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Dell's Joe Kremer  (Source: images.smh.com.au)
Exec hinted at Apple's iPad tablet as being more of a pretty toy rather than a functional device for businesses

Joe Kremer, Dell Australia managing director, attended a media and analyst briefing in Sydney yesterday where he hinted at Apple's iPad tablet as being more of a pretty toy rather than a functional device for businesses.

"People might be attracted to some of these shiny devices, but technology departments can't afford to support them," said Kremer. "If you are giving a presentation and something fails on the software side, it might take four days to get it up and running again. I don't think this race has been run yet."

Kremer is referring to the tablet race, of course. Apple's iPad, which launched in 2010, has dominated the tablet market since its arrival. Others have tried to compete, but either failed or fell way short of Apple's capabilities.

Currently, Apple's iPad accounts for about three quarters of all tablet sales. It's even the tablet of choice for businesses. Many have tried to put a dent in Apple's tablet sales, including Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad. The TouchPad was axed only six weeks after launch, and Research-In-Motion's PlayBook is barely a blimp on the tablet sales radar.


Samsung is the closest thing to an iPad competitor with its Galaxy Tab, but again, it's not nearly enough to budge the Cupertino giant. Amazon's Kindle Fire, which saw huge success in late 2011, can't even seem to touch the iPad. The Fire's sales have dropped 80 percent in the first three months of 2012.

However, Kremer and other PC executives see Windows 8 as a potential new beginning. Many businesses use desktop and notebook PCs, and with a Windows 8 tablet, all of these can be tied together for a more convenient work experience. Many have high hopes that Windows 8 will allow other tablet makers to take a hit at Apple's market share.

This may not be the case, though. There have been many complaints geared toward Microsoft's Metro UI in Windows 8, saying that the user interface is great for regular consumers, but not so much for business. A recent report noted that Microsoft is ripping out huge parts of legacy code that allowed third-party app developers to re-enable the Start Menu and Start Button, which was a staple in Microsoft's traditional Windows operating systems. Microsoft is also planning to disallow users from directly booting to the desktop. Instead, they'll be redirected to the Metro UI graphical environment.

With Microsoft's Metro UI geared more toward consumers who want entertainment more than anything else, Windows 8 may not be the life saver that Kremer and other PC companies hope for.

Source: Financial Review



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By Arsynic on 6/6/2012 1:13:35 PM , Rating: 3
People are using iPads for businesses because there's no alternative. And no, Android isn't an alternative.




By Digimonkey on 6/6/2012 2:18:02 PM , Rating: 3
Why, because you can't watch quicktime videos?


By harshbarj on 6/6/2012 3:00:01 PM , Rating: 2
Clearly you have not looked at an android tablet. I myself own a Le Pan II tablet (same size an an ipad2) and use it for a mix of home use and work related use and it works great. The cost was substantially less than an Ipad and it has a micro SD card slot, which I need. So for some an android tablet is the ONLY choice for business.


By Taft12 on 6/6/2012 3:54:34 PM , Rating: 2
You'll get modded into oblivion, but I've seen it myself - iPads are flooding into Fortune 500 companies with barely a single sighting of any other tablet model. Market penetration is 95%+ and that's WITHOUT many enterprise-friendly features.

When upper management decides they want something, they get it.


By WalksTheWalk on 6/6/2012 4:37:57 PM , Rating: 2
I replied to the wrong post, but here it is:

This is exactly how it works. It starts at the executive level where they want an iPad to take on the road. They use the iPad because they use an iPhone and an iPad at home and are comfortable with the technology. They push IT to support them they become part of the infrastructure.

I see this happen over and over. Sometimes it's Sales Departments that drives their usage but the end result is the same.


By Solandri on 6/6/2012 6:15:00 PM , Rating: 3
Thing is, for business use, the primary rationale for something tablet-sized is data entry - the clipboard. Data consumption is usually handled by laptops, desktops, projectors, and the ubiquitous printed handout. While I can see the last one being replaced by tablets, the first three will not (at least not until you can stick a keyboard and mouse/stylus onto a tablet and use it as your PC). The employees who just want to view stuff on a tablet are a minority.

The big break for tablets into business is going to be when one of them is cheap enough to replace clipboards for data entry. It doesn't have to be powerful, it doesn't have to be fancy, and it most definitely cannot be locked down. All it has to do is let employees enter data directly into the company's database while they're walking around, instead of writing it down so they can enter it later. Look to the tablet/scanner-like units developed by UPS and FedEx. Make something like that, but generic and inexpensive, and you're looking at hundreds of millions in sales each year.

