Reasons for the Success of iPad
So, why is iPad such a lovely slate? Apple has had the hardware and software of the iPads integrated extremely tightly and a fine tuned and user-friendly design has been realized. Moreover, even though the tablets are high end, there is no dearth of enthusiasm and demand for Apple iPads. Remember the age-old maxim that a superior product will always find buyers.
Android has emerged as strong tablet platforms but will remain as a mere iPad alternative because Android is a fragmented platform running on all sorts of loose hardware congregations. Note that Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which had been the only bright spot in the Android world, had a highly modified and tied down version of the Android OS.
Microsoft will release Windows 8 designed for ARMs- the WinRT- putting a tight leash on hardware developers. This change in thought will enable Microsoft to give a stiff competition with finely tuned tablet gadgets coming from hardware partners like Dell and HP.