Market-research firm ABI Research did a comparison of the products offered by all the top tablet makers and named Samsung as the most innovative of the group.
The analysts gave Samsung top marks for its wide array of tablet models — the company offers devices ranging from ones with 7-inch screens all the way up to 11.6-inch displays with two different operating systems. Apple has just two different size tablets, and uses only one operating system.
The fact that Samsung makes most of the components it uses also added to its score.
In second place in this category was Apple, followed by Xplore Technologies — a company that specializes in rugged tablets for vertical business audiences.
Innovation Isn’t Everything
ABI Research did acknowledge that Apple sells far more tablets than any of its competitors by saying that the iPad maker tops Samsung in its Implementation category.
Apple has successfully educated the marketplace through TV, print, and digital marketing about tablets and how they can be useful. The company also received perfect scores for its geographic market reach in all regions of the world.
Runners up in Implementation were Samsung and Lenovo.
News: ABI Research