Posted November 05, 2018 12:00:00The iPhone 5, iPad Pro, and the Nexus 6 have all made it to the Apple Store and Android-based devices like the Kindle Fire and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra have also been launched recently.
The iPhone 6 and the iPad Pro have already gone on sale, but it looks like the family tablet market has also come to a halt.
The smartphone market has been in an overall slump since 2016, with the average smartphone sold in the US dropping by more than 50 per cent in the first nine months of 2018, according to research firm Gartner.
Apple has already announced a slew of new tablet offerings for 2018, but for the first time, we are seeing more than a handful of Android-powered tablets that are all aimed at families.
These include the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, a 6.5-inch tablet from Samsung aimed at a younger demographic, as well as the Sony Tablet Pro, a 4.5mm, 4K tablet from Sony aimed at the middle of the spectrum.
Samsung has been making a concerted effort to appeal to the younger demographic with its latest flagship smartphones, including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6.
The company’s latest Galaxy S8, which launched on August 25, is available to pre-order in the UK and US, and will be available on November 11 in all other markets.
The Galaxy Tab X10 and Tab S8 are available to buy now, and Amazon is also selling the device in the United States.
The Amazon Echo Dot is available in the USA, and is priced at $129.99.
The Sony Tablet S9, which launches in October, is priced as low as $179.99 and has a 6-inch screen.
The tablet also has a 1080p display.
The Google Pixelbook is a 5.5in, 5K Android tablet with a 4K display.
It also comes with a microSD card slot and a headphone jack.
The Nexus 7 is an Android device with a 5-inch, 1080p screen and 4K resolution, and it costs $299.99 on Amazon.
A recent report from The Information says that Samsung has sold more than 4 million of its tablets since 2017, and that more than 60 million Android tablets are in use in the world.
“The tablet market is in a deep hole, with no hope of recovery,” said analyst Brian Shortsleeve.
“We are seeing a steady erosion of consumer demand for Android tablets, with Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab line of devices leading the pack.
In the future, we expect the iPad to overtake Android in sales.
It is too early to tell how many tablet sales will be disrupted by the Apple tablet.”
Google’s Pixelbook has a 5in screen and comes with Android.