Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Dec 2011 06:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless 2011 will go down in the history books as a great year for tablets mostly for Apple's iPad however, not all tablet vendors fared as well as Apple. It's not for lack of products that prevented Android tablets from taking any market share away from Apple this year. By our calculation, over 100 tablets were introduced since the iPad however, we defy even the most tech-savvy of you to name more than a few of them. What was so wrong with the competition that it failed to make any inroads in the tablet market, at least until the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook came along?
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by Bounty on Tue 20th Dec 2011 17:33 UTC
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"we defy even the most tech-savvy of you to name more than a few of them. What was so wrong with the competition that it failed to make any inroads in the tablet market, at least until the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook came along?"

1. Thrive, Coby, Archos, Prime, Transformer, Galaxy, Icona, Xoom, Ideapad. That's off the top of my head (non-Nook/Fire), and I don't own a tablet. Not counting 7" v.s. 8" or 10" versions of the same machines. I know about the same number of the names of PC models, I guess the PC is/was DOA too. All hail iApple, I can name every model of desktop computer they make (iMac/PowerMac) I guess that makes them the best.

2. How the hell can you say they made no inroads?

"Android-powered tablet computers accounted for 27 percent of global sales during the three-month period, jumping from 2.3 percent a year earlier, Strategy Analytics said in a statement today. The iPad’s share fell to 67 percent from 96 percent. " (October)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-21/android-tablets-gained-on-...

Apple lost 30% of the market and Android ate an additional 25%. Apple started off with 41 times the market share of Android, and ended with only 2.5 times as much, and the trend isn't stopping. Apple lost significant market share, Android's grew over 10x. Those numbers were before the Fire and new Nook entered the market.


Why link to this crap? It's not even a subtle lie. It doesn't matter if someone out there wrongly expected Android to take over even faster. It's not a fail, when you kick someone's ass less quickly than some falsely elevated expectations.

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