Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Dec 2011 06:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless 2011 will go down in the history books as a great year for tablets mostly for Apple's iPad however, not all tablet vendors fared as well as Apple. It's not for lack of products that prevented Android tablets from taking any market share away from Apple this year. By our calculation, over 100 tablets were introduced since the iPad however, we defy even the most tech-savvy of you to name more than a few of them. What was so wrong with the competition that it failed to make any inroads in the tablet market, at least until the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook came along?
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RE: I have a need for a tablet
by daedliusswartz on Tue 20th Dec 2011 09:39 UTC in reply to "I have a need for a tablet"
daedliusswartz
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You are, for the mass market, which is what matters.

The mass market needs a vertical stack that helps them to live their lives.

People shouldn't have to for the most part think about "how" to use a device. It should be natural, intuitive, consistent and reliable.

Apps extend the device, but that in iself is within a defined boundary (i.e. a standardised API and hardware). They do not need to waste their time installing component after component. They should be focusing on what the app can do, not how it can do it.

They need a consistent experience and Android at this time doesn't provide that, though they are getting better.

If you do not believe me, consider why Android OEMs are trying to be more like Apple.

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