First, GoAruna Files, the Android file manager, file sharing and cloud storage app for mobile / cell phones has been very well received. We are pleased with it’s performance and from what we hear, so are the majority of you (if not, we love to hear how we can improve!). Thanks to all our Android app customers for helping shape the Android cloud storage app and your experience with your online files and media on your mobile phones. You can be sure that we will continue to improve GoAruna Files for Android mobile devices in 2011 and beyond. But there is something new and exciting brewing on the horizon. Tablet and touch computing.
2010 saw Apple’s iPad storm on to the scene and for the first time gave users an excellent and convenient way to interact with their computers by touching, swiping and pressing. Some call it magic, a revolution, a shift and many more descriptions are abound to what Apple created and the movement that is about to happen. We are referring to the explosion of a new genre of devices, namely tablets with bigger screen that we touch and physically interact with (rather than using keyboards and mice or other input methods). While 2010 saw apple’s iPad dominate a 95% market share, 2011 will bring a slew of new competitors trying to take away and eat some of Apple’s pie. Samsung has already started the attack by selling over one million of their 7 inch Android Galaxy Tab tablet devices in a matter of weeks in the latter half of 2010.
2011 is underway and CES, the famous electronics show is about to start. It will kick off the barrage of Android tablets that will come to attempt to take away Apple’s tablet market share. We expect over 30 Android tablets from more than 20 manufacturers to be announced in the next week. Some of the companies include Acer, Archos, Asus, Cowon, Creative, Dell, eLocity, Entourage, Fusion Garage, LG, Motorola, MSI, Notion Ink, Onkyo, Ramos, Samsung, Toshiba, ViewSonic and Vizio. We also expect there will be some more from lesser known manufacturers. By 2012, we should also see numerous models and sizes from each manufacturer plus more smaller players getting in on the Android tablet action. This could push the number of Android tablets on the market up to 100.
Tablets as you know have more screen real estate and as proved by the iPad, deserve a special kind of app that makes use of the extra screen space and makes things even easier for the user. Managing, viewing, editing and sharing your documents, photos, music, video and files is no exception. This is why we wanted to provide you with a GoAruna app to manage your files and cloud storage on Android tablets. We have been working hard on this and over the weekend we quietly launched the preview release of GoAruna file manager for Android tablets.
To our knowledge this is the first Android tablet file manager and cloud storage app on the market that is made specifically for the tablet experience. We hope you like it and we look forward to your comments and suggestions on how we can make it even better.
GoAruna File Manager for Tablets is available now in the Android market (search for “tablet file manager” or “GoAruna” in the Android market). You can also scan the QR code below on your device to go directly to download it in the Android market.