Sunday, August 21, 2011

HP is the first casualty of post PC era

HP are pulling out of the PC market and concentrating on 'Cloud Services'. As the end of the home PC nears and Mobile devices take over HP tried to come in to a market dominated by Apple and Android with their WebOS system. These did not sell well so moving out of PC building was the best option. This takes out the Compaq computers as well as they are owned by HP. The shift to mobile (Tablets & Smart TV's) sees many companies that traditionally did not make PC's move into this field. Apple is leading with 60% tablet market but is slowly losing to Android with currently 30%. Android is used by many companies including Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Hurawei and many cheap unnamed Chinese Tablets. Although they are small they can plug into a large monitor and make use of keyboard and mouse through USB or Wireless. This system gives a mobile and Desktop in one. These devices will meet most average computer users needs, without having to worry about Viruses and Updates.