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 ricegf on Fri 26th Apr 2013 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE: A disconnect?"
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Web usage would be proportional to "installed base".


That's only true if "All devices are used equally to access the web" is also true. Other uses for tablets such as media creation and consumption, gaming, shopping, etc. exist which I personally believe makes the latter unlikely, and thus I don't buy the former.

A good counterpoint is that, when Symbian was demonstrably holding over 60% of the world installed base and iPhone was the hot new contender, website traffic analysis showed iOS to generate over 80% of the mobile web traffic to major sites (sorry not to have a link, it's been a while).

The Symbian browser was awful (I'm told), and the Android browser is not as good as Safari (I'm also told - I use an iPad), so the situation seems somewhat analogous.

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