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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RE: I would love to know
by sgtrock on Tue 4th Mar 2014 14:46 UTC in reply to "I would love to know "
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While "Activations" are not sales, they are a reasonably accurate portrayal of new devices coming on the market. The number of people who do such a thorough reset that they would be re-activating a device is probably far less than 1%. Only hobbyists would be doing it on a regular basis. Tablets are cheap enough that if one that is more than 18 months fails, the more economic use of one's time is to simply buy a new one.

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