This is how Android will get market share on tablets.
Saw this tablet at Kohl's last night. Sub $300 Android tablet from a company ive never heard of. Wonder what the build quality and performance is like. Unfortunately it was wrapped up tightly so no chance for a hands on.
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- 2 years, technological? In my view technological, they are 1 year behind the bleeding edge and use things, wenn the early problems are solved, embed them in a closed universe of very controlled possibilites.
If you had written "usability" instead of technology, I would have agreed. Making things simple, that is where others have to learn from Apple. However, Google has had its own history of making complex things simple. They kind of managed this with the whole internet. That is a realm where they initially hardly had control.
The major difference is, how Apple and Google handly complexity. Apple rule it out, Google hunts it down.Sep 25, 2011
- read the article. I do electronics systems design, many components used by Apple are not available in the open market and they invest substantial amounts of money in the production of specific parts in exchange for exclusivity periods. Silly thing, one of their major semiconductor suppliers is Samsung.
BTW, Apple is the major semiconductor buyer in the world, and developed a lot of know how about how to produce the iGadgets in massive scales.Sep 25, 2011
- I have seen Pandigital readers at CVS in my area for months now. I live right outside Philadelphia. It seems everyone is making Android devices these days. Hopefully they can take some of the market from Apple.Sep 25, 2011
- I have a Dell Streak 7- I like it, but between my phone, desktop, netbook, the Streak gets used the least.Sep 26, 2011
- Touche! Read, and it is interesting insight. Thanks. In my eyes it is about usability (consumer experience) and strategy, not really about technology research. Anyway, as said elsewhere, having the big leader and a ambitious contender(s) is great for us, the customers.Sep 26, 2011
- ohh I agree with you, on top of the technology advantage add the usability and innovation such as multitouch gestures, and complete the formula with the iTunes, iCloud, apps, etc, plus a cult like fan base to augment hype, put everything in a blender condiment with several billions of cash in the bank, and that's the juice driving Apple which other competitors still don't have.
Yes it would be nice to have a comparable product at a lower price, problem for Apple besides cost, they can't make it fast enough to meet demand.Sep 26, 2011