Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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Comment by vtolkov
by vtolkov on Tue 11th May 2010 00:38 UTC
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> Apple didn't launch the iPad just because it wanted to - it launched it because it needs to.
Because it can. iPhone OS and experience are good enough to fit another niche. It will cut a piece from netbook/notebook market. Android tablets are promised, but no one has appeared yet.

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