Samsung has announced many new products at CES so far, including a few Windows devices. Right now, however, I want to talk about their new Galaxy Android tablets. Every year Samsung likes to pump out a few new larger Android tablets with some gimmicky “productivity” features. This year they have completely revamped their Android tablet UI, and it looks familiar.
The similarities between what you see above (yes, that’s Android) and Windows 8 or Windows Phone is pretty obvious. Flat colors and icons, big photos, sharp corners and lines, and squares. This is interesting to us because Samsung does sell Windows devices, so they know how well they sell. Is there a deeper reason for the similarities? Are Samsung Windows tablets selling better than Android tablets?
We wouldn’t be surprised if that’s true. The most popular Android tablets are the smaller 7-8-inch devices, like the smash hit Nexus 7. People don’t want Android on a 10-inch or bigger device. Windows is what people use to do work, and Samsung is trying to make Android look more productive. You might ask “why not just make Windows tablets?” It’s probably a lot cheaper for Samsung to make Android devices.
What do you guys think? Coincidence or deliberate?