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 Morty on Fri 26th Apr 2013 15:44 UTC in reply to "A disconnect?"
Morty
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recent analysis of tablet web usage in the US and Canada show the iPad with an 82% share?

Any theories?


Flawed anaysis, as it's not an easy thing to do. There are several simple factors that easily can give 10-20% error.

Does the site statistics from the sites in the analyze correcty identify all the avalible browsers on Android tablets as such? Or does some end up in an "others" category and get omited from the analysis?

What kind of sites are included in the data used to preform the analyze? If they include mainstream media sites(likely), does those sites also have apps for accessing their content? Are there factors making Android users prefer those apps(quality vs web version. price vs iPad version etc).

Do the sites included have "mobile" and "desktop" versions(common among those media sites). Would Android users prefer to identify as desktop user on those sites to avoid a less functional "mobile" version?

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