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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OK, fine, and now...
by franzrogar on Thu 2nd May 2013 09:41 UTC
franzrogar
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2012-05-17

...how much time 'till we read a new entry alas

"Android accused of monopoly by Microsoft, Apple, etc." ?


But, when that notice comes, people will forget the most basic truth that arised Android to the best-seller lists and that is:

1) The devices are cheaper than the competition.
2) 80% of people is not rich.
3) Cheaper phones + poor people = more sells

Or at least, that's one side of the 4-sided coin.

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