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[3]: Some context
by zima on Fri 25th Jan 2013 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Some context"
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Apple changed the way we use mobile phones when it introduced the iPhone, and the same with music with the iPod.

The iPod had in reality too slow of a start to have such impact...

Additionally, by the time iPod got rolling, most of the world was leapfrogging dedicated DAPs, opting for listening to music from mobile phones (in 2008 or so I read a report about how ~20% of European mobile subscribers uses their phones for music consumption - ~20% of that area alone already meant more people than all iPods ever made)

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