To make a dent in Apple’s market lead, Google, Microsoft,
Blackberry and HP (eventually) need to focus less on the hardware
specs or openness of their platform, and more on getting software
updates to their existing user base on a regular basis. Hardware
specs are porn for the gadget blogs, but software and apps are
what sell tablets and phones to regular users.
It occurs to me that valuing hardware specs over software fit-and-finish is one reason why so many gadget review sites grade these things on a curve compared to Apple’s.