Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st May 2013 21:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Q1 2013 numbers from IDC, a technology and telecommunications research firm who keeps track of this sort of thing, show that Android tablets now lead the market with a 56.5-percent share. The 27,800,000 units shipped in the quarter is a 247-percent improvement from this time last year, when just 8,000,000 units were shipped. It's important to note that this increase doesn't come at the expense of Apple, who shipped 65.3-percent more tablets in Q1 2013 than they did in Q1 2012 - it shows the market is growing, and the lions share of new purchases are Android." While Android's market share growth scares me, it's good that it's not really harming the competition. Also, maybe this will be the carrot for developers to improve Android tablet applications.
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Android is scary?
by ozonehole on Thu 2nd May 2013 02:50 UTC
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Thom said:

While Android's market share growth scares me...

Why does Android's market share growth scare you?

Well, actually scares me, but only because Microsoft extorts money for bogus patents on Android. But it's Microsoft that scares me, not Android. And Apple scares me too.

Google doesn't scare me at all. True, they're not all bunny rabbits and unicorns, but compared to most ruthless American corporations, Google plays relatively nice. Aside from being consistently friendly to open source projects, they sue almost no one unless they've been sued first. Microsoft and Apple executives would sue their own mother for copyright infringement for singing lullabies to them when they were infants.

Edited 2013-05-02 02:53 UTC

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