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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As an Apple fan...
by leos on Fri 18th Jan 2013 18:04 UTC
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I'm very happy about this. Real competition in all areas is positive. The previous crop of Android tablet were and still are terrible. The nexus line is the only set of Android devices I could see myself using.

I still don't think they are as polished as Apple stuff and I'm sticking to my iPhone, but they are comparable unlike the crap the other manufacturers are putting out.

Edit: Anyone know if Android can use multi-finger gestures for multitasking? Every time I use an Android tablet I miss the four finger gestures form the iPad to bring up the app switcher, and to close apps. So much faster than hitting a button.

Edited 2013-01-18 18:06 UTC

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