There are lots of theories floating around about the failure of Android tablets to capitalize on the OS’s success in the smartphone arena. And it might have nothing to do with Apple’s iPad success, says Galen Gruman. Writing for InfoWorld, Gruman notes that there are four theories floating.
The first is that Apple’s iPad 2 is so superior, it spells game over for all other competition. The second, is that despite Android’s popularity, fans are waiting for prices to drop. A third theory—and this is where we get into conspiracy territory—is that Apple has “sneakily bought up all the key components at discount,” leaving Android makers stranded. A final, theory holds that Android users are not early adopters.
But as Gruman points out the issue has more to do with how the devices are positioned in the marketplace. Gruman notes that InfoWorld’s Doug Dinley has already pointed out that tablets are competing with netbooks and laptops, not with iPads. How consumers view the devices has a huge impact on how they fare in the marketplace. Read more from InfoWorld.