Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Aug 2013 11:24 UTC, submitted by Sameer Singh
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Android tablets browsing share is still relatively low in Europe, but very strong in Asia. Despite the iPad's head start in the market, Android's tablet browsing share has nearly matched the iPad in Asia. More importantly, the overall trend is sharply in favor of Android tablets, which supports the strong shipment performance over the past few quarters.

Good analysis. Sameer Singh compares the growth trend of Android tablets to that of Android smartphones in the past, and it shows that Android tablet usage is actually growing faster than Android smartphone usage did in the past.

At this point, nothing seems to be able to stop Android's total and utter dominance. Not Apple, not Microsoft. Scary.

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RE: Comment by OSbunny
by No it isnt on Sat 10th Aug 2013 13:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
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Google doesn't assert their dominance in the same way Microsoft did. Unless the OEM blocks it, you can install a different ROM if you like, and on a tablet you don't really need the Google apps at all.

Of course, an OEM that wants to use Google apps will need to play by Google's rules, which is why Amazon does neither.

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