Posts Tagged ‘Android’
Android tablets snatched the market-leader crown from Apple Inc. last year, according to Gartner, which warned that future tablet sales will be based on more than just price.
Microsoft is reportedly ready to discount the price charged to PC and tablet manufacturers for preinstalling Windows 8.1 on low-cost machines. The move could make Microsoft more competitive with Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems.
The battle is over, the British won and Microsoft Corp.’s SkyDrive is no longer. Say hello to OneDrive.
If you want to understand the real state of BYOD, the money is in the apps and how folks are doing actual work with them.
It’s time for the channel to dispense with the handwringing over competing form factors and start celebrating the commonality of tablets in the PC world. They’re just computing devices, after all, and folks are buying a lot of them. That’s a good thing.
If HP has its way, solution providers could have something new to contend with on business-class desktops: Google Inc.’s mobile-focused Android operating system.
So maybe it’s a dual-boot tablet or maybe it’s a phone, or maybe it’s some combination thereof. Or maybe it’s something completely different altogether.
While much has been said about the death of the PC, commercial sales of desktops, notebooks and tablets through the U.S. channel surged 25 percent in 2013, with the biggest gainer being Google’s Chromebook. Guess who the biggest loser is? Not Microsoft.
ASUS appears poised to shake up the tablet world next month, though just what exactly it is planning remains a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of a really weird video.
Hewlett-Packard is increasingly distancing itself from longtime allies Microsoft and Intel, saying their technologies and associated business models are antiquated compared to the disruptions of emerging vendors. Is this a sign that the Wintel paradigm is about to break?