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 phoudoin on Mon 21st Jan 2013 14:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Some context"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

If anything, no non-Apple OEM save for maybe Microsoft with the Surface has been able to use something other than mediocre build quality.


Asus, builder of the N7, also used to be the one building the MacBook Pro for Apple.
So, yeah, you right, Asus is not able to reach build quality for themselves as they did when it was for Apple.

Make sense.

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