Why the Android Tablets aren't moving
You hit the nail on the head.
It all comes down to Marketing, Product design, PRICE, and User Experience
MARKETING- Apple market's their products based on one premise that works. "WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT". Which Android Tablet maker is marketing on the premise of what you can actually do with an Android Tablet? There is no marketing. The lack of marketing isn't showing anyone what can be done with an Android Tablet.
PRODUCT DESIGN- While the ASUS Transformer clearly more innovative than the others, but all this variety of manufacturers and form factors has yet to produce a premium level product design like the iPad, accept for Samsung, who is being sued for copying the iPad design.
PRICE- These idiots think they can create wiz bang hardware and sell these Android Tablets for the same price as an iPad and people will buy? It didn't happen the first time around and it's not going to happen this time around. Regular consumers who are not propeller heads don't care if it's quad core or has this or that thingamajig. They want a satisfying user experience and apparently, the Android Tablet user experience isn't very inspiring at the same price as the iPad, but for a lower price, consumers become interested in Android. This should make it apparent to the idiots at these Android OEM's to lower the price, otherwise these Android Tablets just won't move in large quantities. This has already been proven to be true. They should learn from this and drop the prices.
USER EXPERIENCE- This is where Apple is Killing Android and EATING GOOGLE'S LUNCH- The iPad user experience is so good that consumers are willing to part with $499 for one because IT IS WORTH IT. Obviously, the same cannot be said for Android, as proven by sales figures.Argue all you want and get mad about it, but that won't change the fact that hardly anyone is buying Android Tablets. The Xoom was a joke. Even the Galaxy Tab didn't move. And as impressive as the ASUS Transformer is, who is going to pay $640 for a $499 Transformer plus the dock? The Kindle and the Nook are going to eat the lunches of all the Android Tablet makers because they will sell, while the shelves get dusty with every other Android Tablet and let's not even get into the apps discussion, because that is the other thing killing the Android Tablets.