The unfortunate decline of Android tablets
Early 2010’s was like the best of the years for tablet computers. Everyone wanted to have a PC that they could carry everywhere. Tablets, being computers, do everything that personal computers do but lack in some I/O aspects. The only difference between a smartphone and a tablet is its size. Tablets are generally larger than 7-inch, however, phones today are less than 6.5 inches.
Tablets from then have had a decline in their sales and interest. Contrary to what was predicted, tablets were not able to achieve much success. There have been many reasons predicted about the same. Here are a few.
The main fad about owning a tablet was started after the release of iPad in 2010. With the features, it boasted and the increased screen size everyone wanted to own it. After iPad’s grand release a lot of companies invested in the tablet market.
A large number of companies saturated the market.
After 2012, a lot of tablets were released. From big companies to smaller ones everyone released their own version of tablet-Samsung, Apple, Asus being some of the big names while companies like Toshiba and Viewsonic also entered the market.
Cheaper tabs became a rage.
After Samsung launched its first Tab, everyone became interested in manufacturing tablets. Tablets were released with great specifications at a cheaper price. They provided tablets with killer performances. Just like Google Nexus 7 which for its incredible specifications was priced less than 200$.
Growth of iPad
The decline of Android tablets, in particular, was instigated by the constant updates of iPads. Not just the software but also the hardware of iPad was pretty foolproof. They kept evolving their product-lower priced tablet, better interface and good features. With the recent launch of the Cheapest iPad yet the people who were hesitant to pay for an expensive iPad might just go for it now as the newest iPad is much more competitively priced than they were before.
Lack of support from third-party apps
For a long time, apps developed for the iPad were far superior to their Android tablet counterparts. iPad definitely scored points since it allowed third-party apps to run on it. Android suffers from a complex with tablet-optimized apps from third parties. While running Instagram or other apps on tablets was a bit of trouble on the Android-based tablets.
It gets annoying when you go to Google Play and it states that the app is not compatible with your tablets Android version.
Mobiles got bigger
Today, people have gotten used to using a 6-inch or bigger smartphone. It pretty much gets the work done more or less. they are affordable have a large variety and are developing way faster than tablets. Also many prefer tablets for gaming purpose or simple reading rather than regular use. Hence, smartphones have been more dominant than tablets.
May or may not support cellular network
Most Android tablets nowadays support cellular support but are more expensive than their models without the Cellular support, but you might find the cellular option of the Android tablet be too expensive which takes away the edge of Android tablets being reasonably cheaper to the Apple iPad. In Apple iPads even if you buy the much more expensive device options you will only be able to use the cellular network to surf the internet, and cannot use the device as a smartphone.