iPad projected to rule the roost in 2013, though Android is set to make strong gains
Apple may have started out with a bang in the tablet segment, something that is still echoing strong in the tablet market, though the effect might be fading slowly but steadily. On the other hand, Android based tablet devices have started out with a limp, but are slowly witnessing more consumer acceptance, a fact corroborated with rising sales figures every quarter.
Apple’s iPad and the recently launched iPad Mini continue to be the tablets to beat. For Android to make threatening progress into Apple’s territory, it won’t be enough for Google to have a robust operating system in the Android platform. The company needs to invest in high-performing hardware. The latest Android Jelly Bean version has proved to be quite potent in the tablet environment, while the new range of Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets has come to offer the best of pure Android tablet experience at extremely competitive rates.
For the number crunchers, IDC has predicted Apple to end up with a market share of 53.8 percent by end 2012 (down from 56.3 percent in 2011), while Android is likely to have 42.7 percent of the market, up from 39.8 a year ago.
Jelly Bean coming to Archos 101 XS
The Archos 101 XS is among the few devices to come with a screen cover that also doubles up as a keyboard. It came pre-loaded with Android 4.0 ICS, though it will soon update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This will bring a performance boost to the device, along with all the other goodies that the Jelly Bean version is known for. Be sure to check for the update on the device!