Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 09:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android accounted for 39% of the market in the final three months of last year, up from 29% a year earlier, Strategy Analytics said. Apple's share fell to 58% from 68%. Microsoft's share stood at 1.5%." Really now.
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Market share or sales or does it matter?
by Headrush on Thu 26th Jan 2012 12:00 UTC
Headrush
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2006-01-03

I'm always leary of what Christmas period sales mean for any product.
You have a lot of sales by 3rd parties and wonder how many products are bought vs. actually used. (which I would consider part of the market)

I've seen iPhones, Android phones, Blackberries and iPads, but I have yet to see a single Android tablet in the wild. Maybe it's just a coincidence or where I live but you'd think at "39% of the market" I would have by now.

From the last Apple financial numbers I wonder if there really is substantial competition in the tablet market, but only between Android and MS based tablets and not the iPad. For us consumers hopefully other tablet market makers target are still targeting the iPad and not just other Android tablet makers and trying to "own" that second share of the market.

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