Jun 30 2012   3:06PM GMT

Tablet Competition

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, in the last few weeks there have been announcements by Microsoft and Google that they are making their own versions of tablets. This creates a situation of confusion for consumers because the average person doesn’t have the time to sort through all of the pros and cons to know which tablet can browse the net, FaceBook and play Angry Birds with ease.

It is likely that companies like HP and Sony and Asus are none-to-pleased with the work that they have done given that their tablets are now being challenged by the people who make the OS’s for their devices. Manufacturers have gone through the trouble of making their own versions of a tablet in their eyes and now they are seeing a new competitor where they used to see an ally.

Those are the potential downsides. The upside is that everyone has to up their game now. The slow iterative process that was occurring will need to stepped up a notch or three and that is good for consumers. Competition in this area has been stale given that the iPad and Samsung Galaxy have been cleaning up the higher end of the tablet market and the Amazon Kindle has been taking home the lower end part of the market. Hopefully this new set of competitors will spur on the market to even higher levels of greatness.

Until next time,
TechStop (JW)

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