12/10/2011, 08:41 AM
Right now the only Android tablet device even close to being a best seller is the Kindle fire. Android is just not penetrating the tablet maker do to the lack of tablet apps and polish. People start to notice things they wouldn't otherwise notice when the screen is bigger.
In new picture, there is only Android as webOS counterpart. WP7 with its strict set of rules is not in the same picture. Biggest problem with WP7 is its same design and feature set on different devices - if WP7 don't works for you on HTC it wouldn't work for you on Samsung, LG or Nokia. With Google tightening space for differentiation of Android devices, maybe manufacturers would consider webOS as alternative for lower end devices.
Also, now manufacturers are launching at least 5 devices per year, not knowing which one will fail and which one will be hit, so there is risk already involved with Android lineup - because, not every single Android device is best seller.
At least webOS has a bigger head start on Android in this market. WebOS 3.x and Enyo were designed for tablets from the start. If we could just get an Enyo based NetFlix app, we would be one step closer to perfection for most tablet users.
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