A couple of days ago knew the news that sales of tablets they had fallen for the first time since they started to be counted as a device in 2010, reopening the eternal debates around these gadgets, and up to what point can replace or not laptops or smartphones.
The first thing that comes to one to your head when you think of this slowdown, is that perhaps it had something to do with the way in which telephones or “phablets” they are seeing increased their screens up occasionally to equalize the diagonals of some of the smaller tablets. But this is the only reason for this trip?
Undeniable is that the emergence of the phablets You can be having much to do in the fall of sales of tablets, but as I’ve said before I don’t think that this is not the only reason that we can find that this has happened.
And is that as could happen in your day with desktops and laptops, after four years of sales now already almost all stakeholders have one or more of these devices, so it is logical to not think about buying more until to spoil them or go out a model that really make a difference with what you already have.
Would be nor unreasonable to think that now that the novelty has passed and everyone knows exactly what they can expect from these gadgets, fewer impulse purchases are made or even that some of the utilities that these devices had, like not to spend much money to surf the net or do some of the functions of a laptop, they have been matched by other new devices as the Chromebook of Google.
Another big problem that restless Android tablets is the lack of tailored applications that can create added value and make them the most. Perhaps now that it begins to have more devices that, like the new Nexus 9, they are committed to the same format 4:3 for the iPad, developers are a little more encouraged to carry some of the best applications for Apple devices.
Even so, all the tablets are the same or are used for the same, It would be quite unfair to generalise when talking about reasons for falling sales, which can vary widely depending on the type of Tablet that is and the size of their screens.
The decline of the 7 inch
7 inch tablets are possibly which are worse happening with growing the phablets fashion. And it is that in a world in which a Mobile 5-inch is considered “small” seems there too site that once outside the most popular Tablet size of the market, and which combined perfectly with 4.3 or 4.7-inch mobile.
Of course, the way in which some of the possibilities of these screens waste some mobile operating systems help either, since for example in the case of Android, a tablet with Google’s operating system ends up being little more than a large mobile but not to be able to make calls, but as always this depends on the use that him of each user.
Still we should not think that it is the end of the 7-inch tablets. After all still are many people who are interested in to have a second screen manageable and reduced in size without having to resort to buying a gigantic mobile you will never be able to handle with one hand.
The 10 inches are reinvented
10-inch tablets they have never become so popular as the 7, but are those that best seem to have it to go ahead regardless of the follies that we see in the next few years in the size of the smartphones or the phablets.
These devices remain firm as substitutes for laptops Thanks to its lightness, manageability and greater autonomy. In addition, some models such as the Galaxy Note 10.1 offer interesting added as applications such as Papyrus to take notes by hand, getting to the limitations of the operating system are more bearable.
In addition, now that the video game tailored for Android market is more in form than ever before, there are many games such as the mythical Baldur’s Gate or the classic Heroes III they play and are best enjoyed in 10 screens inch in 5, 6 or 7 that can be used in any mobile phone or minitableta.
And since I’ve mentioned a couple of times during this post the issue of operating systems, we can not ignore the way in which recently emerging proposals to get much better adapted alternatives large screens that better mimic the experience of laptops.
Some examples we have in proposals such as the Microsoft with its Surface Pro offering exactly the same operating system in a portable, or the Remix Ultra which Jide ex-Google will try to finally offer us a version of Android with an interface that fits better into a 10-inch screen and give us, as we have said before, a much more similar to the laptops of experience.
This type of software proposals promise to marry very well in the future with the initiated hardware years ago by Asus and its Transformer range, and both are looking to replicate in recent months to get hybrids in which the tablet can be attached to a keyboard to become into laptop. No doubt in this regard the best is yet to come.
It is too early to draw conclusions
Tablets have spent years going strong, and it was evident that at some point they would have to moderate their growth. It is true that the latest data have spoken of a slight loss of share market, but it is still early to draw conclusions and give tablets by dead or obsolete.
In addition, talk about its advantages and disadvantages is something quite subjective depends to a large extent of tastes and experiences of each user. In this article I I have given you my opinion, but what think ye? What kind of Tablet you do more and which you believe to be the future of these devices?