More and more restaurants are interested in implementing tablet-based POS or Point of Sale systems in their restaurants! Read this article and discover what option is better for you – iPad or Android tablet!

According to the latest research, more and more restaurants are interested in upgrading the technology they use within the year. Implementing a restaurant POS system or Point of Sale system is definitely the best thing you can do for your restaurant. You will be able to reduce your costs, offer better customer service, and maximize your profit at the same time.

However, when implementing the Restaurant POS system, there are two options you can choose from. You can either use iPad or Android tablet.

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In this article, we are going to help you decide which option is better for your restaurant. Should you select an Android or an iPad POS system for your restaurant!

  • IPad POS System All iPads come pre-installed with an official iOS operating system and they are designed specifically for this platform. The best thing about using the iPad is that you will have no virus issues and access to a wide app store. However, you will have to sacrifice configurability and accept the fact that you will be at the sympathy of any important changes and upgrades Apple decides to make to the iOS operating system that may affect the software and other external devices you use. The price per tablet is around $210.
  • Android POS System You probably are wondering, how Android tablets compare to the iPads when it comes to Point of Sale system. The Android operating system is open which means that it can be interfaced with and customized by various tablet manufacturers to best meet the hardware’ needs. Same as iOS, it features a vibrant developer community and a huge range or Point of Sale applications. The price per table is around $60.

So, which option is better for your restaurant?

We cannot deny that Apple’s industrial design is not brilliant or that the operating system is very easy and simple to use. However, when it comes to restaurant POS systems, you need to make the right choice. You need to invest in the right tablet device which is Android. It is definitely a better choice when it comes to restaurant Point of Sale systems.

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