("But the iPad can do that too!" you say. The thing is the iPad is only affordable for businesses in first world nations. With the world economy modernizing, the bulk of the business market and growth is going to be in developing nations like China and India. The iPad might work in the U.S., but it's horribly overpriced for businesses in those countries. Same thing as you're seeing with the iPhone, which represents the majority of smartphone sales in the U.S., but barely has 20% of the global smartphone market. It's priced too high.)


By TakinYourPoints on 6/7/2012 1:45:01 AM , Rating: 2
I see them in airport terminals and business class lounges. Even at this E3, iPads being used for work everywhere. This smells of sour grapes.


By glenco on 6/8/2012 1:49:09 AM , Rating: 2
just because people are using them in a work place doesnt mean they are suited. they are requesting ipads for image, IT departments hate the damn things.

they were never designed for enterprise. they are a headache, but of course you see them and, like the rest of the non-thinking world, assume they are ideal for business. the fact is there are very little alternatives right now because MS dropped the ball.

they were designed for content consumption not creation. the ipad is purely aimed at the home market, if people need them so bad because of peer pressure they get one.


No
By damianrobertjones on 6/6/2012 11:36:39 AM , Rating: 3
"It's even the tablet of choice for businesses. "

Do you speak for every single business? I'd hardly call it a business machine... "Quick, we need something to plug into the company projector... or scanner... or printer... or bar code scanner, or, or.."

Absolute rubbish. It's almost as if these articles are written to CONVINCE people that they need the ipad. In truth we don't even need the tablet as a form factor but I must admit that I do love them. HP 2740p, Acer 1820ptz, HP TC1100, Samsung 7 slate, Acer w500... all quite nice




RE: No
By darkhawk1980 on 6/6/2012 12:05:59 PM , Rating: 5
I have a Samsung Series 7 Slate for work (as an Engineer) and I must say, it out-does the Ipad every single day. I can take notes (MS One Note is great....on a PC), it does my simulations just fine, and I'm not confined to a desk, I can take it everywhere and anywhere, like outside to our test site where it's easier to handle a tablet than it is a laptop. I can still re-program our units thanks to the on-board USB port, and since it runs Windows 7 (and VERY well I might add, even with a huge finger for a mouse) I can do anything I can with a desktop.

Ipad's are great consumption devices. If you need to do work though, get a real computer.


RE: No
By Mint on 6/6/2012 5:34:14 PM , Rating: 2
As another engineer, I can really appreciate that the Slate has a stylus. I write equations/circuits and do math, but virtually everyone has the need to draw diagrams, flow-charts, etc.

Once you use a stylus for any productive task, you'll never want to go without it. Apple wanted everyone to embrace the touch-only ecosystem, because it benefits enormously if society leaves legacy x86 apps behind, but as soon as you start using a stylus, they're almost all usable again. They'll eventually buckle and ship their iPad with a stylus.

Unfortunately, their ego let Samsung+Wacom beat them to the punch, both on smartphones and tablets. I think almost all tablets in 2 years will ship with a stylus. Nobody cares about 2% volume and cost for something that augments the touch interface so well.


RE: No
By kattanna on 6/7/2012 10:39:46 AM , Rating: 2
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/iconia-tab-w50...

I have this one. works great. I can use it purely as a tablet, or plug it into the keyboard/dock and it becomes a laptop with an ethernet plug.

i spent a lot of time going over the various options and even considered the ipad as the wife would have gone 50/50 on it with me, but it was just too limited in what it could do, flash being one of them as at the time my chemistry class homework as based online and used flash.

heck and since it has AMD's fusion processor, and win7, I can even game on it.


Funny Typo
By leviathan05 on 6/6/2012 3:05:47 PM , Rating: 4
"and Research-In-Motion's PlayBook is barely a blimp on the tablet sales radar"

I don't know when the last time you saw a blimp was, but they're fairly large objects.




