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Android has not "developed to expectations" says Michael Dell

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Speaking at Dell World, Michael Dell said that Android has not "developed to expectations" and threw his support behind Microsoft and Windows 8. Dell placed the blame for the poor showing of the Dell Aero and Dell Streak right on the green robot, blaming the OS instead of the hardware. Interestingly, Steve Felice, head of Dell's consumer division, said that the Dell Streak tablets, the Dell Aero and Dell Venue phones were released in limited quantities to see how customers would respond to the products.

Dell has been unable to grab customer support for its smartphone and tablet devices because of complaints about low resolution screens and short battery life of the hardware. The company also has the reputation of loading its new devices with older versions of the Android OS and shipping devices before they are ready to be rolled out to the public.

The other day, Dell introduced the Dell Streak Pro 101DL, a high-end smartphone that while originally set to launch in Japan, could see action in the States. It is the first Android 2.3 device to be released by Dell and is equipped with a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor. Two cameras are on the device, an 8MP one on the back and a 1.3MP one on the front. The device is compatible with AT&T's 3G network which means it has a chance of hitting the States at some point in time.

Ironically, while Michael Dell showed his support for Microsoft and Windows 8, the company announced a few days ago that it will not ship Windows Phone Mango devices as previously planned.

source: electronista

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