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[2]: Even in Japan?
by saso on Fri 18th Jan 2013 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Even in Japan?"
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Here is a theory: It is winning in Japan because people like the Nexus 7 and iOS is no longer better than Android. It is worse.

Possible and quite probable. But there was likely some help from the big carriers there, who have been running intense ad campaigns for Android for the past year - trains, train stations, busses etc. are plastered with them. Also, Android phones are available at nearly every corner and in every electronics store. iOS products of course too, but not in nearly such volume and diversity (doh) and Japanese people like to differentiate and choose (especially young people are fed up with it from school and other avenues of Japanese public life).

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