Posts Tagged ‘Tablet’
According to a Needham analyst, Charlie Wolf, the iPad will dominate the tablet market for 10 more years. According to his calculations, despite the Android and Blackberry tablets grabbing tablet market shares, only 20% for the iPad’s holdings will be lost up until 2020.
With these forecasts, the Apple iPad is said to take up more than 50% of tablet market shares. The remaining shares will be divided amongst Android-powered, Blackberry OS-powered, webOS-powered, and Windows 8-powered tablets.
Wolf says that regardless of new tablets making their way to the market, the iPad will remain the most appealing to the consumer.
He says, “Future tablets are more likely to steal share from one another than from the iPad. The tablet market has been inundated with new models… All of them have been greeted with a yawn and lacklustre sales.”
Another factor for the iPad’s success is the App Store. He says, “In the case of tablets, the only thing that matters – that turns what’s otherwise a slab into a versatile device – are the apps.”
“And the applications available on the tablets introduced this year number at best in the hundreds. In comparison, more than 100,000 applications are available on the iPad.”
Despite what Wolf thinks, there are still a lot of analysts who think that it’s just a matter of time before Android tablets catch up to the iPad, especially with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich uniting both Gingerbread and Honeycomb. This will attract developers to create more apps for Android, which will be more attractive to the consumer.
Do you think the Apple iPad will still remain the dominant force until 2020? Let us know what you think.
If you’ve noticed, news of Amazon’s Android tablets has gone quiet. However, Amazon has now broken the silence. A job opening has been posted for the online retailer’s hardware division. The company’s Lab126, responsible for the Kindle and other future devices is now looking for a browsing specialist.
It is highly possible that Amazon is looking for an expert that will improve the browsing capabilities of their eBook reader the Kindle. However, the job posting does hint on the online retail giant’s bigger plans.
Lab126 is specifically in search of a WebKit development engineer. This is significant since this framework is behind the success of browsers such as Chrome and Safari. This is also behind the next Kindle, which the retail giant is calling experimental.
Another requirement is experience in design and implementation of software solutions in devices such as Android, WebOS, and the iOS.
With Amazon’s requirements, the developer hired will most likely be developing next generation Kindles. However, it is also likely that this developer will be developing enhanced browsing capabilities for a device other than an eBook reader.
It is also most likely that Amazon is trying to develop a unique browser for its rumored tablets. This will help these tablets better compete with the top tablet in the market the iPad as well as the growing number of Android tablets. This does make sense as well.
Do you find the rumored hybrid Samsung Galaxy Q interesting? If this is the case, here’s everything that has been gathered about the rumored tabphone.
First of all, the device is said to sport a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display. This is according Yahoo Korea. Apparently, Samsung feels that bigger is now better. This offers an experience that is a cross between PCs and mobile phones.
Like the Korean tech giant’s flagship the Galaxy S2 and its slim tablet the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Q will come packed with a dual-core processor. This isn’t surprising at all. We’d be surprised if it didn’t come packed with a dual core processor.
Will the tabphone be available on a 3G network? This we’re not sure. Although the device supports a 3G radio, we’re not sure if it supports 3G voice and data. We are sure that the device will support 4G. This is an indication that the device will be first available in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy Q will most definitely run on Android. However, it is unclear what version of Android it will be running on. Will it run on Gingerbread or will it run on Honeycomb? Regardless, this won’t matter since Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich will bring both Android versions together.
Currently, this is all we know about the hybrid device. We’ll let you know once we know more.