Don’t be fooled by the title, Speirs hits the nail on the head with his analysis of the current tablet market:

Having said that, my core belief about the new wave of “tablet computing” is that the hardware is only relevant insofar as it enhances the user’s experience of the software. These devices really are all about the software and, in particular, they are about the user interface and user experience of the software. Nobody cares which kernels these devices are running.

This is a must read if you are developing tablets, or if you are planning on buying one that you want to keep for more than a year.

The bottom line is this: Android has yet to prove that they will not make your device obsolete in six months time by not getting you the updates that you need/want.1


  1. I don’t care if carriers control this, it is a major problem and one that Google has yet to fix.