Tablets that have made history since 2012
April 13, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
As we have mentioned on other occasions, the history of technology is full of successes and failures that we can also see in the field of consumer electronics. Every year, dozens of devices of all sizes and prices with which their manufacturers try to capture as many users as possible come to market. However, sometimes sales do not meet the expectations of the firms and, as we find models that make history by their characteristics or to reach record numbers of commercialized units, we also find others that have a much more discrete trajectory and that can Assume real potholes for both short and long term companies.
In Tablet Zone we have talked about hundreds of models in the last four years. We have presented the most innovative, the most anticipated, but also, dozens of terminals of more unknown firms that nevertheless had much to offer. At the same time, through videos and tutorials, we have tried to make known all the alternatives available to you and that best fit your demands. Then, and on the occasion of having overcome the barrier of 10,000 news written on the portal, we give you a summary with The best and the worst that we have been seeing in the sector of tablets since the portal was born in 2012.
2012: The sector boom continues
This year was one of the most beneficial for manufacturers of tablets since in him, we witnessed a considerable improvement of the characteristics of these supports that in addition, in many cases were accompanied by a price drop that contributed to consolidate more these platforms in homes. The two big surprises came from Google, which launched in 2012 its first devices in this field, the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7. In the case of the latter, we found benefits such as 1GB of RAM, a screen of 7 inches and Android 4.1 among others, which made this model run out in our country within a few hours of its sale.
2013: The fight between Apple and Windows
The appearance of iPad Mini with retina display It was highly anticipated by thousands of followers of the Cupertino firm. Among its strengths stood out a good speed and a light and slender design that however, contrasted with a high price. The other surprise came from Windows After a bad run in the field of smartphones, Redmond decided to make the leap to this format with the surface series, which this year increased its members with models 2 and 2 Pro, with which they began to see the tablets as a support that could be compatible with productivity in the workplace and found in the educational and professionals, its ideal channel thanks to features such as a screen 10.6 inch with a HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, an Nvidia Tegra processor with peak speeds of up to 1.7 Ghz and a storage capacity of 32 and 64 GB depending on the version and 2 GB of RAM
2014: A year of contrasts
The great protagonist of 2014 was Samsung, which was already leading the market share in the field of smartphones and which began to set a trend in the field of tablets with the appearance of the Galaxy Pro 12.2, a device of more than 12 inches in size that pretended to be another option within professional media but also sought to be an alternative to the domestic public. A screen with 2K resolution with AMOLED technology, the presence of Android 4.4 and a 2.3 Ghz processor of speed with a 3 GB RAM These are some of the features that consolidated this tablet as one of the best in 2014. On the other hand, we attended the arrival with strength of Chinese firms such as OnePlus that got thousands of customers thanks to very complete terminals with a low cost and that without However, they could only be acquired with prior invitation.
2015: Consolidation of professional and low cost tablets
In the last 12 months we have attended two important events: Microsoft has achieved leadership within the professional sector with the Surface family thanks to the launch, at the end of the year, of the Pro 3 and 4 models and at the same time, other cheaper terminals from other firms that use the 2 in 1 format as a trick to try to survive a context marked by saturation. Signatures such as Amazon, which have revolutionized the sector by presenting devices such as the Fire 7, whose sale price is only 60 euros.
2016: What is to come
Finally, we return to 2016, where little by little, we are seeing some of the trends that can be very interesting in the coming years. On the one hand, we can find tablets that exceed 18 inch such as the Samsung Galaxy View and that time will be in charge of deciding if it succeeds or not. On the other hand, as happened in 2015, we will find in the convertible media a new market niche for brands in an attempt to finish consolidating tablets in all areas.
As you have seen, in recent years, we have witnessed changes of direction in the sector in which we have seen from affordable and small-sized devices, to larger ones aimed at specific audiences. What do you think will be the most successful tablets in 2016? You have available more related information about some terminals that are already giving a lot to talk about, for example, the Huawei MediaPad T2 10 so you can give your opinion.