Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2012 15:11 UTC
Google The Next Web: "Google has also been working with Samsung to launch a 10-inch tablet, confirming leaks which suggested Google had teamed up with the Korean manufacturer for another device. Our source tells us that internally the tablet goes under the name 'Codename Manta', runs Google's new Android 4.2 operating system (previously referred to as Key Lime Pie, but is set to retain the Jelly Bean branding), and will offer a 2560x1600 pixel (10:16) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch compared to the new iPad's 264 PPI." Between the iPad and this supposed Android tablet... Poor Surface. Poor, poor Surface.
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RE[2]: Only in OSNews bizarro land
by Nelson on Sun 21st Oct 2012 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Only in OSNews bizarro land"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

It was shot down because you're talking nonsense.

You don't grow to 70% market share by being shit - and remember, no carrier pushing or exclusives here. People CHOOSE Android, as APPLE's own research even confirmed.


No. People now choose Android because it has a self sustaining dominance. Just like people choose Windows because it is dominant.

However when you turn the clock back to the early days of Android, the picture is different. Carriers needed an anti-Iphone and Android was the only OS to address that need.

Android is actively pushed to consumers at the retail channel. Saying it is not is pure ignorance. Walk into an Operator store in the US and you'll see that customers are steered towards Android devices. That decision is made for them.

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Yehppael Member since:
2012-08-01

You're right but for the wrong reasons.

People choose Android or Windows for whatever reasons they have. And with an average lifespan of just a few years for this kind of devices, most of them probably do it with some experience behind their decisions. Apple STILL sells millions of phones, so, no, the customers aren't forced to use Android, they just have more choices.

Carriers, on the other hand, choose Android and Windows devices for a simple reason, Apple forces them to. Every single time Apple launches a new phone, a single carrier gets the deal, while the others lose the head start. So, if they offered you Android or Windows instead of Apple, then, it's only Apple to blame.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Carriers, on the other hand, choose Android and Windows devices for a simple reason, Apple forces them to. Every single time Apple launches a new phone, a single carrier gets the deal, while the others lose the head start.

That's not the case in most of the world (where Android also rises to domination, even more so)

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pos3 Member since:
2010-06-25

Carriers have zero influence here and people still choose Android.
And they choose lower $100-$200 models with knowledge that its not a $700 g3 or $900 iphone5.

Local indian brand micromax outsold samsung and apple tablets(http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/micromax-tablet-review-specif...)

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