Android Will Beat iPad In the Tablet Market, Michael Dell Claims

Michael Dell, Dell’s CEO, says that Android tablets will dethrone the iPad from its reign in the tablet market. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Dell wasn’t in the mood to talk about PCs as Dell’s main product. He said that he wants his company to be known for its product diversity and has shown his commitment to the tablet as a product to be included in Dell’s future plans.

“I think you’ll see… enormous numbers of Android tablets with Dell certainly playing a role in that as well.”

“Not tomorrow. Not the next day. But again, if you look at 18 months ago, Android phones were like, “What is that?” And now there are more Android phones than iPhones. I don’t see any reason why the same won’t occur with Android tablets”

Michael Dell said that it will take a while for Android tablets to catch up to the iPad, which has been the most successful tablet in the market, especially when compared to the Motorola Xoom. But it eventually will, as sales are still strong and also because of the multitude of affordable Android tablets that we are starting to be released. Although Dell has been planning on releasing Windows 7-powered tablets, it will still be using Android OS in its tablets in the future.

via WSJ