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[5]: Some context
by woegjiub on Sat 19th Jan 2013 00:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Some context"
woegjiub
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2008-11-25

Which was precisely my point.

Beyond having a good web browser and mapping system, as well as a couple of other core apps, it's mostly down to OS interface and capability. Android lets you do more, but doesn't require you to.
Meaning iOS and the app store are not particularly upsides, just preferences. Costly preferences which don't really get improved upon.

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