RE: Funny Typo
By Calin on 6/7/2012 4:09:20 AM , Rating: 2
Blimps don't have internal structure inside the balloon - so, assuming there's no radar return from the envelope itself, the only radar return is from the gondole (so their radar image is much smaller than their visual image)
blink on the radar


RE: Funny Typo
By Trisped on 6/8/2012 4:29:22 PM , Rating: 2
I believe the word he wanted was Blip . Since blimps are very large objects, often with a metal skeleton and a pilot compartment, I expect it would have a large blip on most radar scanners.


tablets are the "other" monitor
By Nexing on 6/6/2012 3:16:17 PM , Rating: 2
Tablets are like the mobile complement to the 2nd, 3rd or +, monitors you actually use for your main tasks. And doing that a bit more comfortable than the smartphone, but peripheral tasks nonetheless.
That is today.

I'd guess soon we'll be controlling the housey part of the integrated tech ecosystem with the smartphone we always carry with us (on/of lights, setting the TV, Windows, electrical appliances, etc to respond to our voice + hand gestures).
...while the tablets would progressively be in charge of similar commands, except in the professional/work side of things; including desktop/laptop integration and data transfer, projectors, printers, meetings devices(local and remote via phone + image gear).
This phone/tablet separation could be good for some time lapse just because of security reasons and for example it would easily allow professional tablets to talk to each other and to a central device at the beginning of a meeting, and so permitting that each speaker may project data on the screen with automated permission while he speaks.




RE: tablets are the "other" monitor
By name99 on 6/6/2012 3:29:07 PM , Rating: 2
Thank god --- a commenter on DailyTech who isn't an idiot.

iPad is NOT a competitor for a device with a keyboard, neither is it a competitor for a large screen device. It is an ADDITIONAL device that matches certain tasks well, and other tasks poorly. Apple does not think otherwise --- you'll notice that (in spite of what some morons on the web keep saying) they continue to maintain OSX and a suite of different Macs.

If you have professional tasks that match the iPad (they fit within the screen, they're best performed while walking, they don't need much typing, and so on) iPad is a good addition. If you don't have tasks like that, it's not.
It's really simple --- you use an oven to cook pizza and a microwave to cook popcorn. You don't complain that a microwave cooks lousy pizza and therefore it is a useless device.


RE: tablets are the "other" monitor
By xti on 6/7/2012 2:24:35 AM , Rating: 2
good point - could pretty much say tablet in general, not just ipad.


Business do use them
By melgross on 6/6/2012 1:24:11 PM , Rating: 3
Forrester Research has said that in 2011 business bought $6 billion worth of iPads, that this year they will buy at least $9 billion, and that in 2013, $16 billion. That's bought BY business, not what people are bringing in on their own.

So people here can make jokes, and say silly things, but business people really do like these things. A number of large companies have bought over 10,000 each, and a few so far have bought over 20,000. This isn't on a whim.




RE: Business do use them
By WalksTheWalk on 6/6/2012 3:19:53 PM , Rating: 2
This is exactly how it works. It starts at the executive level where they want an iPad to take on the road. They use the iPad because they use an iPhone and an iPad at home and are comfortable with the technology. They push IT to support them they become part of the infrastructure.

I see this happen over and over. Sometimes it's Sales Departments that drives their usage but the end result is the same.


By zlandar on 6/6/2012 12:08:35 PM , Rating: 2
Dell's attempt at a tablet have been embarrassingly bad.

Maybe this chump had a memory lapse over Dell's fiasco of selling computers with bad motherboard capacitors and not telling anyone about it.




Dell is stupid
By Bateluer on 6/6/2012 1:07:16 PM , Rating: 2
People buy the iPad, and will insist that it be supported by IT departments. Thats how both Android and the iPhone got their feet in the enterprise door.

And seeing how Dell has yet to make a tablet or phone that wasn't a piece of junk, I don't think their word counts for much.




Specific use cases
By aliasfox on 6/6/2012 1:46:08 PM , Rating: 2
For the guy who needs to write code/manipulate PowerPoint/Excel? No, the iPad's not suited for that. But for the executive who has 5-10 meetings a day, rarely all in the same room? It's a godsend. Executive tasks:

- emailing
- reading PowerPoints/PDFs/Word
- looking at web-based reporting

In this scenario, the iPad can do all of those things, have 2-3x the battery life of one of those tiny Thinkpads or HP Elites, and be easier to carry from conference room to conference room - especially when the notebook would need a power adapter.

Is the iPad perfect for this role? No, not really. I'm sure better Outlook/Office integration would be great - as far as I know, you can't edit ppt, doc, or xls documents on the fly until Office for iOS comes out. Citrix is supported on iOS, but I can't imagine the interface being any good - I can imagine a remote desktop into a SAS environment on multitouch, for example.

