Now, if you’ll recall what I said in my last column, you know that I believe we are on the cusp of a new buying cycle for more computing capable devices. While we can argue that even some smaller tablets are computing capable, we can’t argue that the more productive someone wants to be the more they may value a larger screen.
This trend is more pronounced in tablet application development. According to a new Evans Data developer survey, 84% of those that want to develop for tablets target Android compared to 62% targeting iOS and 52% targeting Windows.
One of the things that impressed me the most was the virtual keyboard. I am a heavy iPad Air user and I can type faster than most people on the virtual keyboard with ease. But Samsung’s keyboard was even a bit larger than the iPad’s allowing me to incorporate my pinky into they typing process, which is a finger I don’t use on the iPad.
Apple and its supporters contest that Android serves a “junk market” where devices are bought but not used. As I’ve argued before, this is wrong. Android gets used, but in different ways than iOS devices get used.
South Korean manufacturer has not revealed the pricing of the new
Galaxy Tab3 Lite. However, Samsung has announced that the new tablet will be offered globally and will
be available in Black and White colour variants. Considering that the
tablet has been touted to be the most affordable in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab
series, we can expect the tablet to be priced in budget segment.
In any case, I think it’s clear larger screen tablets will play a critical role in the future of computing and 2014 is shaping up as the year we start to see progress in that direction.