What Insurers Need to Know About the Next Generation of Tablets

If, as Tom Petty sang, “The waiting is the hardest part,” then these are indeed tantalizing times for insurance IT execs and others charged with evaluating tablet device options for their workforces -- and, from an apps perspective, for their customers. In recent weeks, Google, Microsoft and Amazon all have revealed plans for new or updated tablets intended to challenge the dominance of Apple’s iPad. Reports that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad suggest that determining enterprise tablet strategies will be an increasing complex endeavor. Here are some insights and opinions that could help insurers figure out where to place their bets in the tablet wars.
July 13, 2012

4. But Google Gets Head Start in Mobile Payments

The Nexus 7 ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but was recently updated by Google to Jelly Bean 4.1.1. The biggest addition of the new system software is Google Wallet, which gives the Nexus 7 the power to make NFC-based mobile payments.

—Eric Zeman, columnist for InformationWeek (a UBM TechWeb property), analyzing the capabilities of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet.

Source: InformationWeek

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