There are many manufacturers that are still thinking about Android tablets , Xiaomi for example has in the oven to…
There are many manufacturers that are still thinking about Android tablets , Xiaomi for example has in the oven to the My Pad 4 and Samsung is already looking for innovations that encourage the market with patents as interesting as that of a Foldable tablet with support for physical keyboard , although really the users seem to say just the opposite with less and less interesting devices.
He tablet market has again recorded negative numbers in the first quarter of 2018, and analysts Digitimes point to that Q2 this year will be even worse in a fall that seems infinite for some devices that lived through their golden age in 2014, and that now wander between indifference of the users and the lack of news interesting on the part of the manufacturers.
In the first three months of 2018, distributed some 33 million units , something like 28.2 percent less than in the last quarter of 2017. Some figures that could be explained in part by the Christmas campaign, if the year-on-year balance did not report a fall of almost 15 percent over the same period last year .
The months of April, May and June do not look better , with figures that are estimated around the 31 million tablets sold despite the recent launch of a new iPad that will have even helped to improve those estimates.
It’s not that the tablets have lost attractiveness or usability, and that in fact they continue to be the most used terminals to consume multimedia content in the home . However, analyzing more carefully how we use the tablets, the truth is that these devices have replaced personal computers, inheriting their renewal period , much higher than that of a smartphone.
If your tablet works when it comes to reading news or your favorite books on the couch, why will you change it if you do not ask for much more than that?
In addition, it should be noted that the best-selling tablets were precisely the smallest , with 7 or 8 inches, and high-performance smartphones are already at home between 6 and 7 inches. Undoubtedly, the phablets continue to eat more and more ground to the tablets , and also doing damage among the most wanted.
It is not trivial the fact that practically all of new tablets have screens of 9.7 inches or larger diagonals , because 7-inch models do not make much sense anymore. It is easy to understand that their sales have fallen to 8 percent in the last six months.
It’s not that Android has evolved too much to help improve the performance of devices with wide screen diagonals, and the most professional and adapted solutions have been provided by the manufacturers, with Samsung and its Galaxy Tab with S-Pen to the head or Lenovo with hybrid terminals like the Yoga Book .
The software is the one that has the answer of the utility of a device today, and the lack of innovation in the tablet terrain is more than palpable in the last exercises. Hence, users are not forced to change unnecessarily …
In my opinion, yes, they do, but they have to evolve to become more attractive … Every time we use less our PC and more our tablets and smartphones, and maybe that’s why hybrid solutions make a lot of sense, more if possible in business environments where every time more tablets and less notebooks are seen.
A tablet is a very versatile terminal , and it is more if we can attach a keyboard with touchpad and consult documents or modify details for a meeting. They are also in class if we have a stylus that allows us to modify the notes in PDF or PowerPoint directly. Y they are certainly useful in the home to read news, check email, access social networks, expand the experience of watching TV series and movies, etc.
They are undoubtedly the manufacturers and Google who should offer us more, because it’s not that the tablets have stopped having value, but that the needs have changed and the tablets have not evolved to cover those new needs … Two interesting options in a depopulated catalog are not enough, and the Android experience on large screens needs improvement, right?
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