Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 09:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android accounted for 39% of the market in the final three months of last year, up from 29% a year earlier, Strategy Analytics said. Apple's share fell to 58% from 68%. Microsoft's share stood at 1.5%." Really now.
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RE: Kindle Fire
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 09:59 UTC in reply to "Kindle Fire"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Does it matter, really? I love that the iPad is losing some share so we can end up with a more competitive market place. I bought my iPad 2 last summer because it was quite clearly the best tablet. It probably still is today, but with competition heating up, it won't be long before the difference isn't so clear-cut anymore.

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RE[2]: Kindle Fire
by rhavyn on Thu 26th Jan 2012 17:13 in reply to "RE: Kindle Fire"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

Does it matter, really?


The title of this article is "Android's Share of Tablet Market Jumps" so in that context, yes it matters greatly. If ultimately the Kindle Fire isn't an Android tablet then likely Android's market share didn't jump very much if at all.

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RE[3]: Kindle Fire
by Beta on Thu 26th Jan 2012 20:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Kindle Fire"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

The title of this article is "Android's Share of Tablet Market Jumps" so in that context, yes it matters greatly. If ultimately the Kindle Fire isn't an Android tablet then likely Android's market share didn't jump very much if at all.


It still runs Android software. So yes, it matters in so far as it is included.

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RE[2]: Kindle Fire
by kristoph on Fri 27th Jan 2012 19:28 in reply to "RE: Kindle Fire"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I think that the Kindle is quite a different device from an iPad so it's success does not necessarily augur the coming of iPad competitors.

Now, that said, Apple's share of the marker will almost certainly fall though I personally believe that it will be because of the arrival of Microsoft/Windows 8 tablets rather than Android tablets if for no other reason then that many PC manufacturers will build hybrid netbook/tablet devices.

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