Having made the unsupported assumption that Google’s tablet will automatically be a winner, Rooney is ready to flesh out this particular piece of Android fan fiction.
I also predict that Google’s tablet success will bring HP and Dell to the Android table.
Dell abandoned its Streak5 and 7 tablets (it still sells accessories) but I think the company simply took advantage of the lull in the Android market to go back to the drawing board and produce a better iPad rival.
There’s simply too much demand and too [much] money to be made.
Actually there isn’t, because Apple’s taking it all.
Right now there are two different tablet markets: a huge market for Apple tablets and a smaller market for Amazon tablets. There is no market for Android tablets. None. Android tablets have no storefront, no constituency.
Some have already seen some nice uptick in Android tablet sales, such as Amazon with its Kindle Fire.
Well, by “some” she means “one.” One which happens to not actually be an “Android” tablet. But other than those two things, totally.
It’s just a matter of some quick hardware development and snazzy marketing—and maybe a new name.
It’s that easy, my friends.
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