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Third party keyboards
Onscreen keyboards are essential for using a tablet and having a good one can make the UX very good indeed. Both Windows and iOS are stuck with the keyboard that ships with the OS, but Android has a lively third party keyboard environment.
Finding the keyboard app that works well can greatly improve how well things work, and it would be nice if both Windows and iOS would allow using third party keyboards.
We spend a lot of time in the web browser and that's especially true using tablets. Mobile browsers are pretty good, and that includes Metro Internet Explorer (IE) but it's always good to have the choice to run other browsers on a touch screen.
It would be nice if you could run alternate browsers on the Windows Metro interface, but that's not the case. You can install other browsers on the desktop side, but then you deal with the less-than-ideal touch operation.
Both the iPad and Android tablets have other browsers in the app store to choose from, and they are all written for touch control. Windows falls short in this area.
Windows 8 tablets are full PCs, and while that's a very good thing it also has its drawbacks. Who hasn't had to deal with system problems that required looking for and installing new hardware drivers for some system component?
It's not as bad as in versions past, but drivers can still cause problems in Windows 8.
Tablet users don't want to do system maintenance like deal with problem drivers and they don't have to with Android tablets or the iPad. That's a big advantage over Windows tablets in this writer's opinion.