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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Meh
by siraf72 on Sun 11th Aug 2013 21:19 UTC
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Domination in this instance isn't scary at all.

1 - This dominance is a fragmented environment.

2 - Cost of switching platforms is negligible (unlike PC/IBM/Apple/Linux back in the days)

3 - Kids are fickle. Apart from Apple and Crackberry users, there tends to be little brand loyalty in the mobile market. Whatever is cheap (mainly) or exciting (less so) will attract the users

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