Google and Microsoft Launch New Tablets
Microsoft and Google tries to some of the shares from the tablet market as the two companies launched new models at the Computex trade show in Taipei. Industry experts would like to see how the Android can match with the Apple iPad. This would be Microsoft’s first Windows platform for tablets.
Asus and Acer will unveil new tablets that would run on Google’s Android operating system. Google and Microsoft have sent their executives to the event to answer questions from reporters and to update about their respect companies’ plans.
Three chip makers will also plead their case to manufacturers during the Computex conference that their products are best for tablets. These are Intel, ARM and NVidia.
According to analysts, worldwide tablet shipments will increase up to 215 million in 2015 from just 17 million in 2010. This would decrease computer sales growth by 2 percent each year from 2010 to 2015. Tablet sales will slow down the desktop computer sales.
The iPad dominated the tablet market since it was launched but analysts say that new models will eat up Apple’s share of the market by up to 50 percent. Microsoft will demo its platform for tablets this week and will use ARM-based chips. Windows 7 doesn’t support ARM chips, which are found in tablets made by Motorola and Samsung.