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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