Let’s take a look at the current state of the tablet market, and a peek into the tablet future!
After the Scroogled campaign and after the botched attempt to turn a #DroidRage Twitter campaign viral, Microsoft is back attacking Google in the public. And again, Twitter was used.
We are all aware that the desktop business is coming to an end. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are the wave of the future and with that comes new operating systems to accommodate them. Apparently, Windows isn’t it.
Only a few days ago we showed you a new Microsoft Twitter marketing campaign called #DroidRage, and now we’re going to tell you how it all sort of backfired for Redmond.
While it’s fun to predict market shares for years in advance, there’s really no telling what will happen six months from now, and four year predictions are pretty much useless in the tech world. But trends do matter and they are worth analyzing. With this necessary caveat out of our way, here’s what IDC says it’s happening in the tablet market, this year and beyond.
Winulator is an Android app that provides a runtime environment for DirectX API Windows programs. The project is Dan Aloni’s brainchild, and so far, he got one Windows game to run on Android – Caesar III, the seminal city-builder released in October 1998.
Who says the PC is dead? While it’s “long live the tablet” for many users around the world, the PC still continues to be a strong platform. Microsoft reports that 40 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold within a month of launch. According to Blogging Windows, Windows boss Tami Reller has informed investors that Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades.
A new claim from research firm Gartner suggests Google Android may finally overtake Microsoft Windows as the dominant operating system for computing devices by as early as 2016.
Google’s head of engineering for Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer has said that, although more and more devices will be upgraded to Android 4+ in the near future, in the end, it depends on the manufacturers which devices they upgrade, and which they don’t. Lockheimer said that Google will never operate like Apple, where they only have a handful of devices, which are not that different from each other year after year, are made only by Apple, and therefore it’s much easier to keep them upgraded for years. “Our pie chart [showing which user is on which software version] is always going…
Just when you thought tablet adoption rates couldn’t possibly go any higher, a recent forecast report from NPD DisplaySearch claims that the next five years will see tablet shipments increase fivefold, up to a level where they will surpass notebook PC shipments. This significant increase in tablet sales could materialize due to the big investments made by various manufacturers in the tablet market, as well as to the growing diversity of hardware offerings. In 2011, tablet shipments figures have reached 81.6 million units. According to the NPD report, 184.2 million tablets are expected to ship in 2013. By 2016, tablet…