Google gains a Foothold!
We've been seeing a lot happen with Google and Amazon. Each bringing out their own tablets, like the Kindle and my recent Review of the Acer 200. It is all about brand name and who captures the market. When I first made the prediction of the Amazon Kindle, I didn't think Google would be this strong. Although lately, I've beginning to want to make another great prediction and this one is looking to be a very good chance of happening. Google whether we like it or not is gaining a foothold on the video market and we have to acknoledge that even if we do it grungingly.
Reason why Google will win!
"Google will win by a landslide" will be a heading that I predict will happen. When Google started making the Android O/S, no one expected them to want to go into the Video market place but that seems to be changing. Now I know they have a ways to go before they will be Amazon but I do think they have a very good chance of that for several reasons and I will gladly share them with you.
- No propietary software -- Although Android O/s is somewhat proprietary each company who wants to develop their own O/s from Android can. So you can have multiple looks and feels to Android and thus get the most exposure.
- More Widely Available -- Let's face it the Kindle isn't free but yet you can't buy a different tablet and have it put on it. You have to buy their proprietary software and their hardware to view there movies on a portable device. Unlike Google, you can buy any portable tablet and probably even put android on it with little or not help.
- The market is satiuated with Tablets -- Before Amazon came along we already had a ton of tablets out there that was all ready to be used for video. Although Netflix [Affililiate Link] and Hulu can be used it is somewhat kind of disappointing because you can't download them for later watching. You can only stream them.
- Ipad Versus Android Tablets -- I hate to say this but Ipads, Iphones, and Ipad Minis are what I consider "High brow" and the Android Tablets are "Low brow". In other words Android tablets are good for people who are watching what they spend and the Ipads are good for those who doesn't mind spending a lot.
As you can see these are just a few of the reasons why Android is going to win out on the Video market place but that isn't the only reasons. I won't go into a lot of details about it but you can see they are gaining a really big foothold and I can't wait to see what Amazon [Affiliate Link] does to to try to prevent it. I've also am quite excited that you can buy movies from Google before they are released on DVD just like the Men in Black 3 Movie, so I can watch it on my Android Tablet before the 30th!