That said, I think this executive is just saying this is just Dell admitting they don't have a better product for this segment.




Just one tool of many
By Exedore on 6/6/2012 4:37:00 PM , Rating: 2
It seems like everyone has a different idea of what "business" usage means, for a tablet. Here are my experiences with tablets at work.
Sales guys and execs love the things, because they live their lives according to schedules and contacts, emails, notes, etc. Tablet are great for that sort of thing, but they always ask for a way to integrate with their Microsoft Exchange.
In the office, anyone who has been in a corporate environment knows that most businesses run on an ERP system. Do tablets integrate into that? Not really, even though I have seen a few ERP systems with beta apps, that seem to be used just by their own technicians for doing something quick while in the field. Basic office users have no need of a tablet or app for their work (purchasing, invoicing, receiving, etc.) I have tried using a Remote Terminal Session on the tablet to run the ERP software, and while it works, it is clunky and the most frustratingly slow and awkward experience I have had. It is kind of like trying to eat green peas with chopsticks.
For the shop floor, maybe a tablet can be used for quick lookups of inventory or logging in to and out of jobs (machining centers, etc.), but there are already cheaper and dare I say better devices for that sort of thing...scanning guns.
One place that tablets work well is with shop floor monitoring and data monitoring of tests or processes. I have written apps that can display temperatures in furnaces, SPC data collected from various machines and measuring devices on the shop floor, etc. This is where Android is nice...I can write an app and deploy it on my device right away for testing, no approval by Apple required.
So, I think tablets have their uses in business, but it is just one tool of many.




By elleehswon on 6/7/2012 1:39:51 PM , Rating: 2
Show me anyone that can type 80wpm on a tablet

Or, find me an ipad that has hdmi out to display to a projector.

Tablets are toys.




By MarioJP on 6/10/2012 2:03:25 AM , Rating: 2
Not for business all depends what the business is. If the business only requires minimal computer usage just to look up. Then one can argue and say "technically tablets can be used for business. But the real question though. Is it really suited for this type of task??. Again all depends what your business does.

Real I.T businesses gets the job done using a workstation. Heck Macs can't even take Windows out. So much so that Windows now runs on the Mac. What makes you think a ipad would. The real problem is true comprehension.

Not everyone likes to consume data that way. Some actually like to consume what one creates on their own. (cooking your own food analogy). Yes tablet can do cool things but at the end of the day Creating content is just as important as consuming content. Until then Ultrabooks are the way to go for just that.

I look at tablets as "PC's companion or little cousin" and thats not bad either.




start
By p05esto on 6/6/2012 3:04:16 PM , Rating: 1
MS is making a HUGE mistake by forcing the radical Metro UI on users and removing the traditional desktop and start menu.

YES, I know some of that is still in there, but it's hidden and takes a LOT longer to get to the same functions and applications that you used to. There's no way I'm going to attempt to "search" for an application name to launch it, NEVER. I run a very lean and customized UI with everything in its place. After a new OS install I spend a solid day tweaking everything to my liking (and I'm power user, know exactly what tweaks I want).

MS is killing the power user, MS is dumbing down the PC, MS is making a BIG mistake. Change now MS, it is not too late!




sigh
By hexxthalion on 6/6/12, Rating: -1
RE: sigh
By damianrobertjones on 6/6/2012 11:37:52 AM , Rating: 3
Hardly! "I can't print!" Ohh no we need to buy a printer with Airplay or at least wi-fi. It's stupidity in motion.


RE: sigh
By hexxthalion on 6/6/12, Rating: -1
RE: sigh
By kleinma on 6/6/2012 11:58:58 AM , Rating: 3
Oh yeah there is a great defense point. Do people still print things? um yeah, all day, all the time, people print. I guess since you don't print things there is no need for printers anymore, let me go let HP, Canon, and Epson know.


RE: sigh
By Einy0 on 6/6/2012 11:54:32 AM , Rating: 2
Yes people still print. Way too much too... Then again paper is made from trees that are a renewable resource and most paper can be recycled. There is no need to stop printing.


RE: sigh
By Flunk on 6/6/2012 12:11:02 PM , Rating: 2
I think the amount people print is defined by their age, the older they are the more they print. I catch my father printing emails all the time, god knows why.

