Looking for a versatile new Nextbook tablet to use at home or on the go? You have a number of great options to choose from. In our last entry, we compared the hardware of the Flexx and Ares Nextbooks. Today, we’ll break our comparisons down further and look at the operating systems that these devices run. Your choice of OS will shape the user experience you have on your Nextbook, so it’s an important part of the decision-making process. On the one hand we have Ares Nextbooks running the Android mobile operating system from Google, and on the other we have Flexx Nextbooks running Windows 10. Let’s start with the Android option.
Nextbook Ares With Android
Android offers a flexible interface that allows independent software developers and users to put their own “spin” on the stock operating system. If you’re the tech-savvy sort, an Android-powered Nextbook can be customized to really make the device your own. Google also recently announced that they’ll make many Android apps compatible with its Chrome OS for PCs as well. If you already own a computer that runs Chrome OS, an Ares Nextbook with Android can allow you to move seamlessly between the two devices to accomplish tasks. The Ares Nextbooks are also a good option if you use a phone that runs Android. The goal here is to create one cohesive ecosystem so all your devices can easily be used in conjunction with one another.
Nextbook Flexx With Windows 10
With Windows 10, Microsoft set out to make one operating system that could be used on both PC and mobile platforms. It might not be perfect, but by many accounts it’s the best operating system Microsoft has made in the last decade. A redesigned search function allows you to find exactly what you need in the blink of an eye, and integrated touch functionality makes Windows 10 every bit as useful on a tablet as it is on a PC. For people who want a laptop replacement that can also be used to run mobile apps, a Nextbook with Windows 10 is an excellent option to consider.
Remember: When it comes to choosing an operating system, comfort and familiarity matter. If you’re already familiar with one OS or another, there’s no harm in sticking with what you know.