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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by bert64 on Sat 10th Aug 2013 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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I have a friend who bought a nexus 7 and was thrilled with it, and then sometime later was given a cheap lowend android tablet for free which he hated.
His comment was if that the cheap tablet had been his first experience of android it likely would have soured him against android, but that having used the nexus device he now knows what android devices can be like and thus recognises the cheap tablet for what it is.

Microsoft have always been in the same boat, the reputation of windows has always been made worse by unstable lowend hardware, poor drivers, poor third party software etc. MS also however used it as an excuse, as in many cases hardware which was terribly unstable under windows ran reliably if you put linux on it.

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