Which Tablet Is Most Secure?
With threats from the tablet operating systems and app stores, and unfortunately under-developed tools for controlling private data on iPad and Android Honeycomb devices, the sad fact is that neither tablet is more secure than the other. Privacy settings on both platforms need a serious overhaul, and each operating system needs to be updated in such a way that a user can remotely remove data from a stolen device without worrying about any recovery tools the thieves might use. It doesn’t have to go “bang", but a data self-destruct tool could prove invaluable for many users.
If you were expecting a definitive decision on the question of Google Android privacy versus Apple iPad privacy, then prepare to be disappointed.
The fact is, neither platform is secure enough for you to be leaving your personal details on, not without some heavy-duty, third-party software, something that is often beyond the budget of the average user. Clearly, this is a problem, and it is one which will need to be addressed over the coming months if both companies plan to avoid any more embarrassing headlines concerning device privacy.
As far as making a choice between the two platforms goes, you need to understand the options and the implications of these privacy settings, decide which is the best for you and then weigh everything up in a balanced manner. You could easily make the wrong choice if you don't spend as much time considering these details as you would the hard specifications, usability and amount of apps that are available for either tablet platform.
Ultimately, if you're buying a tablet for the first time, be comfortable with your decision. If you're using either platform and have discovered by reading this that you're unhappy about the privacy options, try not to be dissuaded from using the device; instead, change how you use it.