Considering the quality and capability of Android devices coming out in 2011 i wouldn't be surprised if Android doubles it market share %, windows 7 may also be a contender this yearMizzou said:
That's pretty substantial growth in one year for Android tablets, would make things interesting if they can back it up with similar gains this year.
Spoken by someone who obviously doesn't get it... Or is a firm Apple fanboy, sometimes it's hard to tell... Bottom line is, it's all about the hardware. Hardware manufacturers aren't "helping Google give away software" as you put it, it's the exact opposite - Google is helping hardware manufacturers sell products. It gives them an OS that they can build a product around, without the headache of having to develop and continually refine an OS (which is a huge undertaking). Android isn't a product, it's a platform, and it is spreading like wildfire. For some reason, people like having an open world of options, rather than being limited to select hardware and being told what software they can run.Guest said:
What is it exactly that Google "sold"? Android is open source; they give it away. I keep reading articles about the success of Android, as though Android is a product. Meanwhile no one seems to be asking how anyone will have the margins to do R&D when dozens of hardware vendors are all helping Google give away software while the wireless carriers play one off against another on price.
Well, the published power usage on my personal monitors don't really bear this out. And certainly not to the double wattage level.In reply to ^ captaincranky ^
As for the IPS vs TN discussion, most people are not graphic designers needing the absolute highest visual quality from odd angles. Several reasons to prefer TN over IPS is cost and power consumption. TN panels typically consume 50% less power than an IPS. The fact that you can see the screen from an odd angle necessitates that extra power is used to cast light in all directions instead of just the primary direction. The fact that IPS costs twice as much as TN leaves an even worse taste in the mouth.
I'm not certain what your intent is with this analog, so no comment.I remember when HD TV looked amazingly good to me, but now it's merely normal. I'm not happier at watching television now, just dissatisfied when I have to watch standard definition.
As I said earlier, I have the equipment that I'm commenting on. The TN Toshiba laptop is dandy, when it's placed on a desk, and viewed at a specific angle, obviously set by the screen hinge. Other than that it's wretched. TN has the annoying quality, that the smaller the screen, the smaller the individual pixels, and consequently the more acute the optimum viewing angle becomes.The "prettyness" of the screen is not as important as other factors for most people