Android and Apple Tablets
Android tablets are great media players, ebook readers, and devices for kids, but they rarely compete with iPads in versatility and performance.
Generally speaking, the biggest advantage of Apple iPadOS is twofold: it’s very clean and intuitive, and the many apps you can buy directly on the tablet (over 1 million iPad-specific titles at the time of writing) work well. The downside to iPadOS is that while recent upgrades have improved multitasking, it still can’t handle multiple users per device, and transferring files between apps is still cumbersome. The iPad is still a complement to the MacBook. iPad also has the best selection of accessories, including the excellent second-generation Apple Pencil.
Google’s Android operating system gives you a choice of hardware from many different manufacturers and offers maximum customization, a top-notch notification system, fast and smooth web browsing, and integration with Google such as Gmail, Google Maps, and video chat Seamless integration of applications. Android also supports multi-user login, so you can share your tablet with friends or family, a useful feature that Apple tablets lack. (Apple’s Family Sharing feature does the exact opposite, allowing multiple people to access shared data and services.) That said, most Android tablets come with older versions of the operating system with few updates.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ wows with strong performance and a gorgeous 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display, and its S Pen and optional 5G make it the best Android productivity tablet you can get.
With the power of a PC and the mobility of a tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 | S7+ Wi-Fi is your secret weapon for getting more done—wherever you are. Enjoy the advantages of a true 2-in-1 device, where an expanded keyboard¹ and built-in memory up to 512GB are backed by a battery that lasts the entire workday² for ultimate portability. With a redesigned, minimal-lag S Pen that lets you control a presentation with the tap of a finger and an expanded edge-to-edge screen³ for better streaming, gaming and video chatting, the Galaxy Tab S7 | S7+ Wi-Fi simplifies life, work and play. ¹Keyboard sold separately. Function keys only available on S7+. ²Battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors. ³S7 11” screen is a TFT LCD screen. S7+ 12.4” screen is a sAMOLEDTM screen.