Enterprise Mobility: Android Will Lose the Tablet Race: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-12-11 Print this article Print


Although some consumers rebuff claims that Android security is an issue, for enterprise users, especially, its a major problem. So, as the iPad and Windows 8 tablets enter the enterprise, Android will be left out in the cold. And over time, that could have a profoundly negative impact on the operating systems adoption.
The tablet market hasn't been too friendly to Google's Android operating system. Over the last year, consumers have been increasingly turning to Apple's iPad to satisfy their tablet desires. Android-based products, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Dell Streak and countless other slates, have been collecting dust on store shelves. Of course, there are some who say that that will change. To prove their point, researchers and analysts point to Android's slow start in the smartphone space before Android won a dominant share of the overall smartphone market. But so far, Android hasn't lived up to the hype in the tablet space. So perhaps it's time to question if Android really can make it in the tablet market. There's no debating that it will have some slice of the tablet market, but it's becoming more likely that it won't be dominant. What's more, it's becoming far more possible now that Android might just become the "odd man out in the tablet market. Don't believe it? You should. This slide show spotlights why Android's chances for dominance in the market aren't nearly as great as Google and its fans would have you believe.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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