Leading manufacturer of tablets runningrunning the Android OS, ASUS from Taiwan may withdraw from this market. This became known from insider sources associated with the distribution channels of ASUS products. According to an unnamed source, the manufacturer has already notified partners, but has not yet made an official announcement. Thus, ZenPad 8 (ZN380KNL) with a high probability will be the last tablet model manufactured by ASUS.
The exit of the Taiwanese company from the tablet marketmost likely associated with lower sales of such devices. Currently, only Apple iPad tablets are highly popular with users, while Android gadgets are selling less and less in all countries of the world. One of the reasons for the decline in demand for tablets is the ever-growing diagonal of smartphones. In this case, the emergence of models with folding screens put the tablets on the brink of the final extinction.
The main players in the tablet market is already longtime is not used in the production of top-end hardware components and produce devices with weak processors and low functionality, which is also often not satisfied with buyers. Thus, if the message is confirmed, ASUS will focus on the development of ZenFone smartphones and ROG gaming computers.