I find that I rarely print anything at work and never print anything at home. I'm a computer programmer so I'm sure other jobs need to print more than I do.


RE: sigh
By hexxthalion on 6/6/2012 12:21:44 PM , Rating: 2
so we're in the same boat - that's why I asked if ppl still print these days - we don't, only stuff for white boards for project planning but that's pretty much it


RE: sigh
By testerguy on 6/6/2012 2:42:18 PM , Rating: 1
Absolutely agree with you haxxthalion - nobody modern prints out day to day stuff.

As for people who can't get an iPad to print, it's like I said, it's amazing how many guys who describe themselves as 'techy' admit to being complete failures when it comes to sorting printing out, which btw, for anyone who isn't a complete noob is very easy to set up over wifi, or by connecting the iPad to a PC.


RE: sigh
By hexxthalion on 6/7/2012 4:55:02 AM , Rating: 1
exactly ;)


RE: sigh
By kmmatney on 6/6/2012 1:40:58 PM , Rating: 2
I try not to print, but sometimes it just makes things a lot easier. So its a few pages a week for me. I've never found a need to print from an iPad, though.


RE: sigh
By name99 on 6/6/12, Rating: 0
RE: sigh
By kleinma on 6/6/2012 11:55:18 AM , Rating: 3
exactly. There is no need for that because there isn't shit you can do with them. Unless you are in the business of playing angry birds.


RE: sigh
By hexxthalion on 6/6/2012 11:56:02 AM , Rating: 1
this made me laugh. I work for pretty big corp and there are plenty of iPads around. You're pretty much free to choose what you want to use (tablet/mac/win/linux). nobody, not once requested support for iPad.


RE: sigh
By kleinma on 6/6/2012 11:59:37 AM , Rating: 2
What do they do on these ipads around? Let me guess, web browsing, emailing, and games. Right?


RE: sigh
By hexxthalion on 6/6/2012 12:06:59 PM , Rating: 1
not sure, marketing people use them - for my work they're not suitable (web dev here)


RE: sigh
By sigmatau on 6/6/2012 1:22:14 PM , Rating: 2
How would you know that no one ever called for support? Web development does not equal tech support.

ifads are just that. The true tablets will becoming out later this year.


RE: sigh
By testerguy on 6/6/12, Rating: 0
RE: sigh
By hexxthalion on 6/7/2012 4:57:41 AM , Rating: 1
ever heard of cigarette breaks? ;)


RE: sigh
By Einy0 on 6/6/2012 12:04:26 PM , Rating: 2
Mostly for fun and web... You can actually get a lot of work done now a days with nothing but a web browser. I personally agree with the fellow from Dell. That's not a statement you'll hear from me too often. The thing is companies(most) have IP, sales info, etc they want to protect. Companies need easy, accessible management tools to control the flow of data among their employees and customers. Apple does not provide these tools, and that is why they do not belong in businesses.


RE: sigh
By name99 on 6/6/2012 3:40:25 PM , Rating: 2
One thing an iPad does well (which may or may not match your needs) is that it is q very good device for holding a large number of technical PDFs (ie high-end eBook reader).
iPad has the screen to make them look beautiful, and apps (most obviously GoodReader) which do a really good job of
- reading PDFs (including eg cropping their margins so the text fills the screen)
- organizing LARGE numbers of PDFs (eg thousands of scientific papers)
- syncing the PDFs so that a set of directories on a traditional computer stay in sync with the PDFs on the iPad as papers are added or deleted from either machine.

This may not be something you care about. But don't be ignorant --- there are plenty of professionals in the world, from scientists to doctors to lawyers to engineers who care about it a LOT.


RE: sigh
By Reclaimer77 on 6/6/2012 12:09:43 PM , Rating: 2
Well it depends on what you mean by "business". Sure the iPad sucks for content creation, pretty much any device that relies on multi-touch inputs will.

iOS is also childishly simplistic and pedestrian to ever be a serious "business" class mobile OS. With the core functions too locked down and blocked from access, by design, for any IT department to take seriously for things more advanced than browsing etc etc. And without access to the source code companies cannot tailor an iOS build to fit their needs.

I'm sure there are lots of iPads around where you work due to their sheer popularity. But I seriously doubt much "work" is being done on them besides VERY simplistic stuff.


