Android 3.0 tablets like the Motorola Xoom and LG Optimus Pad don’t stand a chance of beating Apple’s iPad 2, according to a new report by Forrester.
Forrester’s argument? Simple: Android tablets are too expensive and don’t offer the same level of service that Apple does via its dedicated App Store and physical retail stores.
The only true competition, according to Forrester, should the online retailer actually develop a tablet device, is Amazon.
Thing is, no one knows whether Amazon is actually considering building and releasing a tablet device. Sure there’s the Kindle, but a dedicated Amazon tablet? That’s a different story entirely.
Forrester also gives a nod to both Microsoft and Sony as well, claiming that they too could upset Apple’s tablet sales should they get their respective acts together.
To be honest though, we’re not sure Forrester has much of a leg to stand on here. Sure the iPad 2 will sell by the gazillion, but we all know Android 3.0 will become the global number one tablet operating system.
Surely, this fact alone will affect Apple’s sales in the long run, as cheaper Android 3.0-powered tablet devices begin to hit the market?
Nope. Not according to Forrester.
Source: Mobile Beat