Is The Time of The Tablet Over?
Tablet technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and it’s becoming more popular than ever. Tablet sales have continued to rise steadily, and the majority of sales are being made by tablets that utilize touch control. With this in mind, is the time of the tablet over?
Tablet: Where It All Began
The tablet was one of the most influential technologies of our time. The fact that we have one in our pocket at all times is a marvel.
When the first tablet computers were introduced on the market, they were a HUGE success. The first of these were the infamous Apple Newton, which ran on a version of the Palm OS, and was eventually replaced with a version of Windows. A few years later, Microsoft released a tablet operating system of their own, called Windows XP Tablet PC.
The tablet has always been a very personal device. It’s no surprise that it has become increasingly so in recent years. We all have our favorite tablets, and we all have our favorite apps. Apps are a big part of the tablet experience. From games to entertainment to productivity to social media, finding the right apps can be important too.
Once upon a time, tablets were the devices that ruled the roost. We used them to browse the web, read our emails, play our games, watch our movies, and so on. But, for the past 10 years, we’ve seen the tablet industry migrate to smaller, screen-fitted devices. The purpose? To beat the competition in the pocket-sized device race and to open up new avenues in the mobile computing space. Speaking of which, Apple recently announced the Apple Watch, and while it’s unlikely that its smartwatch will be able to compete with the iPad, it may prove to be a game-changer in the smartwatch industry. So, is the time of the tablet over?
Is it Really Over?
For those of us who have been using laptops or tablets for most of our computing life, the arrival of a new tablet is akin to a redrawing of the family Christmas card. We know how things are going to look (the side features, the colors, the size, the price), yet we are still caught off guard when the time comes.
When the Apple iPad was first released, it was hailed as a revolution in the tablet industry. It offered a lightweight, portable way to consume information and was a surefire hit. The iPad tablet was a simple concept; it was a piece of hardware that you could use as a monitor and keyboard, but it was meant to be used primarily as a tablet because the screen was so much larger than the device itself. However, while the iPad was a hit, the tablet industry as a whole has never quite lived up to the hype.
The computing tablet is no longer a novelty, and many are now starting to get used to it. It is no longer the sole domain of those who are still learning to write in pen and paper, and it is no longer the only way to use a computer. The tablet has become an indispensable tool, thanks to its portability, flexibility, and convenience. This has led to its use in fields other than just being a dedicated personal computer, and with this growth, it has also been in the news a lot lately.
For years now, tablets have been the new must-have gadgets for kids. While they’ve always been useful for playing games, tablets have been perfect for kids to learn how to do things like write reports in school, do their homework, and even develop their artistic skills. But as devices get more advanced, their age seems to be a barrier that won’t let them succeed.