Windows, Android and iOS: Tablet Wars


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Apple has already taken the big lead in the tablet industry by being the first to launch a touch screen tablet device. The Apple iPad was a pretty big success for its time and despite the fact that our society does not exactly have a space or specific use for tablet technology, the presence of the touch screen device has been much appreciated supported.

This is why it was not surprising to know that some of Apple’s largest competitors in the industry quickly jumped into the tablet scene –after all, many were already developing tablet devices even before the iPad was being planned. Of course, it was pretty impressive to see that among the first new tablets to be made available is none other than Android devices.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab certainly set a new bar for the tablet devices thanks to its smaller, ergonomic size and by having a wider range of user friendly features.

Not, it seems that even Microsoft is planning to finally push through with their plans. It may be recalled that MS has already been working with HP earlier on to develop tablet technology. Steve Ballmer, current CEO of Microsoft, has stated that “We as a company will need to cover all form factors. We have done work around the tablet as a productivity device and a consumption device… You’ll see slates with Windows on them, you’ll see them this Christmas, you’ll see them continue to change and evolve… Right now we have got to get back seriously into the game of phones.”

With the new Windows Phone 7 operating system seemingly ready to replace the Windows Mobile platform as the new OS of choice for the Silicon Valley giant, it is not surprising that Ballmer is still holding off further tablet plans until later this coming December.

One big advantage that the Windows Phone 7 OS is that it was likely developed to be made compatible with both mobile phones and tablet devices –something that the Google Android operating system or even the Apple iOS is not.

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