     
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    Currys/PC World always have a good price when there are none available to buy :Laughing:
     
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    Pappajohn, The answer depends largely on what you want to use the tablet for. If it is mainly emails, surfing and watching videos then go for Android. If it is mainly business applications then go for Windows.

    I have an HP business laptop running windows (7), and it is very good. But, since I got my Asus Android tablet it never leaves the office - may just as well be a PC!. I even use the Android tablet when I am away on business because Android now has good business software. But then my tablet has a decent attachable keyboard, which is essential if you are doing a lot of typing.

    I personally do not like the look of Windows 8 - it looks too much like a compromise to me. And early indications are not good - they quickly issued a revision which restored lots of things from Windows 7. My son reckons that history has shown that every other Windows release is bad - so 95 good, 2000 bad, XP good, vista bad, 7 good ...... which makes 8 bad!

    Having said that the Acer looks good for the money and you have got some business software on there, but not the most important one (for me) which is Outlook. But the real problem is that Android has so many good apps now that are very cheap (or free). Windows software is still stuck in the bloatware era when software was big and expensive and we had to put up with it.

    You could always hedge your bets. I have seen an Asus tablet that is switchable between Android and windows.
     
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