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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RE: Skewed numbers
by TemporalBeing on Thu 2nd May 2013 14:07 UTC in reply to "Skewed numbers"
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Since Kindle Fires are not Android tablets, they really shouldn't be lumping Amazon tablets into the Android numbers.


Kindle Fires are built on Android. Like the Nook, the only difference is the launcher used and they replace the Google Play Store with Amazon's MarketPlace App Store. So I see no issue with them counting Kindles or Nooks towards Android.

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