Sunday, October 14, 2012

Engadget: Switched On: Android's Tablet Troubles

Switched On: Android's Tablet Troubles
Oct 14th 2012, 21:30

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

DNP Switched On Android's Tablet Troubles

If Google had to pick a device category in which it wanted Android to dominate, it would certainly be mobile phones for many reasons. Indeed, the original band of Android backers was dubbed the Open Handset Alliance. However, a strong position in tablets would not only have helped to round out the Android ecosystem, it would also have created a beachhead from which to take on Microsoft prior to the launch of its tablet strategy.

Alas for Google, sales of Android tablets have been lackluster and several PC-centric licensees -- including Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba and even Android standard-bearer Samsung -- are hoping to improve their standing in the tablet market with imminent products based on Windows.

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