Head-To-Head: Samsung Galaxy Note PRO 12.2 vs. Apple iPad Air

Sensors And Software

Both devices offer the usual array of sensors, including three-axis gyros, accelerometers, ambient light sensors, and GPS and GLONASS geolocation receivers. To those, Samsung adds an infrared emitter for remotely controlling nearby electronic devices. Galaxy Note PRO will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat and Samsung's TouchWiz UI overlay with Knox security software on top. Samsung expands its lead over Apple in the multitasking department by doubling to four the number of running apps it can display on the screen at once. Samsung also includes an array of its own pen-optimized apps and will preinstall third-party apps for WebEx Meetings, LinkedIn, Dropbox and Remote PC, a tool to remotely control a PC. iPad Air includes iOS 7 and its fine tools for content sharing, printing, notifications, cloud storage, remote control and Siri, plus FaceTime, iPhoto, GarageBand, an ebook reader and more.

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