- Dec 23, 2009
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I think there are a few reasons:
- As phones continue to get larger Android tablets become less sought after. At what the cost of the average android tablet I feel like you could get more done with a chromebook despite having limited off line programs.
- Android tablets need more. When the iPad hit the seen the average phone sizes were around 5inches or less. Tablets were a good way to consume media. But without a suitable keyboard and programs to accompany, tablets were not ready to take on the load as a laptop. Samsung with their note tablets are trying to bring the productive value to tablets but, as of right now, android is not designed to operate as a software that can compete with mac or pc.
I don't think the tablet market is the niche area for android. I mean with the exception of using it as an e-reader or a means to consume media android to me strength lies in being a phone software. I actually think Windows serve as a better device as far as tablets. There are just so many programs (ie citrix ) that companies have built around windows software and frankly android is just not going to be able to catch up. If Android and Windows can realize that they can share the market place and ease of the restrictions that are keeping manufacturers from taking advantage of the space where Android and Microsoft can co-exist, we could benefit from devices that can fully take advantage of the tablet market. But until Microsoft realize that Android has a better mobile interface and Android realize that Microsoft has a better tablet/pc interface we will continue to have tablets on the market that do not fully live up to its full capabilities. I am surprised, not really because Apple is stuck in their ways, that Apple who owns both iOS and Mac OS do not take advantage and build tablets that can go from MAC to iOS and take advantage of a space where Android and Microsoft can not.
I ask, are you interested in the Nexus 9 or other android tablets, and if not why?
What do you look for in a tablet and what would it take for a tablet to be able to become your go to device for productivity?