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 lemur2 on Fri 26th Apr 2013 12:52 UTC in reply to "RE: A disconnect?"
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Android has usability issues vs iOS. People are less inclined to actually use it ........

In my country, for a number of years now the only tablet one used to be able to buy was an iPad. Only recently have Android tablets become available, and even more recently they have been available at a far more attractive price. There are some decent specification Android tablets beginning to become available in stores at between 75% and 50% the price of an equivalent iPad.

Even if there were "usability issues", which I don't believe for a second, that isn't going to stop the majority of tablets being sold switching to Android tablets given a price discount of between 25% and 50%.

Indeed, this is what I begin to see reflected on the shelves of consumer electronics stores ... recently there is about twice the choice of Android tablets and twice the display area compared to iPads.

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