Which one’s better - Windows® 8 tablet or Android™ tablet?
[caption id="attachment_869" align="alignright" width="300"] Will Android win this round with Windows 8?[/caption]
Earlier, we have seen how Windows 8 tablets have an advantage over iPad in general. The next competitor for Windows in the tablets market is Android. Windows had some advantages when compared to iPad, like personalization and choice of hardware. But it doesn’t have the same advantages when it comes to Android. Let’s see how they’d fare against each other when they meet each other in the market.
Windows is familiar
Most of the people are familiar with the environment of Windows. They know how it basically is and how it works. But Android isn’t that familiar in the market. Comparatively, the number of people who might have used, understood, or experienced an Android phone / tablet is lesser than people who have used, understood and experienced a Windows-based operating system. People like familiarity and this could be one of the areas where Microsoft has an advantage.
Development a little easier for Windows 8
Many people use Android apps and they will continue to do so; that is not the point here. Development is comparatively easier for Windows 8 than Android. Again, when the app developers know and understand this, the app store for Windows 8 will also be filled with apps and people would be checking the app store to buy them. It’s a tough task and might take some time for all the app developers to start making apps for Windows 8, but it just takes time, development is anyway easy!
Windows 8 is an all-in-one solution. The same operating system can be used on your personal computers, phones, and tablets. Now, what does Android has to offer - just phones and tablets? And what if the user doesn’t have an Android Phone? What if he does, but is of an older version? What if his phone doesn’t like (read: support) ice-cream sandwich? There are different versions of Android and most of the people have no idea which version does what, exactly. Another reason for Microsoft to rejoice, we think.
Considering the fact that Android hasn’t been doing that well on the tablets front, Windows 8 would likely have a great time when it finally releases and the tablets are on sale in the market.
Image byÂ AlisonChaiken