Android tablets on the whole have failed to breach the iPad stronghold. Not many Android tablets have been successful since the time they have been launched. The truth is that with certain notable exceptions, most Android tablets have actually failed to compete with the iPad.

The reasons for their failure are many and varied. Some Android tablets failed because there were pricey, while others failed because their features and functionalities were not up to the mark. With the iPad being held as the benchmark for comparison, some tablets just failed to measure up.

So, without further ado, let us take a look at the Android tablets that failed at the turnstiles:

The ‘Original’ Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch

The original Galaxy Tab was supposed to be the tablet that many thought would be tremendously successful. Its debut in November 2010 was watched with a high degree of expectancy; and with over 600, 000 units in the first month on its release it did look like it was going to be a success, but in the ensuing months, the sales decreased, never to pick up again.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

This was again a device that everybody had big expectations from, more so because it was released directly to compete with the iPad. Many people expected it to dethrone the champion from the throne because it was powered by the Android Honeycomb, which was specifically developed for use on tablets; but this tablet still failed. The reasons for its failure range from connectivity issues, to pricing, to people just not willing to choose this tablet over the iPad.

Motorola Xoom

The year 2011 saw the release of the Motorola Xoom which was the first tablet to be powered by Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 operating system. It offers uses a wealth of features aimed to redefine the way tablets are used by offering a powerhouse performance. Although a good iPad tablet, this one failed to find any purchase with its target audience, and one of the primary reasons for its failure was the fact that its contract price was very prohibitive. Also, it experienced plenty of software glitches early on, and even this contributed to its failure. Although, flagging sales forced Motorola to lower the prices of Xoom, but it was too little too late and it failed to succeed.


Its failure is illustrated by the fact that it no longer available on the website of the network carrier that offered this device. But, if you still want to buy it, go to Google’s Android Home Page. But that is neither here nor there. What is more important is that it ended up a failure and it added yet another chapter to the history of Android tablets that failed to make an impression.

To Conclude

So here they are, four Android tablets that failed to make a mark and are now all but relegated to the dustbin of history. There are plenty of others that have failed as well, and this is just small cross section of names. The idea behind offering these names is not to be critical of the company behind the tablet or the specific tablet themselves. I have just listed some of the Android tablets that failed on the market. Nothing more, nothing less!

Author Bio:

Alicia Carter is working with Perceptive Mobile Apps, a leading mobile apps development company providing Android tablet apps development services. She likes to keep her finger on the pulse of everything related to mobile technology and loves sharing her views and suggestions with other likeminded people by writing for various blogs.