Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:56 UTC
In the News "According to the CONTEXT data, Android tablets now account for 61.2 percent of the Western European tablet market, more than double the 25.1 percent recorded the same time last year. Apple iOS devices, meanwhile, fell to 37.2 percent of Western European tablet market sales by distribution, from 71.2 percent at the same time last year." This is nothing short of a catastrophic collapse of iPad market share in Europe. Furthermore, "This analysis also screens out the effect of Windows 8, credited in some quarters with helping to drive increased tablet market share and cut into Appleā€™s tablet lead, but in fact with little to no impact, according to CONTEXT." And yes, Windows 8 on tablets is a dud.
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uh huh
by kristoph on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:26 UTC
kristoph
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Thom,

It always fascinates me how you don't bother posting on stories which contradict the world view you want to see.

Firstly, IDC already published 'shipment' numbers where iOS tablets are actually shipped at about this rate globally so this is not even particularly new news.

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24093213

Secondly, all those shipment's don't obviate the fact that, you know, iOS tablets are the most prevalent in the wild (by like a huge margin).

http://chitika.com/insights/2013/june-tablet-update

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