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3. Better integration with printers
Printing from a tablet is a real pain. Usually, third-party applications are required, and some of that software and the accompanying services must be paid for. Certainly, on Android you can use Google Cloud Printing and set up printing reasonably quickly. But it's not ideal in every situation. Tablets need the ability to print easily before they can be considered viable devices for everyday computing.
4. Improved browsers
There's no shortage of browsers. On my Xoom tablet, I use a combination of Firefox and Chrome. I choose to use two browsers because Chrome is fast, but lacks some of the features I like in Firefox.
And Firefox has trouble with Flash on the Xoom tablet. We need a single browser that is fast and secure and which can be used for every job. At one point I would have said Chrome is the best choice, but it has developed a few issues that prevent it from being my default.
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5. Built-in handwriting recognition
In theory at least, built-in handwriting recognition is on its way. Tablet PCs have had this feature for years, so I was shocked to see tablets being released without this facility.
In fact, tablets should offer more than just this basic ability. They should really come with the fully-featured recognition that's offered by tablet PCs: handwriting, input and drawing. Now that would make tablets really effective and useful.