Android Tablet getting into various tablet market share. Android market in 2013 will expand because some vendors have also started using Google’s open operating system. Android is not only used as a base tablets, smartphones as well – it could be a variety of gadgets linked to the Internet.
Android Tablet expansion is not only done by giants Samsung, Amazon and the owner of Android Operating System, Google, but also carried out by electronics company that already has a name, such as Polaroid and Hewlett Packard. Although better known as a different brand of the product, at least – their tablet more easily attract the attention of consumers.
Research Institute IDC (International Data Corp.) had predicted that tablet shipments in this year that use Google Inc’s Android devices will exceed iPad. IPad shipments will control 46% of the tablet market this year, down from 51% last year. Meanwhile, the market share of devices using Android is expected to rise from 42% to 49% this year.
According to IDC, sales of Android tablets that are smaller and cheaper, from Google to Amazon.com Inc. will increase this year. Along with the growing number of consumers, Apple’s dominance will also decrease since the iPad first launched in 2010.
Android tablet expansion not only in the secondary market that officially more easily monitored, the expansion of the same magnitude occurred in the market. Many tablets are manufactured by local firms using the Android operating system, sold cheaply to users with lower economic class.
Android tablets are not just grab the iPad market, but also established a new market by selling tablets at a bargain price with a base Android operating system that is open and continuous update by Google, local producers do not need to pay for research and development. Their products will also never “outdated”.
Competition in the tablet market has begun to heat since early last year. When Amazon launched its first tablet, the Kindle Fire, Android-based 7-inch and priced at under 200USD, the price is lowered and the Apple iPad immediately announced to launch iPad Mini.
Followed by the presence of Google Nexus 7 with the latest Android base, also sold at a low price, then the vendor to make corrections on the cost of production so that they could sell the tablet at a cheaper price. Since then the price of tablets entering the era of cheap tablets
Although it is not rational to follow the trend created by Amazon, because Kindle Fire it functioned as a device to download and shop at the online store Amazon. Gain on sale of Kindle Fire will be obtained from the customers who download content from Amazon.
The era of cheap Android tablet marked with the number offered with a 7-inch tablet, priced at 150-250 USD. More and more vendors are using the Android operating system, as well as local vendors producing cheap Android tablet and create their own market. Of course, these conditions eroded the dominance of the iPad is sold with high prices and eventually Android will become the leader in the tablet market.