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: A disconnect?
by fretinator on Fri 26th Apr 2013 14:04 UTC in reply to "A disconnect?"
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I have a theory - Math (or Maths if you prefer). The number of people browsing includes ALL people who have a tablet - which includes all the people who bought iPads since it came out. Hence you would expect the percentage of tablet users using iPads to still be high. However, if the trend of 43% Android sales for the previous quarter continues, then I would expect the percentage of tablet users using iPads should drop even though the iPad is still just barely outselling Android - it is not selling at a percentage of 82%. In addition, the acceleration of Android use would lead one to expect the percentage of Android use (velocity) to increase. However, I do think the use of mathematics is highly discouraged in the U.S:

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/04/24/debunked-the-harvard-study-that-repu...

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