Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2013 15:42 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "In December, the Google Nexus made by Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. accounted for 44.4% of all tablet sales by volume electronics retailers. That's according to a survey of 2,400 stores nationwide by market research firm BCN Inc., released Wednesday. Google's figure beat Apple's 40.1% share, dethroning the iPad for the first time since it went on sale in May 2010." Just as I and many others with me predicted, what happened in the smartphone market will also happen in the tablet market: Android will take the numbers, iOS will take the figures (i.e., profit). As far as I know, this is the first time this has actually materialised fully in a market, though. Also, while it was inevitable that Android would overtake iOS on tablets (even if it is just a single country, for now), I don't think anyone predicted it would be a single model? Colour me impressed (which is pink).
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Shame we have no actual data
by Tony Swash on Fri 18th Jan 2013 16:38 UTC
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

It's a shame Google does not release any actual sales figures for the Nexus line of products.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The figures in this study were obtained the same way for both the iPad and the Nexus 7, so at least we're comparing mangos to mangos.

Then again, nobody publishes these figures. Google doesn't provide Nexus sales figures in Japan, but neither does Apple. In other words, these figures are not obtainable officially at all anyway.

Shame, but true.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Apple does release actual total iPad sales per quarter (although no regional or model breakdowns) and the latest figures are due next week. To best of my knowledge Google has never released any Nexus devices sales figures, in a similar way Amazon never releases any Kindle sales figures. Irritating if you want to know what is actually happening.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Ignoring that the majority of iPads are likely purchased directly from AppleStores and that it's highly unlikely this survey got AppleStore's to participate in the survey.

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