Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 21:56 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global Android tablet shipments have increased 177 percent annually to 17.6 million units. The total number of tablets shipped in Q1 of 2013 was 40.6 million. Since 17.6 million of those 40 million tablets where powered by Android then it means that Android has a 43 percent global share. The other two big operating systems (and their respective eco-systems) in the global tablet market are Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows 8 RT. Apple still leads the race with a 48 percent market share, while Microsoft has managed to go from nothing (since Windows 8 RT is its first real tablet OS) to a 7.5 percent market share by selling some 3 million Windows based tablets." If these figures are even remotely accurate, we're going to see Android dominate the tablet (in market share) too. Not good. The Windows RT figures are a shimmer of hope, though.
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by satan666 on Fri 26th Apr 2013 12:21 UTC
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I don't get why Android domination is a bad thing and Windows success is a good thing. Android is open (not as open as some of us would like, including myself, but it's the most open successful OS out there). Google would never be able to abuse us the way Microsoft abused us for decades. Because if Google starts abusing us, someone else will get the code and build something better. Look at what Amazon and Cyanogenmod do if you don't believe me. How can we forget what happened to the PC when Microsoft became a monopoly? Monopoly can't happen with Android because it's open source. Microsoft must not be given the slightest chance to succeed in mobile. I am all for competition but not from closed OSes. We have plenty of open source OSes. The mobile industry has a chance to not repeat the mistake the PC industry made decades ago.

Edited 2013-04-26 12:22 UTC

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