08-19-2016 07:43 PM
27 12
tools
  1. A895's Avatar
    Speaking as someone who literally has owned all 3 major platform devices Android has generally struggled when it comes to tablets, with most manufacturers not making them anymore or make very few of them at all. And it is understandable, most people who wanted a tablet, have one by now or if they do buy one it is an iPad or an Amazon Fire tablet for the most part. But a part of me is thinking is there no way Android tablets could make a resurgence?

    I come to you today basically devoid of Android devices, but those who know of me know I have been here for a while, and I recently moved to a 6s plus and a iPad mini 2 with iMac. I still recognize and keep up with Android but I do miss the good parts of Android but those good parts of Android namely freedom in device choice and customization, are found on so few consumer tablets that, one has to think, going forward will Android tablets disappear entirely or will Android make a resurgence in another form factor outside of tablets and smartphones?
    08-18-2016 08:12 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    Convertible Chromebooks.

    With the enhancements to allow CBs to access the Play Store and run Android applications... I think that's a significant nail in the coffin for Android tablets. I think we'll start to see more Surface-like ChromeOS devices with removable keyboards. Pop the keyboard off, it converts to a more mobile friendly interface and then switch to the more traditional KB&M type desktop UX when you pop it back on.
    libra89, Laura Knotek and kct1975 like this.
    08-18-2016 08:25 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Samsung and Google are still cranking them out, not sure any other OEM's ever mattered except NVIDIA who seems to be taking a breather this year. My most recent tablet is the Pixel C, which is by far the best tablet experience I've ever seen. I've never been interested in the super low end tablets from Acer, Lenovo and all the noname OEMs, but Google hasn't missed a year yet without putting out a new tablet (this very well could be the first) and Samsung is still doing several a year.
    libra89 and kct1975 like this.
    08-18-2016 08:28 AM
  4. A895's Avatar
    Convertible Chromebooks.

    With the enhancements to allow CBs to access the Play Store and run Android applications... I think that's a significant nail in the coffin for Android tablets. I think we'll start to see more Surface-like ChromeOS devices with removable keyboards. Pop the keyboard off, it converts to a more mobile friendly interface and then switch to the more traditional KB&M type desktop UX when you pop it back on.
    You know what I completely blanked on the Chromebooks, they have definitely become more popular in recent years where I see a few of them here and there on campus at my college. Maybe Googles new "Fuchsia" OS will be the cross between Android tablets and Chrome OS?
    kct1975 likes this.
    08-18-2016 08:32 AM
  5. A895's Avatar
    Samsung and Google are still cranking them out, not sure any other OEM's ever mattered except NVIDIA who seems to be taking a breather this year. My most recent tablet is the Pixel C, which is by far the best tablet experience I've ever seen. I've never been interested in the super low end tablets from Acer, Lenovo and all the noname OEMs, but Google hasn't missed a year yet without putting out a new tablet (this very well could be the first) and Samsung is still doing several a year.
    That is just it though, Google and Samsung, and those super crappy low end tabs by no name OEMs at Walmart makes about all the consumer facing tablets consumers can buy with Googles Android. I also am alluding to the fact tablets have not been marketed by Google or Samsung much lately for a while now, they mainly have been focusing on mobile phones.
    08-18-2016 08:37 AM
  6. A895's Avatar
    08-18-2016 08:37 AM
  7. anon(9419666)'s Avatar
    I hope not because Android n bring support for multitasking which will help tablets. However, they still lack software support form OEMs.
    kct1975 likes this.
    08-18-2016 11:11 AM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    I would rather have a convertible Chromebook.
    Laura Knotek and kct1975 like this.
    08-18-2016 11:16 AM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I would rather have a convertible Chromebook.
    Me too.

