Yet samsung has a display with similar pixel density(320ish) as iPhone(330ish) on their phones!! iPad display density is even lower at ~260. I guess the reason they havent had such a display is that Android drains battery quickly(my Galaxy s3 drains to 20% in like 12-15 hours)
And there you go–once you get past the (potentially-infringing) Apple elements, one is left with a market dynamic for Android tablets analogous to that of Windows desktop/laptop PCs. As an Android (and iOS) developer, one can only focus on limited subsets of hardware for design, testing and evaluation–Samsung remains the best hardware of the lot.
@kinnar- that is a big part of the attraction of the Android OS, isn't it? The counterargument is that in a sense all Android phones and tablets are largely the same, which is another reason that Samsung may have difficulty maintaining its selling prices.
The higher margin is straight away can be figured out as Samsung was not to invest much on the OS design and development only driver compatibility with Android was the software part for Samsung where as IOS is totally design developed and maintained by Apple. So Samsung could had thought of entering into market with less profit margin covering high volume.
"if Samsung can maintain its target selling prices" Its a huge if Dylan. Add to that, samsung sold only 200K tabs till now in US.
Not every rectangular touch screen device violates Apple patents. All most all touch screen phones/tablets from NOKIA/RIM/HTC are rectangular.
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