Google will "double down" on Android tablets in 2012

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Google will not only continue pushing Android tablets, but it will “double down” on its efforts in 2012, head of Android Andy Rubin said in a meeting with reporters at MWC.

While sales of Android phones are booming, tablets are gettiing a lackluster reception from useres. Android tablet sales stood at 12 million in total so far, paling in comparison to 15 million iPads sold in Q4 2011 alone. 

Sales were "not insignificant, but less than I'd expect it to be if you really want to win,” Rubin agreed.

The other part of Android tablets that needed improvement was tablet-optimized apps, or rather the lack of them. Developers have been hesitant to bring tablet-scaled applications to Android mostly because in tablets the platform is not getting traction. It’s a vicious circle - getting traction is also dependant on the apps, but Rubin pointed out the benefits of coding for Android.

"Android' is unique in that it's a single platform that spans device types. Fundamentally you shouldn't have to have a third-party developer build his app twice,"  Rubin said for TheVerge.

But ultimately, it’s up to the developer.

"We're now starting to get on the radar, and I'm hoping people decide to put in the muscle and make their apps work great on tablets," Rubin concluded.

source: TheVerge



1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i wonder exactly what "double down" means. Could that mean there is truth to the unlikely rumor of Jelly Bean on tablets this year.. or could it just be a marketing/app push?

2. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

hello kid

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i want to see thumbs down :p

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

first off, im not a kid second off, why do u want auto thumbs down? a little masochism going on today? psychosexual desires or psychosocial disorders? Maybe u should prescribe yourself an SSRI to aleviate that mood? :)

5. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

actually i am excited so I already have a river of serotonin inside , no need of SSRIs :D If you are not kid then you have got anti-social personality trait :D I am Jokking :-D you people get annoyed so easily even with a joke :p

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because sarchasm does not translate over internet text. 8^P :) Nope, in real life im pretty goofy most of the time. No anti social, borderline, or DiD here. of course, DiD would be a great excuse to get away with things.. lol. My serotonin and dopamine levels just took a huge leap with that exynos contest. lol.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I've never noticed remix to exhibit ASBO. They can be very passionate with their opinions and arguments, but never anti-social. taco/gallito/miz et all though.....

14. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

thanks. i know. i like joking.

7. Jamus

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Any anticipation of Jelly Bean is extremelly premature. ICS was not a let down and it will not be replaced in the coming years. Like it or hate it, we will live with it.

8. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol @ geek fight

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

lol. Sounds like an episode of The Big Bang Theory...

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah... and here's proof that Sheldon isn't really that smart: he uses an iPhone.

9. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

iPad 3 better be more than an "incremental" ... Android tablets are looking really really good.

10. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

what double down? KFC double down? i love it!

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