By Team SP
We love Decembers. The holiday spirit is in the air. There is no school, no bosses, it is even less crowded on the trains and buses. Well, all that is coming to an end, BUT it gets better in January!
You might be thinking about starting 2014 with a nice tech gadget. A lot has been said about smartphones, but what about tablets? Do we really need a third device beside our notebook PCs and smartphones?
The experts certainly think so. Leading IT consultancy Gartner expects PC and notebooks sales to decline in 2014, partially replaced by cheaper, convenient and more user friendly tablets. Gartner also expects the number of devices running on the Android platform to double from 2012.
To buy or not, the decision will depend on how you use your existing devices. Perhaps you want to do light internet browsing at home on the couch, watch videos or play casual games? A tablet can be a good choice if you do not need a fully functional notebook PC with all the bells and whistles.
Whatever your reasons may be, switching to a different platform can be daunting, especially if you have not used an Android device before. To make things worse, there are so many different brands and models of Android tablets to choose from. How then can you, the discerning and intelligent customer, make sense of it all?
Social Media to the rescue
At Singapore Polytechnic, we believe in the wisdom of crowds when it comes to choosing which electronic gadget to buy – There are many knowledgeable people online who own the devices and have first-hand experience on what to look out for when making that important purchasing decision. Their conversations can help you get a better sense of what suits your needs.
Using the latest social listening tools (and a lot of hard work), we have distilled the conversations that give you a glimpse of what users like you feel about the major Android tablets that are introduced to the market this year.
Do you have one of these Android tablets? Was the article useful? Tell us what you think.
This article is written by Htet Htet Aung, Chan Weng Wah and Tan Wei Xuan, students enrolled in the Diploma in Business Information Technology at Singapore Polytechnic.
Singapore Polytechnic is having an open house from 9 – 11 January 2014! Come drop by and say hi to our student leaders and lecturers to find out more about life in the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology.
This article is the first of a series in which StarHub will support and partner our students to analyse consumer sentiments, through social media conversations, on the latest consumer preferences on consumer and lifestyle electronics and gadgets. More articles will be launched in the coming months, do look out for them!
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