Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 10:44 UTC
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A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Appleā€™s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in 2013, Android took nearly 62% of sales on 121 million tablets, while Apple sold 70 million iPad tablets for a 36% share.

In comparison, last year, Apple led the tablet category with nearly 53% of sales on 61 million units, compared to Android at nearly 46% with 53 million tablets sold.

This was always inevitable. Apple won't mind though - they're still raking in the profits.

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Samsung 8.4 Tablet
by hackus on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 20:55 UTC
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Did you guys happen to see the new Samsung 8.4 tablet?

Was in Best Buy yesterday and it has to be the best tablet I ever used.

The processor is a monster for the device and for the kinds of development work I do, systems management, the screen is the perfect size for your "infrastructure pad" system I am developing.

I also dumped my cell service, and use IP phone, which a good processor and a good WiFi radio is key.

The thing comes with 802.11ac, so that should really work well in my office where I plan on updating to ac this summer.

But all in all, the only thing I am missing on the thing is a removable battery and Cyanogenmod.

I wish they would use a removable batter as I am not gung ho on thin-ness, I really just want a tablet of this size for staying power and push button infrastructure use.

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