Dell has suggested that it will not look toward Android as an OS for its 2012 tablets, and instead will be focusing on Windows 8.
The report comes out of Dell World, where the company’s founder and CEO, Michael Dell, appeared to play down the Google OS in favor of Microsoft’s, hinting that there may be a number of Windows-based products announced soon.
The company admitted that Android tablets were another venture opportunity, but claimed the market never sufficiently developed. Dell’s first leap into the tabletsphere, with the 5-inch Streak, did not prove successful, nor did the Dell Streak 7. Following both, Dell decided against releasing a 10-inch version of the device in the U.S., which was rumored to launch last March.
Despite not yet being available, Windows 8 has proved to be a favored operating system among consumers, evident in a recent survey. Perhaps that Dell tablet sporting Windows that popped up last week will be one of the big announcements coming soon.
Source: Know your Mobile