ANDROID EMERGES AS MAJOR RIVAL TO IPAD
Just as it did in smartphones, Android is now emerging as the strongest competitor to Apple's technology in the world of tablet computers. “The tablet trend is clearly going toward Android,” says Jack Kang, director of technical marketing for Marvell Technology Group, part of a growing group of chipmakers that license designs from ARM Holdings, which estimates that "upwards of half" of its chip designs are based on Android. A competitive price is a key factor in making Android attractive, although manufacturers are currently forced to modify the user interface on Android until Google comes up with what it calls a “device profile” specifically tailored for tablets. WSJ writes that a Google spokesman said it "has not ruled out" developing a profile for tablets, but wouldn't discuss the potential timing.