iPads and Tablets - Mobile Computing



iPads

The iPad tablet computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, apps and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad runs on iOS, the same operating system used on Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone, and can run its own applications as well as iPhone applications. Without modification, the iPad will only run programs approved by Apple and distributed via the Apple

Like iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad is controlled by a multi touch display as well as a virtual onscreen keyboard in lieu of a physical keyboard.
iPad is sold in Wi-Fi and with 3G mobile Network models. The Wi-Fi connection is used to access local area networks and the Internet. Since the release of iOS 5, the device does not need to be managed and synced by iTunes running on a personal computer

Android tablets

Tablet's running Google's Android operating system come in all sizes and price points, available from dozens of manufacturers., Android tablets offer the widest range of alternatives.


Windows tablets

Tablets running Microsoft's Windows software have been available since the 1990s and continue to improve and evolve. These fit between smartphones and laptops, Windows-based tablets (also known as PC tablets) are about as close to a laptop experience as you can get. Offering physical keyboards that either flip behind the touch screen or slide out, essentially converting from tablet to laptop as needed.