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 jared_wilkes on Thu 26th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC in reply to "Kindle Fire"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

I think it's only appropriate to not count as Android what cannot use legally the "Android" trademark -- which includes both the Nook and the Fire.

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RE[2]: Kindle Fire
by OMRebel on Thu 26th Jan 2012 17:53 in reply to "RE: Kindle Fire"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

I think it's only appropriate to not count as Android what cannot use legally the "Android" trademark -- which includes both the Nook and the Fire.


If that is the case, should a jailbroken iOS device be counted in Apple's numbers?

Edited 2012-01-26 17:55 UTC

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RE[3]: Kindle Fire
by rhavyn on Thu 26th Jan 2012 18:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Kindle Fire"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

"I think it's only appropriate to not count as Android what cannot use legally the "Android" trademark -- which includes both the Nook and the Fire.


If that is the case, should a jailbroken iOS device be counted in Apple's numbers?
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A jailbroken iOS device is equivalent to a rooted Android device, no one is saying rooted Android devices shouldn't be considered in the Android count. We're talking about devices (e.g. the Fire) which are not claiming or trying to be an Android(tm) device, they just happen to be using a heavily modified version of the open source Android release as the basis for a custom proprietary device.

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RE[2]: Kindle Fire
by Stephen! on Fri 27th Jan 2012 22:32 in reply to "RE: Kindle Fire"
Stephen! Member since:
2007-11-24

I think it's only appropriate to not count as Android what cannot use legally the "Android" trademark -- which includes both the Nook and the Fire.


If nothing else, if it's not technically Android, they should at least be immune to Microsoft's patent threats against Android.

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