3 ways Windows® 8 tablets will be better than an iPad®
Windows 8 Consumer Preview is finally available for download. There’s still time for them to hit the market. But when the tablets are rolled out for sales in the market, we think that the Windows 8-based tablets will have an upper hand. So let’s see the reasons why we think they will be better than iPad.
You can personalize your tablet
Things are set in an iPad. As one of our editors here pointed out, iPad is for people who want things laid out easily for them. For instance, the photo app on Windows 8 will let you choose a picture to appear on the tile, whereas you cannot change the icon on an iPad. You can group these apps / tiles and name them, which you cannot do on an iPad. You can personalize your Windows 8-based tablet as you like it but on an iPad, we don’t think that this can be done. Microsoft holds a clear advantage here. And we don’t think people at Apple would want to gain that advantage because they usually want you to get adjusted to what they like.
Multi-tasking is easier on Windows 8
To close or access another hidden app on an iPad or any iOS based device, you have to double click a button! This is where Windows 8 completely beats iPad because accessing apps on Windows 8 is easy. Just swipe on the left edge of the screen and you get a list of all the opened apps which are hidden. You can manage them directly from there! And this works really fast; “fast and fluid” is the talk of the town when it comes to Metro UI and the apps on Windows 8. It takes you two swipes to see all your apps at once, one swipe on the left edge and another swipe back towards the left edge – this will bring out the apps in a thumbnail view.
It’s not just an address book
This feature was first seen on a Windows Phone, much like the other features. And this is by far the best feature and much better one in terms of utility. As mentioned above, this is not just an address book. This is much more than that because it integrates all the information from the web about the person and gives you their updates from various web based services. So if you add me on your address book, you’d be able to see my latest Facebook update, tweet from Twitter and so on. The data is pulled from the respective sites and you don’t even have to take pains in updating the contact / address book with complete information. Isn’t that smart and easy?
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