D&H Distributing Co-President Dan Schwab sees Google Android operating system-based tablets and smartphones making big channel inroads in 2011.
D&H featured a handful of Android based products Tuesday at its Mid-Atlantic 2010 Fall Technology Show at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Penn. Among the products featured at the show: an Android-based tablet from Archos and an Android-based IPTV from InnoDigital.
Those two Android products are only the beginning. Schwab sees Android coming of age for solution providers in 2011. "Today there are a handful of Android based offerings for solution providers," he said. "There will be dozens by mid next year.
"We see a tremendous amount of excitement around Android next year with both tablets and phones," Schwab added. "A lot of vendors are showing us Android products that will launch next year. 2011 is going to be a breakout year for Android in the channel."
Major notebook players like Lenovo, HP and Toshiba are all expected to bring Android offerings to the market. "A lot of vendors are focused on business level applications for Android," added Schwab."It's going to get real interesting in the second half of next year."
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