Amazon’s keynote has just gotten underway where CEO Jeff Bezos is unveiling some new Kindles. Before anything was revealed though, Bezos took a jab at other Android tablets and basically said they suck.
“Customers are smart. Last year, there were more than two dozen Android tablets launched into the marketplace, and nobody bought ’em. Why? Because they’re gadgets, and people don’t want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time. They want services that improve every day, every week, and every month.”
Bezos is totally right. The reason why the Kindle has been successful where Android tablets have failed is because the Kindle is focused on giving customers the best services possible to improve their lives.The Kindle focuses on services Amazon Prime Video, Lending Library, and apps, while other Android tablets are just a bunch of hardware specs crammed in a metal slate.
Same thing goes for the iPad. It’s not a gadget that’s hard to understand. It has services like the App Store, iBookstore, iTunes, etc, that make it a place where users can come and interact with the things they love. Right now it seems like Amazon is the only other company that really gets tablets the way Apple does.
Source: The Verge