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At an event today, even Amazon’s Jeff Bezos agreed that Android tablets suck. Before unveiling the new Kindle Fire tablets, Jeff Bezos clearly identified the competition and agreed for the fact that Android tablets are horrible and don’t work.
Here is what he said -
“Customers are smart. Last year, there were more than two dozen Android tablets launched into the marketplace, and nobody bought ‘em. Why? Because they’re gadgets, and people don’t want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time. They want services that improve every day, every week, and every month.”
Google+ has got a whole new design for tablets with the Android version available from today and the iPad version being made available in the very near future. Vic Gundotra, VP at Google announced that Google+ usage on mobile devices has been accelerating and users have been demanding a tablet specific version of Google+. Read More
Google is trying to compete with the iPad by designing its Android platform for larger screens. Honeycomb has been designed specially for larger screens including tablets and is already powering many devices including the Motorola Xoom. The user interface in Honeycomb is completely new and Apps look phenomenal.
Analysts from BMO Capital Markets predict that in the second half of the year, sales of tablets running on Android would match the sales of Apple’s iPad.
Motorola has announced a new tablet dubbed “Xoom” that runs on Honeycomb (Android 3.0). Xoom is the first Honeycomb tablet and features a rear and front facing camera, 10.1 inch screen with support for HD, 4G on Verizon, and a dual core processor.
Today at San Francisco, the Wall Street Journal held the D:Dive into Mobile conference that focused on all recent developments being made in the mobile space. Andy Rubin, the father of Android and Google executive was present at the conference.
The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Google is working along with Verizon to build a new Tablet. Of course, this is not new, but a sure shot confirmation. Google had to respond to Apple and so they are doing.
What really matters is whether the Google tablet will be able to compete with the iPad or not? iPad is currently the tablet king and shortly would be rivaled by Google and other few companies.
What do you feel? Would Google emerge stronger than Apple or not? Do let us know in the comments section below.