Android May Upset Windows 8 Tablet in War with Apple’s iPad

As MMW reported earlier today, Microsoft has finally unveiled its long-awaited “Surface” Windows 8 tablet. But before the Surface tablet bubbles to the surface in today’s increasingly competitive tablet space, Google might make a power play this summer by releasing a cheaper Android tablet than anything currently on the market. “In coming weeks,” the WSJ …   Read More

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As MMW reported earlier today, Microsoft has finally unveiled its long-awaited “Surface” Windows 8 tablet.

But before the Surface tablet bubbles to the surface in today’s increasingly competitive tablet space, Google might make a power play this summer by releasing a cheaper Android tablet than anything currently on the market.

“In coming weeks,” the WSJ reported Tuesday, “Google is expected to unveil a lower-priced Android tablet that it developed with Asustek Computer Inc. to dent the market share of Apple’s iPad, people familiar with the matter have said.”

According to Microsoft’s announcement on Monday, the new Windows tablet won’t be here until after the purported cheap Android tablet reaches consumers.

“Surface for Windows RT will release with the general availability of Windows and the Windows 8 Pro model will be available about 90 days later,” Microsoft said Monday.

Although the iPad still doesn’t appear to be in immediate danger of losing its top-dog status among tablets, there’s no doubt that the increased competition and expanding line of competing tablets will certainly exert a negative impact on the iPad’s market share.

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  2. Michael Essany

    Thanks for your feedback. Valid points all around. It will be interesting to see if and how "cheaper" products will challenge the loyalty of Apple fans in the wake of new competing offers from Microsoft and Android. This fall is shaping up to be pretty exciting, especially on the heels of the Windows Phone 8 arrival in the next few months.

  3. android development

    I question the number of potential designers you will find available that select the apple apple iphone just like a platform rather due to this. Does anybody have nationalitydata around the designers for that apple iphone?

  4. mobile app developer

    Thanks for newsworthy information. Rightly, for Microsoft's this new tablet, Google announcement of lower-priced tablet maybe will become barrier but i think there will no any effect of this on Apple iPad because for those who prefer to use Apple's products price is not a big matter and the user segment of iPad is enough large.

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