Google Android Tablets: Earlier today, we posted an article talking about the growth of the tablet industry and how Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android operating system is making a strong push towards the top: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Google Inc (GOOG) Duking It Out: 150 Million Tablets Shipped This Year, Report Says
While there is no denying the fact that Apple is currently sitting at the top of the pyramid, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) realizes the potential of its Android operating system.
Before we get into the finer details of Google’s push, let’s take a look at where things stand right now.
Here is an excerpt from our earlier piece:
“Last year, roughly 60 percent of tablet shipments relied on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS operating system. This is compared to 37 percent based on Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s OS.”
With approximately 150 million tablets (up 38% year-over-year) forecasted to ship globally in 2013, as noted by ABI Research, every company with a stake in this market has to be serious about the near term future.
According to a report by GulfNews.com, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is making up ground in the United Arab Emirates. Here is the article.
In short, the report states that low-cost Android tables are going to see UAE sales “soar over 50%.”
It is amazing to see tablet sales growing at double the pace of any other category in the country. While the majority of tablets in this market are being purchased by consumers for home use, a growing number of companies are beginning to consider the benefits.
Despite the fact that big brand tablets, such as the Apple iPad will always be a top seller, in this region it appears that low cost Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android tablets are making waves.
Here is what Fouad Charakla, research manager at IDC told Gulf News:
“A predicted surge of low-cost Android tablets will give a shot in the arm to the UAE market and boost shipments by more than 50 percent this year. The overall UAE market will see shipments rise to 887,537 units compared to 590,771 units in 2012, fuelled by increasing interest in the educational sector.”
For now, it appears that the UAE market is more interested in low cost tablets than those that are considered “premium.”
For more information on what these low cost tablets have to offer, check out the video on the following page:
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