According to Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), around 48-million tablets like the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tablet could be shipped next year resulting in a 25% growth for Google.
When Mr. Stephen Su, General Director of ITRI’s Industrial Economics and Knowledge Centre (IEK) was confronted with the failed android tablet from Toshiba which was swiftly removed from PC World’s shelves earlier this year, he said that:
“in the first stage of a product launch, the hurdles seem to be underestimated by developers.
In the short term, these (problems) occur. But long term, I do believe in these competing platforms such as Android.”
Not only are they predicting the growth of Android in tablet based form, but the Google’s mobile phone operating system is predicted to ship 270million handsets next year – that’s almost six times as many as was made in 2010!
Android is one piece of software due to have its time to shine in 2011 but according the ITRI, 3D televisions are set to have a significant growth from 4-million in 2010 to around 12-million 2011.
Mr Su also said that, when it came to consumer devices, Taiwanese companies could compete better against their arch-tablet-rival Apple by conducting more research into customer needs.
“Steve Jobs does not invent needs that we all have”, he said. “He simply has a better grasp of what consumers need and when they need it … we are trying to build our long term research facilities.”
-Via Computer Active
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