Why Should Educators Consider Android?

Why Should Educators Consider Android?

ZDNet writer Eric Lai reported on a Javelin Strategy & Research report, which paints a more positive future for Android than previously assumed.

“For the future, Google Android is expected to continue to gain consumer market share at Apple’s expense, until it takes the lead. While Android’s gains have come at the expense of profits, price-cutting is an established platform strategy that has paid big dividends in the past. Although Apple is clearly the innovator, the sheer number of Google Android tablets, price ranges, and carriers will soon prove overwhelming,” according to the report.

Eric Lai, Android Has 35% of the Market

Apple products have won my heart, and inspired my work for years, but in my view too many have assumed their mobile technology dominance is assured.  No where is this assumption more encouraged than in the education market.  Few and far between are those involved with education who value Android devices.

Here are five reasons educators should consider an investment in the Android platform.

  1. Android devices are more affordable
  2. Android devices come in all shapes and sizes
  3. Android devices have more innovative features
  4. Android OS  is more customizable
  5. Android is losing, so they will listen to the customer

 

 

 

About Russ Ewell

Since 1994 I have been devoted to the research and application of innovative technology solutions to education. My passion for these pursuits has been driven by my experience as a parent of children with special needs. During the economic technological growth explosion of the 1990's I was lived and worked in Silicon Valley, and was fortunate enough to find a group of people with similar interests and passions. As a result I was able to launch a non-profit called Hope Technology Group whose mission became advancing the use of technology in education. We eventually launched Hope Technology School, which has used technology to build a fascinating and effective educational program that practices full inclusion. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough to develop and build an awarding winning program called E-Soccer with the help of great friends and excellent coaches. These endeavors have left me with a continuing hunger to learn more about the possibilites of education, technology, and inclusion.

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