Counterclockwise: people liked the idea of tablets, actual tablets not so much

March 25th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Two days ago, the CEO of Epic Games, maker of the “most successful video game engine”, said that AR glasses will eventually replace smartphones. Now, he could be right (if ever society gets over “glasshole”), but we were reminded of claims that tablets would replace PCs. Whatever happened to tablets, anyway?

First off, what is a tablet? There are no clear-cut definitions, but in our minds they are a continuation of PDAs. The communication capabilities of a PDA were focused on the Internet – email, web sites, corporate intranets, etc. – instead of calling and texting like a phone.

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