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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RE: Something seems a bit off...
by ricegf on Fri 26th Jul 2013 22:42 UTC in reply to "Something seems a bit off..."
ricegf
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That has been a consistent theme since the iPhone first shipped - Apple devices generate a LOT of web traffic.

Some anecdotal evidence. My wife uses her Kindle Fire to read endless free books, play Words with Friends and some candy game, and share family photos.

My son uses his Nexus 7 to play a LOT of games, to test Android apps, and do a little school research.

My daughter uses her Galaxy Tab to IM a host of friends, play games, and read manga and fan fics.

I use my iPad to read OS News and similar tech and news websites a lot more than I'd like to admit, and to connect to work email.

So... yeah, I think iPad users just use the web a lot, while Android users tend to use apps. It is, after all, a self-selecting sample. *shrugs*

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