Multiple Android tablet peddlers give up, focus on 4- to 5 -inch smartphones

“Branded handset vendors as well as ODM/OEM handset makers, who have ventured into the tablet PC segment, have recently switched their focus back to the development of 4- to 5-inch high-end smartphones in the wake of recent lackluster sales of Android-based tablets, according to industry sources,” Daniel Shen and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“With the exception of Samsung Electronics, which has managed to grab a 10% share of the global tablet PC segment, sales of tablet PCs from other vendors including Motorola Mobility, Research in Motion, LG Electronics and HTC have been flat so far, the sources indicated,” Shen and Shen report. “While reducing their investments in the development of 7- to 10-inch tablets, handset vendors and ODMs have instead strengthened their R&D for [4- to 5 -inch] Android smartphones.”

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