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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You don't like the reports from sales channels, so you try to paint some alternate reality?

Actually all year, globally, we've all seen reports that Android accounts for 60 - 70% of tablet shipments. In theory, more Android tablets have now been shipped then iPad's.

But as early as last month there has not been a single report of Android tablet usage on the web being even marginally close to iPad usage (the difference is on the order to 10x).

Anyway, this is all pointless debate. It's great that Android is doing well. It's just there is more to this story then 'oh look Apple is dying yay!'.

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