Eighth in a Series
This is part two of a look at App Stores between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 on a tablet. If you missed the first part please access it here (part 1).
In Part One I looked at the home page, collection views and the My Apps section. Part Two focuses on individual App pages and Search, including a summary for the winner of this round.
Windows 8.1 vs Android 4.4 Store Part 2
Seventh in a Series
This was by far the most challenging battle in this series. In face it is split into 2 sections. Each tablet has a good store for apps. Windows may have fewer apps but it still has plenty of good apps. Ultimately it comes down to which Store helps you find the apps you want. Note: I realize there some popular apps that are not on Windows 8 but while important, there are alternatives for most “missing” apps.
Windows 8.1 vs Android 4.4
Sixth in a Series
If there is one universal need with the internet, it is search. Search engines have come and gone and Google was able to build an empire on it. So it is no surprise that search is present on tablets. In today’s battle between tablets, I look at search.
Windows 8.1 vs Android 4.4 – Search
Fifth in a Series
On a tablet, touch is of course the main method of navigating but what if you need to type information. All tablets provide a means to do it on-screen without having to hook up an external keyboard. There are many ways to design them, but generally all based on the QWERTY system. This view will look at the default keyboards, not any possible add-ons.
Windows vs Android – Keyboards
Fourth in a Series
No operating system can show all the apps that you have downloaded in a simple to use manner without an all apps view – unless you don’t download more apps than it ships with. So let’s see how they compare in today’s battle.
Windows vs Android – All Apps
Third in a Series
Now that settings have been tweaked, it is time to look at the main interface, the GUI, what you use day in and day out on the device.
Windows 8.1 vs Android – Start/Home Screens
Second in a Series
If you missed the Introduction
Accessing Settings is a necessity with any device. Rarely do people stay with the default set-up, at some point you will want to change things, to personalize it, and that is where settings come in.
Windows 8.1 vs Android – Settings
To begin with you need to find them.