Dell is changing its Focus to more of a Windows centered company. With Alignment shifting, Windows is slowly letting go of the infamous Android that many customers know and trust. Dell stops selling Android devices such as the tablets to focus more on the 2-1s. The 2-1s are more efficient and have the traits of both a PC and a tablet. According to the IDC (International Data Corporation) tablets / PCs shipments have tumbled, while 2-1’s is quickly on the rise.
The reason for the discontinuation of the Android is due to the decreased demand and so many retailers. “The slate tablet market is over-saturated and is experiencing declining demand from consumers, so we’ve decided to discontinue the Android-based Venue tablet line.”
A spokesman for Android has ensured Dell will indeed still ensure their products until their warranties expire. For customers that already have the Venue products the OS upgrades will no longer be issued by Dell. “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,”
Over a matter of time the Android tablets became the lowest priced computing product for Dell. As Dell shoots for a higher margin in products and profits it often included a tablet with purchase of laptop. IDC states that Apple still reigns supreme and is the world’s top tablet vendor from the first quarter of 2016 leaving Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo and Huawei trailing.
Dell and EMC are in the process of making an enormous deal worth $67 billion using multiple companies to fund their merger. Starting with selling their equity firms to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Corporation for 2 billion. Following with its IT services group Dell Services to NTT Data for $3 billion. Collecting from other sources to complete the rest, Dell also release its secure works to be publicly traded.