1) I suspect there is an agreement between Android tablet makers and Microsoft, to not make tablets 12 inches or larger that run Android in exchange for cheaper prices on Windows. I haven't been able to confirm it, but it would explain a lot. Android devices of 12 inches and larger are announced, and yet somehow never make it to market or disappear quickly. Meanwhile the iPad Pro has been a huge success, increasing Apple's market share with its big screen full functionality.
I guess we'll find out soon with Samsungs new tablet, the S7+ with its 'massive' 12.4 inch screen, should be out in the next few days... or perhaps only the 11 inch version will appear.
2) Android is open source, Huawei has shown you don't need Google Play to succeed, Google Play Services surveillance engine is a big big big negative for many users, so it would be nice if people seized that opportunity, and made a professional Android, minus all the unwanted Google crap.
Android really is unsuitable for corp use. You cannot ensure it will run the software, you cannot stop it phoning home every few minutes, it lacks a firewall, every app agreement you think you're making is actually with the company that owns the app, the apps can all phone home, and usually do. They slurp all the data they can back to HQ, even if the processing can be done locally, they take every opportunity to grab as much data as possible. Ultimately its a one-side 'trust' that is never verified and essentially worthless.
So there is an opportunity for an Android that is corporate friendly, able to ensure software the user wants running is running and software the user doesn't want running isn't running, and only the corporate bespoke software actually has network access. The 512 MB ram limit per app is a joke that's long stopped being funny too.
3) Google Play Services with its pre-approved built-in permissions is a no-no. Their endless data slurping is problematic. You owe Google nothing, they've had their rewards from Android. Time to cut them free. Same goes for Samsung, I've never read their privacy agreement, tablets are handed to me by the salesman already checked and working. But I downgraded tablets from 9 to v8 due to a bug in v9 and now I see the Samsung agreement the salesman is consenting to, I'm looking for an exit path from Samsung too.
/unhappy with android.
/unhappy with Samsung.