Have you ever had the pleasure of playing around with an Android based device? It’s amazing, as you browse through its options, keeping an open mind, it dawns on you that it’s only a matter of the time before Google’s Android is provided for desktop PCs. The main question is how other touch based operating systems would be able to compete with Google’s Android? Openly, I think it is going to be very difficult!
Samsung has produced its new tablet built on MS Windows 8 and displayed in the CES 2012. When you compare the Windows tablet with iPad or Android based tablets, you see the lack of the media’s attention. It’s ironic though that the Windows 8 tablets will ultimately become the only tablets that will be competent enough to compete with Google’s Android. To justify this speculation unlike Apple, the role of Microsoft in the tablet market will be very similar to Google. Microsoft will produce Windows 8 and allow the HW manufacturer to find and provide the suited HW for it. Moreover, what would truly make the Windows 8 comprehensive and powerful is the reality that it will not only run a full Windows desktop OS, but also operate the touch based tablets just as the ASUS Transformer Prime. It is awesome! A thin tablet having Quad Core, that is thinner than the iPad2 and running the complete Windows 8 program along with metro-UI effects.
On the other hand, Google’s Android is hardware agnostic – Samsung, Motorola, Sony, HTC, ASUS, Dell, Acer, and others have Android as the primary OS. It has a software stack with open-source that attracts everybody. The development cycle of Android is simply the best in the market. Even though Android 1.x was lagging poorly behind the transformation seen today is remarkable.
You will see that Blackberry’s RIM is out of the tablet market irrespective of what they will do later on in the upcoming months along with their QNX software because Blackberry continuously spends more and more time to produce and provide a reliable final operating system for its products. After RIM, there’s Apple which will begin feeling the pinch from its competitors, especially in the hardware development. Apple will stay alive with the new iPad; however, it would be tough to compete with the level of change that is needed to be able to have repeated customers. The “giant” iPhone will be unable to cut it, because it is relatively the same as the iPad. Major technology enhancements will be required for the new iPad to be able to compete the tablet flooded market. Apple will ultimately be remembered for determining the tablet’s space as they have done in the smartphone; however, looking ahead, they will not be able to innovate promptly.
In conclusion, it is predicted that only Windows 8 is left as the key competitor to Google’s Android. The last issue left to see is whether Microsoft will productively market the advantages that their OS is already known by PC users as a user friendly software program. Last but not least, it is the customers that will judge who succeeds and conquers the market. The final match will be between Windows 8 and the Android tablet because of their raw richness and flexibility.
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