Ladies and Gentlemen - i seek your informed opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of these two systems. The laptop computer i bought a few years ago and which is still functioning without problems is based on MS windows XP OS . Recently i bought a tablet also based on MS windows 8.1 OS basically so that i could share files between the two devices with a minimal of problems or hopefully none at all . However with the great proliferation of tablets based on Android, i am beginning to wonder if i have missed something somewhere by loyally sticking to MS Windows . I am aware that android offers a lot more applications but i felt that these are done by any tom and harry and so there is the question of quality and security but for ms windows these concerns would have been in better hands even if not totally infallible plus updates would be available in case of security breaches. Another reason is that the smallest ms windows based tablet available is approx 8 inches in diagonal whereas android produces tons of 7 inch tablets and these are lighter and more convenient to carry and find casing as well ( i am having a tough job getting a cover for my 8 in tab ) . The exception being the Toshiba 7 in tablet which has ms win OS., but the pixel resolution is such that the handwriting recognition facility was not good. My main use of both tablet and laptop are for communicative purposes eg email, skype and also downloading mp3 material and youtube and listening to the downloads in multiple speed format to save time . In terms of processing i use only the microsoft text document ( not even excel nor powerpoint ) and greatly appreciate the handwriting recognition facility in win 8.1 and it works remarkably well for e .I don not use more than these applications as i also want to live in the real world as well Are any of you in the know whether windows OS is gonna go for 7 inch tablet format ? with better quality pixel screen And i repeat , please discuss the pros and cons of both android and ms windows systems . Most grateful for your discussion and thanks in advance .