RE: sigh
By kleinma on 6/6/2012 1:10:53 PM , Rating: 2
People just really like the form factor, and still the "wow" new factor of the tablet design (not the iPad specifically, but it just happens to be the nicest tablet hardware at the moment). So much so that they would rather design their business process around it in some cases, even if that makes them less productive and removes capabilities they would have otherwise had with conventional computing tools. Win8 (x86, not ARM) is a nice bridge for this gap. since they get the form factor, they get the wow factor with metro, and they still get the traditional desktop for the real work. If done properly, the best units are going to be the x86 versions that detach from the ultrabook keyboard base to become a standalone tablet. The convertables will be nice since you bring it all with you in 1 piece, but the weight will be better on the ones with removable screens. I am excited to get a nice piece of touch hardware now that I have been getting used to Win8 on non touch hardware for a few months now.


RE: sigh
By testerguy on 6/6/2012 2:47:15 PM , Rating: 1
Sorry, but... ridiculous.

Corporations don't want to be messing round with the source code for tablets. iOS in general is far, far more secure than Android, which is why a lot of corporations use it.

For most people they can do any amount of work on it that they want, Google Docs means full content creation facilities, most systems are web based these days, obviously emails and presentations - pretty much everything business guys need to do can be done by the iPad.

You can even connect via your iPad to your normal desktop PC in the office giving you the ability to do anything you want. People who say it's too 'locked down' really amaze me at their lack of ability to think outside the box and realise that it can do anything they would want.


RE: sigh
By Reclaimer77 on 6/6/2012 3:10:26 PM , Rating: 2
Yes but iOS is FAR behind in security for the Enterprise market. Android can be made to be as secure as you want! Hello? iOS can only be as secure as Apple makes it.

quote:
You can even connect via your iPad to your normal desktop PC in the office giving you the ability to do anything you want.


NO WAY!!! WoW remote desktop access? That's amazing. Hey guys, did you know this was around? I'm blown away that such an amazing feature is available on the iPad!! Well this changes the whole argument. I'm sorry tester, you win again!

Yes, you CAN do work with the iPad. But anyone saying it's not completely inferior for doing work compared to the good old PC/workstation is an idiot.

quote:
pretty much everything business guys need to do can be done by the iPad.


This is an idiotic statement. Most businesses entire ecosystems are built around Windows and Windows apps. Often with custom or specialty software suites.

This whole thing is stupid. Can we just agree, on a base level, that a tablet in general is a convenient mobile device far more effective at content consumption than creation? Just because you like the iPad doesn't mean you can make this argument of yours actually work, or make sense.


RE: sigh
By TakinYourPoints on 6/7/2012 1:59:25 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Yes but iOS is FAR behind in security for the Enterprise market. Android can be made to be as secure as you want!


Only if a company takes the time to custom fork their own version and keep security up to date themselves, all while denying user ability to install their own apps (completely negating the whole "free en open" thing). Otherwise Android is a disaster from a security standpoint.

Numerous government agencies and companies like Halliburton are already in the process of migrating from BB to iOS. Android is almost never a consideration due to it having the worst security of any mobile OS right now, unless of course they build and maintain their own "secure" version and restricting their users.

Google killed Android as a serious business platform for a huge period of time by allowing handset makers to customize their distribution, and by not having a central OS update repository. Take a look at these numbers: http://developer.android.com/resources/dashboard/p...

92% of all Android handsets that connected to Google Play in a 14 day period were running a version of Android below 3.0. About 92% of Android devices out there do not support full disk encryption and are thus useless for any BYOD model of mobile device management. Also, iOS fully supports ActiveSync security policies, about 40, while Android supports only about half a dozen.

A breakdown between mobile operating systems, with Android coming in dead last: http://www.trendmicro.com/cloud-content/us/pdfs/bu...

"Android security and manageability are the lowest in the segment."

There's no enforceable encryption of backups, and no way of knowing about, responding to, and alerting people to security holes in all Android devices. On top of that, you can put two Samsung devices on the table that look identical, except one is a useless brick running 2.2 and other is semi-functional on 4.0.

There are fundamental problems with Android that Google can only fix with time, and they're making no apparent progress. This will murder them in business. As I've said over and over, Google either needs to take control of Android, or they need to release a new mobile OS that is under their centralized control.


Translation
By Tony Swash on 6/6/12, Rating: -1
RE: Translation
By themaster08 on 6/7/2012 2:17:30 AM , Rating: 2
Because, of course, it's impossible to have any valid, negative criticism towards an Apple product, right?


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