According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global Android tablet shipments have increased 177 percent annually to 17.6 million units.
Samsung has confirmed the Windows RT-powered ATIV Tab is not to be introduced in Germany and several other unnamed European countries.
We explore the similarities between Android and Windows, and wonder if that as Windows drifts ever closer to mobile, whether Android could take its place?
Every year in the world of mobile tech there are a few eyebrow-raising moments. So what were the big shocks this year? Join us as we remember the unexpected twists and turns of 2012.
We’d forgive you for not even being aware that Dell had released Android phones, as the only news from the company involving Android lately has been tablet related. Even then, there hasn’t been much to speak of. Apparently, Dell realizes this too, as they confirmed at this year’s Dell World conference that they’re dropping smartphones and Android altogether.
Have you ever wondered just how much support you’re going to get out of Microsoft if you purchased one of their Windows RT-powered Surface tablets? These devices were first launched not more than a full month ago and many people are now curious as to what exactly Microsoft plans on doing with them in terms of support. There haven’t really been many enlightening clues regarding this issue. Until now, that is.
Microsoft has trumpeted Windows 8, along with Windows Phone 8, as the realignment of its range to present a familiar experience across devices. So, what is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?
While details on many of the upcoming Samsung ultrabooks and hybrids have been known for some time, as of last night the pricing and lineup have been finalized.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you, but reports from Taiwan are now confirming what I’ve said since the beginning of this year. Windows 8 tablets will not be price competitive with Android tablets and the iPad, even for the ARM version, so expect the Intel tablets to cost even more. ARM situation is very bad Manufacturers from Taiwan are complaining that Windows 8 RT licenses will cost them $90-$100 per device. That may not seem that much at first (even though it should compared to Android, which is free), but this $100 comes on top of a cost of components…