Tablets running the Android OS are flying off the shelves of Target stores, and the company is having a hard time meeting the demand for Android tablets right now. The drawn out market scene is that Apple with its iPad 2 and two iPhones are dominating both in the tablet as well as Smartphone sectors. But then, Android tablet PCs seem to also have hit the sweet spot for consumers who seem to have finally woken up to the goodness of a tablet device running the Android OS.
The competing tablet is the Acer Iconia Tab A500, which actually is the A501 in the Wi-Fi only version. The Target store that is featuring this is none other than the Roseville, Minnesota Target location, which is supposed to be the first Target store. The device in discussion has run low in stock, though before now the tablet was lying stagnant on the shelves for quite a few months. This may be indicative of the Android tablets suddenly picking up in sales.
So how does one explain this trend of Android tablets finding favor with consumers all of a sudden? The answer to this perhaps lies in the re-arrangement of the tablets that has undergone at the Target store. This in turn has brought the Android tablets in greater limelight so that people get to know there are indeed other options also available besides the iPad. Such a move is indeed paying off and that perhaps is what matters the most.
What remains to be seen is if increased purchasing of Android tablets is just a temporary stint or if it persists.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email