Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Aug 2011 17:32 UTC
Legal Okay, I didn't see this one coming. German press agency dpa is reporting that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction barring Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being distributed in the entire European Union except for The Netherlands, over a design patent. Competition at its finest, people, and this is clearly in the interest of consumers. I'm ashamed to be European. Updates in the article now. This iterative update process isn't really working when you've got a gazillion of them.
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RE[5]: Merit
by sgtrock on Wed 10th Aug 2011 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Merit"
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So in this very article you are including the Xoom (it is, after all, an Android tablet) and there is not a single statistic that shows that any Android tablet sells well (hell, Samsung won't even say how many tablets they sell). Your comments are either really wishful thinking, serious delusion, or simple goal post moving so you don't have to admit you were wrong.

Given that you also insist on repeating the incorrect assertion that Apple is suing over Android, I'm going to go with the last option.

Ahem. From the man in charge of Android at Google (!/Arubin/status/85660213478309888):

@Arubin Andy Rubin
There are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it's growing at 4.4% w/w

That post is from late June. That's activations, not sales to the channel. Now, how is the press seeing this?

From CNET (

Android device activations are skyrocketing.

Google Android chief Andy Rubin tweeted today that "over 500,000 Android devices" are now activated each day around the world. Moreover, he said that activations are growing at a rate of 4.4 percent week-over-week.

That figure becomes more significant when one considers that just last month at Google's I/O Conference, the company announced that 400,000 Android devices were being activated each day, up from 300,000 daily activations in December and 100,000 activations per day a year ago.

From the International Business Times (

Android is blooming in Apple's productless summer. Various studies point to the inevitable prospect of Google Android OS-based marching ahead of Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Still believe that Android is not selling to end users? Still believe that Apple isn't doing everything in their power to delay Android through the courts because they're clearly not winning in the marketplace?

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