Dell: Windows 8 PCs are better for them than Android products

Just two years ago, Dell started selling Android-based Streak tablets as the company tried to ride the wave of tablet products released in the wake of the iPad launch. The Streak was a sales failure for Dell and the company quickly discontinued sales.

Now, it looks like Dell is putting all of its portable device efforts into Windows 8. PCWorld.com reports that, during the company's annual Dell World conference this week, vice president Jeff Clarke said, "We believe Windows 8 brings a lot to the tablet market. It allows us to put tablets in the hands of our customers with a form and a set of management tools they are very used to using."

And what about smartphones? Dell tried and failed in this industry as well with the release of the Android-based Aero. Clarke minced no words about what the company has planned for the future in his address, saying, "We've been really clear about smartphones – we're not going to do smartphones. We're not going to be in the smartphone hardware business."

It would seem like Dell is putting most of its eggs in the Windows 8 basket at this point, although it has released a limited amount of servers and even laptops with Linux installed.

Source: PCWorld.com | Image via Dell

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I love how those who seem to hate Windows 8 the most spend the most time talking/complaining about it around here.

why is it that people think Microsoft is paying people whenever they compliment Microsoft? I'm sick of this ****.

What Dell simply means is that Windows 8 allows them to make new types of PC's, which makes more sense for them since they make PC's anyway. Android on the other hand doesn't allow them to do that. Is this so hard to understand? For f*cks sake...

Javik said,
Curious, because the Nexus 7 appeals to me far more than any Windows 8 tablet

Stop the presses! The only consumer on Earth just announced he prefers Android over Windows!

Meh the original title from pcworld was "Dell scraps Android smartphones in favor of Windows 8 tablets". It became here "Dell: Windows 8 PCs are better for them than Android products".
It doesn't seem that Dell explicitly said they won't sell android tablet anymore.
And they won't sell windows phone 8 either.

bigmehdi said,
Meh the original title from pcworld was "Dell scraps Android smartphones in favor of Windows 8 tablets". It became here "Dell: Windows 8 PCs are better for them than Android products".
It doesn't seem that Dell explicitly said they won't sell android tablet anymore.
And they won't sell windows phone 8 either.

Yes, this author tends to misquote and is late with news too.

People used to complain because all PCs were all the same color, a bland beige. Now when different form factors, innovation, and enabling people to use their computers in new and different ways, a small group of people are afraid of change and will take every chance they get to whine and complain.

I have an old beige box that has not been turned on in about 10 years, you are welcome to it if it will make you feel better and more comfortable with tech.

nohone said,
People used to complain because all PCs were all the same color, a bland beige. Now when different form factors, innovation, and enabling people to use their computers in new and different ways, a small group of people are afraid of change and will take every chance they get to whine and complain.

I have an old beige box that has not been turned on in about 10 years, you are welcome to it if it will make you feel better and more comfortable with tech.

Don't misplace good arguments for HORRIFYING products like this. This is not going to work, sorry.

francescob said,
You mean... you mean you wouldn't buy that laptop just to keep spinning the screen?

LOL Sure

We know you like to whine and complain about anything that is outside of your comfort zone, but because you don't like it does not make it a horrifying product. Why will it not work? Why is it horrifying? What experience do you have in using it to declare it horrifying?

If this is horrifying to you, you may need to get some psychological help. It is a bad wold out there, and if a computer that other people may want to use is horrifying to you, you are going to have a very hard time coping.

nohone said,
We know you like to whine and complain about anything that is outside of your comfort zone, but because you don't like it does not make it a horrifying product. Why will it not work? Why is it horrifying? What experience do you have in using it to declare it horrifying?

If this is horrifying to you, you may need to get some psychological help. It is a bad wold out there, and if a computer that other people may want to use is horrifying to you, you are going to have a very hard time coping.

Yeah... Maybe you're right when saying that I'll have issues coping with those people.

So if I see someone using this contraption....JUST RUN!

I don't like this form factor either but you're a moron.

If you don't like it, say that YOU dont like it. Don't pretend like everyone shares the same opinion.

I personally don't like it, and therefore will not be purchasing one. I'll purchase a different Windows 8 mobile device.

Luis Mazza said,

Yeah... Maybe you're right when saying that I'll have issues coping with those people.

So if I see someone using this contraption....JUST RUN!

