Android Phones vs Android Tablets
Smartphones are really becoming popular all over the world and therefore many people believe that in the near future smartphones will become common making it easier for the global consumers to communicate and use multiple options through smartphones. Android is simply catching up with the iOS and there is no doubt that there are more Android smartphones being sold every year compare to iPhones which are very expensive and they have certain software limitations. Although, Apple claims that they sell more smartphones in the world than any other company in the world, but Android is soon going to take over the competition and Google is really optimistic about it.
Google’s main person in charge for Android, Andy Rubin said at the Mobile World Congress 2012 that there are more than 1 million Android smartphone activations every single day which clearly indicates that Android is going to be taking over the competition in the future and there is no way that iPhone is going to stop that because Android provides much better options and flexibility to the app developers to create something that iPhone developers cannot. However, Google is bit unhappy about the way tablets are being marketed all over the world and Android is not really making a progress in this category.
Andy Rubin further revealed that although the sales of Android smartphones are huge there is very little happening in the Android tablet segment and the sale of Android tablets are not even 1% of the iPad sales which means that Google will have to rethink about their Android tablet strategies and come up with better features and options that can help consumers to look for the best Android tablet instead of smartphones. So, what really makes Android tablets struggling in the market where Android smartphones have already won the race?
Can the Best Android Tablet compete with the iPad?
Google recently came up with the answers and the company feels that Android tablets do not have the right ecosystem that can help them to boost in the market. Google said that when consumers look out for iPad in the market they are not only buying iPad as a tablet but they also buy in the apps from the App Store. This means that they have multiple options that they can use on their new iPad. This is not the case in Android because there are limited apps that can be used on tablets and therefore they need to work on creating better ecosystem that can attract more buyers and people would feel that buying tablets instead of smartphones will be a better idea.
How much for the Best Android Tablet?
The price factor also plays an important role and many believe that the prices of Android smartphones should be brought down that can help consumers to buy it in the future. It is researched that consumers today can buy Android smartphones through various schemes and offers that are available in the market. However, the best Android tablets are purchased upfront and therefore there are many few consumers that can do that.
Google also feels that carriers are also responsible for slow growth of Android tablets and therefore they need to come up with better strategies that can help carriers to promote Android tablets and smartphones in the market. Most carriers like Sprint and Verizon are not happy with iPhone and therefore they make sure that they promote Android tablets, but the fact is that those who are interested in iPads would never walk into any other store as they can buy their iPads directly from Apple Store. This means that carriers have no control over the market that Apple dominates because Apple has their own stores that have become popular globally.