Education & Android?

The Galaxy S III is due to arrive in the U.S. this summer.   This will be one of the cutting edge phones delivered to consumers with a 4.8 inch screen, Android 4.0, as well as an assortment of voice and video tools.

The Galaxy S III will even come with its own pen, and while not as accurate as the Galaxy Note stylus, this seems like a pretty nifty accessory.

The Galaxy S III is the latest, but there are other models with a diverse set of features and accessories (aforementioned Galaxy Note pictured below)

While I understand the Android fragmentation argument, it is difficult not to be impressed by the variety of tools available for these phones.

This leads to my question.

Why does the education community appear to be ignoring Android?

I am considering three theories for why education seems to be ignoring Android.

1. Apps – there aren’t enough compelling Android apps for education

2. Media – the media has convinced people Apple has already won

3. History – Apple has been more invested in education than Google

While it is too early for me to draw any conclusions, I believe this is an important question.   What about you?  Do you think Android is a compelling alternative to Apple for the education market?