This weekend, I visited a friend Planet Amend who has now changed his Blackberry Playbook with Android HTC Sense pill. I took the delight to mess around with the tool, and with an open mind. I have to mention that I turned into actually blown away by how entire HTC Sense (Android four.Zero) felt. It is truly first-rate. As I browsed through the options, one aspect dawned on me, which is – it is only a count a reply of time before we begin seeing Android on Desktop PCs. Such became the herbal feel.
The key question is; how are different pill operating structures (OS) going to compete with Google Android? Honestly, I think it will be difficult. Especially for Blackberry maker RIM. As RIM continues begging for greater time to launch a credible finished operating gadget for each their telephone and tablet devices, it seems Android is moving at light speed in viral mode. While this newsletter is based totally on Tablet marketplace, I could be the usage of smartphone and pill interchangeably due to the fact that the drift without delay into each other.
Android vs Blackberry
This is a no context. As an awful lot as I loved Blackberry gadgets, they’re now out of touch with ultra-modern demands. As I stated earlier, RIM is pushing the following principal to revamp on their smartphones to Q2. That without a doubt does not bold well for an agency that is already struggling. RIM’s enterprise model is the primary killer. The fact that they control the fully eco-machine of hardware and software program has ended in expectation overload. Whereas, Google can in reality recognition on getting Android prepared whilst manufacturers work out how first-rate to present it on their hardware. Let’s greater on fast to the actual challenges… IOS and Windows 8 tablet.
Android vs iOS
Today, Apple’s iPad which runs iOS is the most important competition for Google’s Android. IOS became the benchmark when it becomes launched but is going through severe opposition from Android in phrases of raw function ability and customization. To similarly make topics complex for Apple, they seem to be taking walks alongside the equal course as RIM’s antique commercial enterprise version of tightly controlling both the hardware and software. I do not think that this can preserve up nicely within the warm pill marketplace. It might be very difficult for Apple to be as revolutionary as Google in that department and history confirms this if we look at the effect Android has had inside the smartphone area. To similarly quantify the factor that I’m seeking to make, Apple dropped from 65% to 54% between September and December of 2011. The main beneficiary being Samsung that rose from five% to thirteen% at some point of the identical duration.
Android offers so much in phrases of customization of the tool and flexible eco-gadget for consumer interplay and that makes Apple’s iPad much less attractive choice. While Apple tries to entrap purchasers in its ecosystem, Google’s Android liberates them from being tied into one. This was obvious while my pal’s brother who bought an iPad2 because he believed that it become the simplest he may want to seamlessly use his other iOS related files, turned into given HTC Sense to play with. His response? He becomes left in whole awe. I think that his reaction is indicative of what we are going to start seeing this year. If Apple fails to completely revamp iOS on iPad3, that is due later this year, I predict that could become the beginning of the cease of the sturdy market share that Apple presently enjoys. Price margin is now additionally coming under extreme stress.
Oh yeah, to actually apprehend the energy of innovation based totally on Android, then take a look at out the video underneath of Asus Transformer Prime. It was made the final year and similarly shows why Apple’s commercial enterprise version on their hardware will not keep up inside the innovation branch in opposition to Android based totally devices. There are truly way too lots of them that it makes it an unfair war.
Asus Transformer Prime running Android 3.Zero
Android vs Windows 8 pill
So, onto Windows 8 Tablet. Given lack of media interest on Windows pills when in comparison to iPad and Android-based counterparts, it’s miles ironic that this Windows 8 based totally tablets would eventually come to be the most effective pill that might be capable of competing with Android. My purpose for this prediction is that, in contrast to Apple, Microsoft’s commercial enterprise model in the tablet space may be very similar to Google’s. They make the working system and go away hardware producer to go to war with it. The interprets to increasingly alternatives for clients. Also, what would actually energy Windows 8 tablet is the reality that it runs a whole Windows computer operating gadget. Imagine that on the Asus Transformer Prime within the video above… It could be AMAZING! Quad Core thin Tablet that’s thinner than iPad2 and runs complete Windows 8 with Metro UI results. Thinking approximately it actually blows my thoughts.
Early developer version of Windows eight jogging on Samsung Tablet
Also, here’s a news flash for you… Samsung is going to be displaying off a brand new tablet constructed on Windows 8 all through this week’s Consumer Electronics Association – CES 2012. We can all assume that to be something that could compete with Asus Transformer Prime and the fact that it would run on Windows eight may even make me a client.
Reasons why Android will dominate
It is hardware agnostic – Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Sony, ASUS, Acer, Dell, you name it, all have Android as their number one OS
Android is based on open-source software program stack
The development cycle is the first-rate within the quarter. I nevertheless remember Android 1.X lagging badly in the back of but the transformation to what we’ve today is simply superb.