Tablets running on the Android operating system are gaining a significant segment of the tablet market. Despite the big launches of competing operating systems, all the tablet brands that run on the open source Android operating system are the ones that generate the most sales. This implication for you as a vendor of technology devices is that the Android operating system market is where you need to move your business.
Android phone vs Android tablet
Within the segment of devices based on the Android operating system, it has several niches and two main competitors here are Android phones and Android tablets. Again, if you have been following market trends, discussion boards, or technology leaders, you as a communication device marketer will now be able to identify that there will soon be a divide between the oversized smartphone and the multi-tasking Android tablet. PERSONAL COMPUTER.
Android tablets are already off to a dizzying start given their inherent open source software features, use of multi-vendor hardware, and the core characteristics of a good performing device: connectivity, security, battery life, and affordable prices.
First advantage with tablets with Android operating system: it’s free
The advantage of software developed in open source format is that it is free and can be used by everyone. Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora are the various software names under which such free open source software can be developed. Second, anyone can use it, make changes, and share it again with the user community. In the case of the Android operating system (the source code or software to run a tablet, phone or any other device), the free source code, although developed by Google, is free to use by anyone. This is not the case with iOS or the operating system that Apple used to develop its suite of devices such as the iPhone, iPad or iPod. IOS is proprietary software that is kept secret by Apple and is not free for anyone else to use.
The Android operating system, although it belongs to Google, is free for all other manufacturers, etc., to use it in their own products, make changes to it, etc. The result is that manufacturers don’t pay for the operating system, but they still have a superior, cutting-edge operating system to install on the China tablets they make. This is one of the main reasons for the low prices of tablets from China.
Second advantage with Android OS tablets: H / w, affordable s / w, and improved features
The Android operating system can be built to be compatible with the hardware components available on the market. Therefore, Chinese manufacturers can build their Android tablets with inexpensive hardware. Here again, some of the manufacturers use branded hardware, in which case they become high-value tablets, but nonetheless less expensive than branded tablets.
In addition, the Android operating system is fully enabled for the entire Google suite, such as Gmail, Skype, Google Maps, etc., so all tablets manufactured with this operating system will come pre-installed with the Google family. China Tablets Advantage.
Third advantage of selling tablets with Android operating system: it is legal
Therefore, it is not illegal to buy and sell tablets with Android operating system, as the inherent license of the software allows it. This is not the case with iOS and sometimes selling or buying outside of Apple stores could be a high risk investment.
Android tablets sourced from Chinese vendors get the following benefits
Sellers can offer their most demanding buyers two value systems of Tablets, a budget device of average performance and the second variety, which are high value and show performance that sometimes surpasses brand Tablets such as Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy also in the pricing department.