Google has been behind the curve here in improving Android such that it is is a more productive platform. The next version of Android, 7.0 Nougat, will support multi-windows for smoother and easier multitasking: something Samsung and
HP have released two products running Microsoft Windows 8.1, the Stream 7 tablet and the Stream 11 laptop. Both of these are very competitively priced, offering the full version of Windows 8.1 with one or two hardware compromises. For the Stream 7, it’s
The only other widget that deserves attention is the Google News & Weather widget, set at the top right. This is important because it always shows the same weather that I see in Google Now, the only criticism I can level at the HTC Weather Clock, which can show different weather to Google.
Is it worth the extra to buy a mobile data-enabled tablet? As with most questions, the answer is a very definite, “it depends!” If you have a large tablet that you mostly use at home, then the answer is probably no. If you have something smaller, like the Nexus 7, you travel with it and your smartphone carrier does not allow tethering, then there’s a stronger case for buying the data-equipped model.
The developer tried to include the most frequently converted values such as currency, temperature, length, area, time, energy etc. There are also some nice features like fuel consumption, kitchen, design and android specific metrics for people who don’t like to switch between different apps to find an appropriate conversion.
Location services are useful when using a Google Internet Search; if I search for my bank, Google presents me with the closest three hits in its database and provides me with an estimate of how far they are from my present.