You should probably just stay inside then. Sounds like you're one of those people the world doesn't treat kindly

MidTxWRX said,
I don't like this form factor either but you're a moron.

If you don't like it, say that YOU dont like it. Don't pretend like everyone shares the same opinion.

I personally don't like it, and therefore will not be purchasing one. I'll purchase a different Windows 8 mobile device.

I'm not pretending s***. It is my opinion and if you don't like it, reserve yourself the right to shut the f*** up and ignore me.
I'm not here for fanboys to like me... I'm here to have fun and spend some time.
That's all.

headsoup said,

You should probably just stay inside then. Sounds like you're one of those people the world doesn't treat kindly

Well, saying that the whole world is against me is a bit too harsh, isn't it? Maybe 99% of the world. Which is your world, apparently. I'm glad I'm not 99%.

nohone said,
We know you like to whine and complain about anything that is outside of your comfort zone, but because you don't like it does not make it a horrifying product. Why will it not work? Why is it horrifying? What experience do you have in using it to declare it horrifying?

Touche well put.

If this is horrifying to you, you may need to get some psychological help. It is a bad wold out there, and if a computer that other people may want to use is horrifying to you, you are going to have a very hard time coping.

nohone said,
We know you like to whine and complain about anything that is outside of your comfort zone, but because you don't like it does not make it a horrifying product. Why will it not work? Why is it horrifying? What experience do you have in using it to declare it horrifying?

If this is horrifying to you, you may need to get some psychological help. It is a bad wold out there, and if a computer that other people may want to use is horrifying to you, you are going to have a very hard time coping.

Touche.

yarddog said,

Touche.

lol. Can you even write correctly? If you mean Touché, that was wrong.
But this from me is not wrong.... DOUCHE.
I bet you're also very religious.

lol

Luis Mazza said,

I'm not pretending s***. It is my opinion and if you don't like it, reserve yourself the right to shut the f*** up and ignore me.
I'm not here for fanboys to like me... I'm here to have fun and spend some time.
That's all.

Well, saying that the whole world is against me is a bit too harsh, isn't it? Maybe 99% of the world. Which is your world, apparently. I'm glad I'm not 99%.

In other words, you are permitted to express your opinion, but if anyone wants to express theirs, then, in your own words "shut the f*** up"

Opinions are a two way street, if you want to express yours, then expect to hear the opinions of others. And just because you have an opinion, it does not imply that everyone else shares that opinion. But this is the way things are trending here lately; I will criticize anything I damn well please in any way I please, including calling those who disagree with me every name I can think of. But if you have an opinion then you are being abuse towards me and not letting my opinions be expressed, so "shut the f*** up," and then I will blame you for destroying the spirit of Neowin.

nohone said,

In other words, you are permitted to express your opinion, but if anyone wants to express theirs, then, in your own words "shut the f*** up"

Opinions are a two way street, if you want to express yours, then expect to hear the opinions of others. And just because you have an opinion, it does not imply that everyone else shares that opinion. But this is the way things are trending here lately; I will criticize anything I damn well please in any way I please, including calling those who disagree with me every name I can think of. But if you have an opinion then you are being abuse towards me and not letting my opinions be expressed, so "shut the f*** up," and then I will blame you for destroying the spirit of Neowin.

Except you criticized ME before criticizing my opinion. So you made it personal. Re-read your first reponses and you will see that.
What I think is actually bad for Neowin is to concentrate on pleasing fanboys. If the Windows boat sink, so will Neowin. But I think they're much better than that.
Lame users are also a threat. By lame, I mean... fanboys with distortion fields as strong as yours.

nohone said,
People used to complain because all PCs were all the same color, a bland beige. Now when different form factors, innovation, and enabling people to use their computers in new and different ways, a small group of people are afraid of change and will take every chance they get to whine and complain.

I have an old beige box that has not been turned on in about 10 years, you are welcome to it if it will make you feel better and more comfortable with tech.

nice little story you made up there son ..needs more dragons though

edit:
and by the way he didn't say or do anything to deserve your offensive and aggresive harrasement and lies..you like putting words in peoples mouths and making things up and jumping to conclusions i see

you wanna start some **** with some one come and deal with me and leave him alone.. I'll gladly play games with you ALL day long sweet-heart.
Lets do it..
I'll be waiting for you to site some references illustrating how I or anyone for that matter is "afraid of change"

Windows 8 sucks and i can prove it.. It has nothing to do with people being scared of change.. that is simply pure bull

edit:
AND congrats on taking a quick comment some guy made and railroading this story comment section with offtopic windows 8 fanboy crap..

