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[4]: Comment by OSbunny
by lemur2 on Sun 11th Aug 2013 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by OSbunny"
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"We have already hit that point and Google has fired back by removing the adblockers from the store. Yes they can be installed other ways but 99% of users have no idea how so in effect Google has won that battle.

So Google have removed the AdBlockers from the store?

Google's walled Garden then? Just as bad as Apple?

No, Google's Android is not a walled garden. Didn't you read the quote above ... they can be installed in other ways?

For anyone interested: my solution if to first visit the F-Droid site and from there install F-Droid and Firefox for Android.

Once Firefox is installed, one can then install the AdBlock Edge addon.

Adblock Edge is a fork of the Adblock Plus version 2.1.2 extension for blocking advertisements on the web. This fork will provide the same features as Adblock Plus 2.X and higher but without "acceptable ads" feature.

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