Tablet Woes

Tablet Wars

Worldwide tablet wars, the explosion in the tablet market has been led by Android, not Apple. One of the main reason for this is affordability.

Though Apple has an impressive impression with the iPad, it is still the Android tablets that are selling like hot cakes in the tablet markets worldwide.

Android tablets come cheap; Some cost as little as $35. Most of the cheap ones are not branded and have lousy screens. In some you have to swipe or press really hard to make them respond – just like resistive screens.

In a market ruled by cheap Korean mobiles, Android is King, even in Tablets. Again, Tablets that sell the most are unbranded ones from Korea and China. Even the branded ones outsourced by companies from Korea don’t live up to the mark, but the buyers seem to be content as they realize that’s what they can get at that price. The performance worsens as more apps and date are loaded, and require frequent factory resets to keep them going.

Then there are ‘Android’ tablets which don’t have Google Play support, which may indicate that the specs are so poor that it would have even not passed Google’s certification process. Many don’t even realize that their tablet doesn’t have Google Store till it’s to late and are stuck with a dud.

Another mistake people do is to buy WiFi only tablets.

There are those who have bought WiFi only tablets without WiFi either at their homes or at workplace and then desperately try to get and set-up a WiFi Modem/Router at home. WiFi only models maybe good for countries as US or those who have WiFi connections at their home or Office. If the Tablet’s don’t have the provision for SIM Cards atleast they should have a provision for USB modems.

Tablets are supposed to help when you are mobile, and there is no point to having one that can’t connect to the net when you are outside or travelling.

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