Android Tablets Challenge iPad on the Factory Floor

Android tablets are getting down and dirty on factory floors, and taking a bite out of Apple iPad's dominance there, according to GE Intelligent Platforms, which provides solutions primarily for industrial environments and municipalities.

"At the tail end of last year, we started to see an increase in request for Android devices" says Mark Bernardo, general manager of the automation software business at GE Intelligent Platforms."It's probably in the order of 80 percent Apple, 20 percent Android."