Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) are no strangers to each other when it comes to competition. The Cupertino team of Tim Cook and Jony Ive have squared off against the likes of Larry Page and Sundar Pichai time and time again, with more of the same scheduled for the future.
Most importantly, you have iOS and Android going head to head in the smartphone market. That being said, things are just as intense on the tablet front – and that is what we want to take a closer look at today.
Is the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad Safe?
The fact that the iPad lineup is dominating the tablet market at this point in time is no big surprise. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that other companies, such as Samsung, powered by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, are just as interested in this space.
According to a recent report by Digitimes, both Samsung and Apple are looking into developing a 12 inch tablet (and maybe even bigger).
In the article authored by Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai, the possibility of this becoming another battleground is discussed.
Samsung is reportedly look into tablets with larger displays, which would echo rumors that Apple is doing the same.
Is it possible that the creation of this new market segment would help propel either Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to the next level? Most definitely. In fact, there is a good chance that both companies, as well as Samsung, could come out a winner in the end.
Here is a brief excerpt from the piece:
“Samsung is expected to be more aggressive about developing related tablet models than Apple, since Apple still has 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Airs that could be impacted by large-size tablets.”
It makes sense that Samsung would be more interested in this segment, being that Cupertino is already well represented to a certain degree.
In the months to come, it will be interesting to see if anything comes from this rumor. It could really make the battle between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android even more fierce in the years to come.
Are you liking what you see from Apple, much like hedge fund manager David Einhorn? Or are you wondering if Cupertino is about to take a nosedive?
Watch the video below for more on the iPad: