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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Nexus 7 is just the plot that mark in a remarkable manner where the PC era ends. Android with the release of Jelly Bean has come to a point of usability, versatileness and power that puts those power hungry PC monsters to little use.

A tablet can play Full HD movies (even 4K thanks to the nVidia Tegra 4 recently announced), access the Internet, can do media work (Instagram, Pixlr, Movie Studio), do some office stuff, development...

You do not need anymore even a 17" or 15" laptop. An Asus Transformer Pad with detachable keyboard will do the job. Needs a bigger screen ? Connect the HDMI output. Needs more storage ? It features USB, SDHC and microSDHC. You could also have cloud storage.

These tabs just focus of usability, and its good.


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