Tablet Makers Not Rushing Toward Windows 8

Tablet makers apparently are still focusing on Android 4.0 for now and could be shifting some of their interest to Windows later this year, a report published by Digitimes said. "Most brand vendors will not rush" to introduce Windows 8 tablets until Q4, the site wrote.

Current demand for tablets, which isn't overwhelming outside the Apple world, seems to have convinced tablet makers that there is no urgency required to get a Windows tablet out onto store shelves. The necessary testing time of new Windows tablets could be another reason why many tablet makers are simply sticking with Android for now, if Digitimes is right.

The publication also noted that Microsoft's recent $300 million announcement in Barnes & Noble may have confused some tablet makers and raised concerns about Microsoft's content strategy for Windows 8.

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  • dudzcom
    Most brand vendors will not rush" to introduce Windows 8 tablets until Q4, the site wrote.

    ... Um, windows 8 is coming out in October, so duh.
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  • killerclick
    I'm sure Metro is great for smartphones and tablets, but since Microsoft is insisting on infecting my PC with it, Metro has to die.
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  • kartu
    Demand isn't overwhelming in Apple's world either (sharp drop in ipads sold).
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  • dudzcom
    Most brand vendors will not rush" to introduce Windows 8 tablets until Q4, the site wrote.

    ... Um, windows 8 is coming out in October, so duh.
    27
  • chaotixblade
    makes about enough sense, windows 8 .. is "revolutionary" more or less for the microsoft company, everyone else is just scoffing.
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  • jhansonxi
    dudzcomMost brand vendors will not rush" to introduce Windows 8 tablets until Q4, the site wrote.... Um, windows 8 is coming out in October, so duh.
    The OEMs have to finalize designs and get production ready long before retailers need them.
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