Dell Having Second Thoughts on Android Tablets
Dell has launched several tablets with Android and has been regarded as a solid proponent of Google’s operating system. This attitude is quietly changing, according to PC World. Two versions of Dell’s Streak has disappeared from the online store in the past three months. The latest 10.1-inch model is still for sale, but only in China.
This comes after CEO Michael Dell’s statement during a conference in October that the Android market for your board has not developed as expected. This does not mean that Dell has given up on tablets. They have previously demonstrated several innovative designs for hybrids and tablets, but it is likely that they turn the focus to Microsoft and prepares to focus heavily on Windows 8. The next version of Windows is less than a year away and will be tablet-friendly by and large, with ARM processor support and extensive touch functionality.
The company is also working to gain a stronger foothold in the corporate market, where Windows is the dominant player on the client side. In other words, Dell plays it cool in the Android market, which is hot right now thanks to Amazon’s new Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablet. The niche is rapidly expanding overall; Gartner estimates that almost 64 million tablets will be sold this year–counting all varieties. Apple will account for nearly three out of four of these devices.