The iPad was first released in the year 2010. Since its inception, the tablet has made a name for itself in the mobile market.
The revolutionary design and operation of the iPad tablet was a stepping stone for the mobile industry. Ever since, the tablet industry has been refined and new and updated tablets are being produced in the market with each passing year. Moreover, tablets are no longer restricted to the commercial sector only. They are available in a variety of options.
Two of the most renowned companies in the mobile market â Apple and Samsung, have been at war with each other in the smartphone segment for a long time now. However, both these companies have raised their competition in the tablet segment as well. The release of iPad Air from Apple comes equipped with enough fire power to keep the competition at a distance. However, Samsung released the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with similar specs as that of its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, posing a tough competition to Apple’s latest tablet.
Today, we compare the two tablets from Apple and Samsung, with respect to their interface and functionality, in order to determine the one suiting your needs.
Interface and Functionality
Apple iPad Air
Most of the latest devices from Apple have experienced the iOS 7 update by now. The iOS 7 update caters the user with its simplified and straightforward approach. The interface comes with a grid style layout, navigation gestures are unchanged, five-finger swipe and pinch gesture and animations, which are similar to what we have seen in earlier versions of the tablet, remain. Nevertheless, these features aid the iPad Air to give other tablets a run for their money. However, it is only the visuals that are changed with the iOS 7 update.
Messaging: The iOS 7 update changes the messaging experience by providing the keyboard with a distinct color theme. The rest remains exactly what it was earlier, per se its landscape and portrait option.
Organizer: Everything is the same to that of its predecessors. However, the iOS 7 introduces the latest iCloud Keychain feature, which enables the user to share credit card information and different passwords among approved iOS 7 handsets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI runs the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 handset. However, the difference in functionality is not much from its earlier prototype. In addition, similar personalization has been found in Tab 2 10.1 as with other Android based handsets available in the market.
Messaging: Typing message on the portrait layout is easy and fun, as compared to typing on the landscape layout, which requires more caution. The handset offers handwriting recognition option, for those who prefer writing more than typing.
The handset also provides the user with a superb email experience. The two-panel interface offers easy organization for both standard Email and Gmail applications. All the user requires is their Gmail username and password to log in. The handset comes preloaded with third party applications.
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