Edited by I am Not PCyr, Dec 14 2012, 12:41am :

I am Not PCyr said,

nice little story you made up there son ..needs more dragons though

edit:
and by the way he didn't say or do anything to deserve your offensive and aggresive harrasement and lies..you like putting words in peoples mouths and making things up and jumping to conclusions i see

you wanna start some **** with some one come and deal with me and leave him alone.. I'll gladly play games with you ALL day long sweet-heart.
Lets do it..
I'll be waiting for you to site some references illustrating how I or anyone for that matter is "afraid of change"

Windows 8 sucks and i can prove it.. It has nothing to do with people being scared of change.. that is simply pure bull

edit:
AND congrats on taking a quick comment some guy made and railroading this story comment section with offtopic windows 8 fanboy crap..

Hey, you are not being all Kumbayah about my opinions. That is just mean and should not be allowed on Neowin because it is destroying the spirit of the site.

I am Not PCyr said,
Windows 8 sucks and i can prove it.. It has nothing to do with people being scared of change.. that is simply pure bull.

Please share the proof.

Luis Mazza said,

$40 from $200 is the easiest proof. Sorry.

Then Mac Book Air sucks, Mac Mini Sucks, iPhone sucks, OSX sucks - Apple lowered the price of those devices and software.
ITunes sucks, Sucks, Linux sucks, Open Office/Libre sucks, and any other FOSS software packages sucks - those software packages are free.

I am Not PCyr said,

nice little story you made up there son ..needs more dragons though

edit:
and by the way he didn't say or do anything to deserve your offensive and aggresive harrasement and lies..you like putting words in peoples mouths and making things up and jumping to conclusions i see

you wanna start some **** with some one come and deal with me and leave him alone.. I'll gladly play games with you ALL day long sweet-heart.
Lets do it..
I'll be waiting for you to site some references illustrating how I or anyone for that matter is "afraid of change"

Windows 8 sucks and i can prove it.. It has nothing to do with people being scared of change.. that is simply pure bull

edit:
AND congrats on taking a quick comment some guy made and railroading this story comment section with offtopic windows 8 fanboy crap..

Do you have any sort of life outside of bitching inside Windows 8-related newsposts/threads? Maybe ask your parents if you can go outside from time to time.

FrozenEclipse said,

I'm surprised anyone in your country can afford Windows 8.

They don't. Bad products are pirated.
The ones with money buy Macs (me included).

Luis Mazza said,

They don't. Bad products are pirated.
The ones with money buy Macs (me included).

Hmm... I have an iMac 27". I wouldnt claim I "have money". I still pirate things here and there.

What would you say if I told you I didnt pay for Mountain Lion? D:

Does that make Mountain Lion a bad product?

Also, I paid for Windows 8. Your logic is flawed.

Luis Mazza said,

They don't. Bad products are pirated.
The ones with money buy Macs (me included).

People there have money?

Besides, you have no idea if Windows 8 would be bad, so go crawl back into your hole.

FrozenEclipse said,

People there have money?

Besides, you have no idea if Windows 8 would be bad, so go crawl back into your hole.

So the Canadian scum speaks.
Brazil's economy is a LOT bigger than that of your beloved country, you idiot.
But of course you don't know that, because you're just an ignorant scum.
WINDOWS 8 is s*** for s*** people like you. Lick Microsoft's a***.
lol

Luis Mazza said,

So the Canadian scum speaks.
Brazil's economy is a LOT bigger than that of your beloved country, you idiot.
But of course you don't know that, because you're just an ignorant scum.
WINDOWS 8 is s*** for s*** people like you. Lick Microsoft's a***.
lol

Awww you mad? If you're so mad, go out and protest.

Luis Mazza said,

So the Canadian scum speaks.
Brazil's economy is a LOT bigger than that of your beloved country, you idiot.
But of course you don't know that, because you're just an ignorant scum.
WINDOWS 8 is s*** for s*** people like you. Lick Microsoft's a***.
lol

You c*** l***** m********* s**** p*** d*** eating r*******.

I wouldn't say epicly bad, but agreed, they were definitely on the low-end side of the market in terms of hardware.

Oh, and for those new readers, just skip over the next comment thread entirely if you don't want to waste your time (goes downhill pretty fast).