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Tablet Compatibility Results Matrix

Tablet Compatibility Matrix

The Office of Information Technology recognizes the growing use of tablets in the classroom and workplace. In an effort to provide you with information regarding the usefulness of tablets here at The University of Texas at Arlington, OIT has tested six of the most popular brands and operating systems with the various systems, web sites, and applications most used at UTA. The following table lists the results of this testing. This information is meant to be a guide for you in your purchasing decision. The University does not warrant, support, nor endorse any tablet.

Tablets nook Color Motorola Xoom iPad 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab Toshiba Thrive Asus Eee Pad Transformer Surface Pro
Setup
Connects to UTA Auto Login For Setup? Yes  No Yes No No No Yes
Connects to UTA Wireless Setup For Setup? No No Yes No No Yes No
Requires Other Wireless Login for Setup? No No No Yes No No No
Wireless
Connects to UTA Auto Login? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connects to UTA Web Login? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can Use UTA Wireless Setup? No No Yes Yes, with XpressConnect app No No No
Can move from wireless point to wireless point without new connection? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can move from off campus account to UTA setup automatically? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
UTA
Renders UTA Website Correctly? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can Access MavSpace? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Page Links Work? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can Access Blackboard? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MyMav
Sign In Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On sign out, was greeted with "We've detected that your operating system is not supported by this website". There were no glitches or issues while inside MyMav
Make Payments No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Remote Desktop
Has Remote Desktop App? Yes, 3rd Party App Yes Yes, 3rd Party App Yes, 3rd Party App Yes Yes Yes
Remote Desktop App connects to UTA using Wireless? Yes, 3rd Party App Yes Yes, 3rd Party App Yes, 3rd Party App Yes Yes Yes
VPN
Has VPN App? No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes / Cisco Anywhere
VPN App connects to UTA using Wireless? No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
SSH
Has SSH App? No Yes Yes, 3rd Party App Yes, 3rd Party App Yes Yes Several available in Windows Store
SSH Access to UTA using Wireless? No Yes Yes, 3rd Party App Yes, 3rd Party App Yes Yes Not Tested
OWA
Sign In Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Process Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eMail Configuration
Faculty/Staff No Yes Yes Yes, Exchange Yes Yes, Exchange Yes
Student Yes Yes, OWA Yes, OWA Yes OWA or IMAP  Yes, OWA Yes, OWA or IMAP Yes
Windows Live
Sign In Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, OWA Yes
Process Mail No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SkyDrive
Sign In Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open Files? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PDF
Open? No Yes Yes Yes Yes, Quickoffice Yes Yes
Word
Open? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Microsoft Word Web App
Edit? N/A No Yes, 3rd Party App Yes, 3rd Party App No Yes, 3rd Party App Yes - Microsoft Word Web App
PowerPoint
Open? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Microsoft PowerPoint Web App
Edit? N/A No Yes, 3rd Party App Yes, 3rd Party App No Yes, 3rd Party App Yes - Microsoft PowerPoint Web App
Excel
Open? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Microsoft Excel Web App
Edit? N/A No Yes, 3rd Party App Yes, 3rd Party App No Yes, 3rd Party App Yes - Microsoft Excel Web App (editable, stripped down copy)
Other notes  This is primarily an e-Reader.
Some tablet functions, but very limited.
The installed version of Quickoffice is limited to read-only. This tablet worked well with web browsing.   Problems getting drop down menus and navigation to work.  Links do not work. Polaris Office was awkward to use.  Trouble editing PowerPoint files.  Does not have Office installed by default. Office 365 is recommended, but not tested.
Tablets nook Color Motorola Xoom iPad 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab Toshiba Thrive Asus Eee Pad Transformer Surface Pro