According to Gartner, Inc, by 2015, Android will surge in the table space while Apple’s iPad will gradually fall. The world’s leading information technology research and advisory company is expecting 70 million tablets to be sold this year and 108 million in 2012 which is substantial compared to just 17.6 million last year. From 20% today, Android will greatly rise to 39% in 2015. While Apple’s iPad will gradually fall from 69% today to 47% in 2015. This is truly impressive indeed.
From Cupcakes and Donuts to Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and now Honeycomb, we have seen a number of updates since Android’s first release. And let us not forget the sweetest soon-to-come upgrade, the Ice Cream which is a blend of Gingerbread and Honeycomb into a “cohesive whole”. The enriched Android will dominate the tablet space little by little until it wipes out Apple’s iPad (hopefully and no offense to iPad’s enthusiasts).
Let us take a look on some of Android’s best tablet:
- The Xoom by Motorola– one of the most interesting Android tablets. It is powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and has a 10.1-inch display with a 1280×800 resolution. The Xoom also has 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab – The Galaxy Tab features a 7-inch display, Wi-Fi capability, a 1.0 GHz Hummingbird processor, Swype input capabilities, twin cameras (a 3.2 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera for video calls) and running the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system.
- Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer is a conventional tablet – but with a cool twist. Featuring Android 3.0 Honeycomb on board, it has an innovative Keyboard Dock that allows you to connect to get additional battery life, and an excellent keyboard. It also has an10.1-inch IPS Display touchscreen (1280×800) with scratch resistant Gorilla Glass, a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor powering it with 1GB of RAM. For storage, you can expect to have 16/32 GB of internal storage on board, and it also has 5 MP rear facing camera / 1.2 MP front-facing camera. Of course all the standard connectivity options are there as like WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, with Bluetooth 2.1,and MicroSD Card Reader on the tablet itself.
Also on the list are Asus Eee /Slider/Memo, LG Optimus Pad, HTC Flyer , Acer Iconia A500 and more.
Google’s Android has taken this year by storm and is expected to be the number one platform this year. Yes, you’ve read it right. Android will be number one! Doubts?