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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.
Tablets are extensions of smartphones and that means getting lots of notifications. Android led the pack from the beginning with a notification center that slides down from the top top inform users of messages from many apps.
Apple finally implemented a notification center a while back, and while falling short of Android's it's still pretty good.
Windows 8 has live tiles on the start screen and while those can be useful they fall short of having one single place you can go to see all of the important notifications. There's an attempt to do this for social media in the Metro People app but it's not comparable to the notification centers on the iPad or Android tablets.
You either love widgets on Android or you hate them but they can be very useful. They can provide useful information on the Android home screen, and apps can have their own widgets to use as desired.
Neither iOS nor Windows 8 has widgets and both could benefit from having them. Sure, Windows 8 has live tiles which are sort of like widgets, but they fall short.