Android sets the 7-inch market

While Apple iPad is known to set the ball rolling on tablet PC. Android is the driver behind the 7-inch tablets. A recent report from Cyber Media Research, based in Indian data, claims that 7-inch tablet running Android dominates the market.

Indians prefer buying a 7-inch, Android-based tablets which are priced below Rs 10,000, according to a report from Cyber Media Research (CMR).

Nearly 91 per cent of the tablets sold in the third quarter of 2012 (July-Sept) were running on Android operating system and 78 per cent of the tablets had 7-inch screens, the report said.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Google did a very nice move with its Android. Instead of going head-to-head with Apple on its iPad 10-inch lineup, Google opted to create a smaller tablet which will means a lower entry price level. It works wonder. Today we are seeing Android all over the 7-inch market and even forced Apple to release the iPad Mini, an 8.9 inch tablet aimed at the lower end market. You may want to take a look at my Mini Tablet PC coverage on this website for more information.

What do you think ? Do you agree ?