Android smartphones have overpowered the iPhone in market share, yet Android tablets barely register in sales versus the iPad. Android tablets are as competitive in most respects against the iPad as Android smartphones are against the iPhone. So why the difference in success? Galen Gruman examines five theories for the gap, and concludes the reason is that Android tablets’ real competitor is in fact not the iPad…READ MORE.
My Take: A good summary of why Google’s Droid platform is thriving on phones, but not tablets. As you will read, the author sides with the idea of a different perception between iPad buyers vs Droid tablet buyers. It’s a very interesting idea to contemplate, especially since the general perception is that it’s a iPad vs Droid tablet war. Is that the real war or is it actually a different battle that the Droid tablets face?
Good research can lead to good investing. If you’re attempting to understand phone and tablet markets, I highly recommend the linked article.