Microsoft Surface Tablet, Google Nexus Tablet, iPad: 3 Unique Platforms, 3 Technological Paradigms
In last five years, Tablets have become the toy of choice for technology lovers, the most convenient tool for many professionals, and a way to watch the entertainment that appeals to all audiences.
Like any new “industry”, the mobile device has undergone an evident transformation in a relatively short period of time, and although the concept remains the same, execution and formats have been altered, have evolved to make the tablets versatile devices that accomplish their objective both at home and work, thanks to comfortable designs and advanced operating systems.
But, there are two ways to view the industry as Steve Ballmer said at the launch of his company’s latest product:
1. The most widespread is the software developer that creates and licenses its operating system for manufacturers to exploit the revenue earning either as direct license – Microsoft – or as royalties on applications developed for its ecosystem – Google -
2. The other view is that until now kept in an isolated position at Apple, and it is the manufacturer who prepares a platform combining proprietary operating system that complies with hardware that is designed around the software.
Now, when Microsoft has finally entered the same game as the Cupertino company through Surface Tablet and Google plans to do the same soon with its fabled Nexus Tablet, there will be three models in the industry with unique technology and it is time to analyze them individually.