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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RE[2]: A disconnect?
by Tony Swash on Fri 26th Apr 2013 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE: A disconnect?"
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Web usage would be proportional to "installed base".

Market share is an attempt to measure the numbers of the units being sold right now.

The two figures are related only in the sense that the first figure is the all-time integral of the second.

Apples iOS and iPads have been very dominant in the tablet market for a long time. Even if Android tablets were outselling iPads now (which they are not as yet) then it would still take a number years worth of sales to even out the web usage statistics.

True - but that has ceased to apply to the phone market and the differential in platform performance is just as marked there - see my longer comment below.

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