Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 03:49 UTC
Google With the announcement of its new Search app, Google gave iPad users more than just a slick and well-made native search app that bests the experience on any Android tablet. It also managed to squeeze the core elements of Chrome OS into Apple's ecosystem.
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RE: What a stupid article.
by rhavyn on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 15:48 UTC in reply to "What a stupid article."
rhavyn
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2005-07-06

http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/11/22/npd.shows.hp.leading....

"With just 1.2 million tablets sold at retail across every company outside of Apple"

"Samsung was close, but at 16 percent (192,000)"

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Google Android Tablets are a failure. Amazon's Android Tablet, on the other hand, looks like it might have some success, certainly more success than anything Samsung and Motorola are vomiting into the market.

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RE[2]: What a stupid article.
by Lennie on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 17:10 in reply to "RE: What a stupid article."
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2007-09-22

I'm not sure Android is the problem.

The hardware manufactures were late to market with a competitive product.

The same happend with the iPhone, it too had a really large market share of newly sold smartphones. Now Android is the dominant one.

I wouldn't be surprised if there is still time to 'fix' the problem.

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RE[3]: What a stupid article.
by rhavyn on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 17:36 in reply to "RE[2]: What a stupid article."
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

The same happend with the iPhone, it too had a really large market share of newly sold smartphones. Now Android is the dominant one.


Except, that's a myth. The iPhone didn't start with a large market share, see here: http://www.asymco.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Screen-Shot-2011-1.... One could argue the iPhone has never had a large market share and not even Apple would disagree with that, I think.

On the other hand, there are two markets that Apple entered fairly early and quickly dominated: portable music players and tablets. Personally I think the market landscape of the iPad looks a lot closer to the iPod than the iPhone.

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