Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2013 15:42 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "In December, the Google Nexus made by Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. accounted for 44.4% of all tablet sales by volume electronics retailers. That's according to a survey of 2,400 stores nationwide by market research firm BCN Inc., released Wednesday. Google's figure beat Apple's 40.1% share, dethroning the iPad for the first time since it went on sale in May 2010." Just as I and many others with me predicted, what happened in the smartphone market will also happen in the tablet market: Android will take the numbers, iOS will take the figures (i.e., profit). As far as I know, this is the first time this has actually materialised fully in a market, though. Also, while it was inevitable that Android would overtake iOS on tablets (even if it is just a single country, for now), I don't think anyone predicted it would be a single model? Colour me impressed (which is pink).
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RE: Shame we have no actual data
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2013 16:43 UTC in reply to "Shame we have no actual data"
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The figures in this study were obtained the same way for both the iPad and the Nexus 7, so at least we're comparing mangos to mangos.

Then again, nobody publishes these figures. Google doesn't provide Nexus sales figures in Japan, but neither does Apple. In other words, these figures are not obtainable officially at all anyway.

Shame, but true.

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