I will be travelling and would wish to take a tablet (i - pad or i-pad mini) with me to do stuff like assessing bank accounts, making transfers, doing online trading in equities, booking airline tickets and accommodation, hire car etc.
I have been told by someone using Android that when he was in Shanghai he tried to book and pay for a flight to Inner Mongolia. He got as far as the "choose your flight" part on the airline website, but when it came to payment for the air ticket online, he could not access his bank payment system to do online payment. (I probably did not fully grasp what he said was the problem, but it was something like the bank required some security checks and he could not download these to complete the checks on his Android tablet). He said he had to eventually go find an internet cafe which used Windows system to complete his mission. He said his experience was many Mainland sites require Windows to "work".
I have 2 questions:
(1) Does this sort of problem occur outside of Mainland China? (i.e. for Android tablets)
(2) Will I run into similar problems if I take my ipad with me (rather than a notebook operating on Windows 8) when travelling in Mainland China or other countries e.g. Australia, Europe and SE Asian countries?
Thank you for your time and help.