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What is the best OS for ease of use - android or iOS?

by HVZONE / August 24, 2016 11:33 PM PDT

Hi, my mother in law would like to get a tablet to keep in touch with us via Skype or FaceTime etc and for general Internet use. However she is completely IT illiterate and so requires the easiest to use and setup tablet going! What are the views on which OS to go for, iOS or android and also any particular models that are recommended would be helpful. We are not looking to spend very much either, it only needs to be a basic device and nothing too large in size?
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2016 8:46 AM PDT

I use both and each are nice to use.

The thing here is that the OS does not seem to matter once I pull up Skype. It works the same on both. Where did you see a difference?

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I agree
by onder101 / August 31, 2016 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Both.

I agree, both Os works good on tablet

Edit: No need for this link to the poster's own web site. Link removed.

Post was last edited on August 31, 2016 1:22 AM PDT

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by margaux_ramos / December 11, 2016 5:07 PM PST

I think if it's for communication purposes only, iOS is much easier to use since she only needs to press one button unlike the Android where there are three buttons. And based on my experience, iOS is more responsive than Android. My father is IT illiterate too but when he had his iPad, he knows how to surf net now. I only taught him once. Happy

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iOS is the best
by promichael / December 18, 2016 1:38 AM PST

According to me, iOS is the most easy to use OS, it is straight forward and has clean user interface. Meanwhile, in android, it always asks for different permissions while using some apps, while browsing on internet if we reach accidently on any spammy website, it automatically starts downloading useless apps, it may cause trouble for seniors. That's why I always prefer iOS.

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I agree
by iphonelearner / April 27, 2017 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: iOS is the best

Yes, iOS is easier than Android.

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I agree as well
by vansy1 / December 21, 2016 9:22 PM PST

Both are performing well.

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IOS is easy to use
by annielewis2017 / May 6, 2017 1:51 AM PDT

IOS is the easiest operating system and is easy to use

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