More blood on Apple iPad’s touchscreen: Dell pulls plug on Android-based Venue tablets

“Dell has stopped selling Android devices as it steps away from slate-style tablets to focus on Windows 2-in-1 devices,” Agam Shah reports for IDG News Service. “The company isn’t refreshing the Venue line of Android tablets, and will no longer offer the Android-based Wyse Cloud Connect, a thumb-size computer that can turn a display into a PC. Other Android devices were discontinued some time ago.”

“Dell won’t be offering OS upgrades to Android-based Venue tablets already being used by customers,” Shah reports. “‘For customers who own Android-based Venue products, Dell will continue to support currently active warranty and service contracts until they expire, but we will not be pushing out future OS upgrades,’ the spokesman said.”

“Dell’s move away from slate-style tablets is no surprise, said Bob O’Donnell, principal analyst at Technalysis Research,” Shah reports. “Inexpensive Android tablets are a dime-a-dozen, and it makes sense for Dell not to play in a crowded market, O’Donnell said.”

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