    I plan to get one sometime this year. It would be a great replacement for both an Android tablet and a Windows notebook for most of my usage.
    kct1975 likes this.
    08-18-2016 11:21 AM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    I'd also rather have a dock for my phone that would change it's form factor to a tablet or a laptop.
    Inders99 and kct1975 like this.
    08-18-2016 11:23 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd also rather have a dock for my phone that would change it's form factor to a tablet or a laptop.
    Did you have an Atrix 4G?
    08-18-2016 11:26 AM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Did you have an Atrix 4G?
    I have the one no one talked about - the DROID Bionic with a Lapdock.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-18-2016 11:30 AM
  13. kramer5150's Avatar
    I honestly never understood the appeal for iPads and tablets. I just prefer the laptop / Chromebook ergonomics and form factor. If I want a hand held flat device for viewing, I just use my cell phone. LOVE how touch screens have made their way to laptops and chromebooks. Thats a really cool feature of my HP running windows10 that I wish my 2015 Macbook Pro had. I have never owned a convertible laptop or chromebook, but I am pretty sure I would prefer that over an ipad or tablet.
    Inders99 likes this.
    08-18-2016 02:56 PM
  14. ecr80's Avatar
    would love to turn my Pixel C into a Chromebook :P
    08-18-2016 03:11 PM
  15. A895's Avatar
    I honestly never understood the appeal for iPads and tablets. I just prefer the laptop / Chromebook ergonomics and form factor. If I want a hand held flat device for viewing, I just use my cell phone. LOVE how touch screens have made their way to laptops and chromebooks. Thats a really cool feature of my HP running windows10 that I wish my 2015 Macbook Pro had. I have never owned a convertible laptop or chromebook, but I am pretty sure I would prefer that over an ipad or tablet.
    I felt the same way until I realized how portable an iPad is and actually has been quite useful for school. Especially last semester for my Microeconomics and Business Stats class for making notes. My terrible Windows laptop is basically used basically not at all. I have an iMac at home so typing papers and long form stuff is still possible.
    08-18-2016 06:20 PM
  16. A895's Avatar
    I hope not because Android n bring support for multitasking which will help tablets. However, they still lack software support form OEMs.
    I'm honestly surprised at how long it has taken for Google to do such a basic thing. I can do that on my iPad before a Nexus tablet can. Yikes.
    08-18-2016 06:24 PM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    That's what "finished" the pixel this past winter. Multi window has been very fun on a device obviously designed for it.
    08-18-2016 07:31 PM
  18. A895's Avatar
    That's what "finished" the pixel this past winter. Multi window has been very fun on a device obviously designed for it.
    By all accounts it didn't sell the best. I mean even Apples iPad "Pro" sold more and made more than the Surfaces and those have been selling pretty well for a couple years now.
    08-19-2016 04:45 AM
  19. Vyrlokar's Avatar
    While I feel that the 10" tablet market is done for for Android, replaced by convertible chromebooks, the 7" one is going to be a sad casualty of the market forces. I love my Nexus 7 to death, but even today, tablets in this form factor don't really exceed my beloved tabet's specs by that much (if they do, I see too many 720p tablets in this form factor). I've been looking to replace my nexus 7 for a while, but I have not yet found anything suitable...
    08-19-2016 05:03 AM
  20. Aquila's Avatar
    While I feel that the 10" tablet market is done for for Android, replaced by convertible chromebooks, the 7" one is going to be a sad casualty of the market forces. I love my Nexus 7 to death, but even today, tablets in this form factor don't really exceed my beloved tabet's specs by that much (if they do, I see too many 720p tablets in this form factor). I've been looking to replace my nexus 7 for a while, but I have not yet found anything suitable...
    The NVIDIA Shield Tablet was a very good successor to that range, but unfortunately they're not doing one this year and so the K1 is the only model remaining.
    08-19-2016 05:19 AM
  21. Emanuel Vitorino's Avatar
    I think Android Tablets would be better if more apps were design to take advantage of the big screen. Unfortunately, devs are kind of lazy in android....
    A895 likes this.
    08-19-2016 09:36 AM
  22. LeoRex's Avatar
    You know what I completely blanked on the Chromebooks, they have definitely become more popular in recent years where I see a few of them here and there on campus at my college. Maybe Googles new "Fuchsia" OS will be the cross between Android tablets and Chrome OS?
    Chromebooks are outselling pretty much everything else at the moment. I am sure Tim Cook is besides himself since at last year's WWDC he kind of blew them off as a gimmick little bit of useless junk and dismissed them outright... and now the platform is outselling the Macbook line and gaining steam.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-19-2016 01:48 PM
  23. A895's Avatar
    Chromebooks are outselling pretty much everything else at the moment. I am sure Tim Cook is besides himself since at last year's WWDC he kind of blew them off as a gimmick little bit of useless junk and dismissed them outright... and now the platform is outselling the Macbook line and gaining steam.
    I mean he is the CEO of a competitive company so he would brush them off. I gave no doubt their low cost and easy management helps contribute significantly to their sales now. Which is good as I contemplated getting one at one time.
    08-19-2016 04:03 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Them profit margins though.
    08-19-2016 05:17 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    I don't think they're done just yet. Don't know a ton about tablets, but Android tablets can get the job done just as well as an iPad - especially if the person buying them is looking for a deal, or to do the essentials, etc. Sometimes, people buy brand names and they want something that "everyone else has;" so Apple is always a big target.
    08-19-2016 06:32 PM
27 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-21-2016, 06:29 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-19-2016, 06:07 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-18-2016, 05:10 AM

Tags for this Thread

LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD