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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 18th Jan 2013 18:14 UTC
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Nexus 7 is indeed good, allowing one to run proper Linux like Plasma Active.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 18th Jan 2013 19:02 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Is it just me, or does the onscreen keyboard not work for the browser? It works everywhere else, just not the browser. It seems like the addressbar loses focus when you type. Annoying...

But yeah, the nexus 7 is open enough to make it the dev device for anyone developing alternative linux distros for tablets. Sadly, the kernel can't change much because of the binary blob drivers, but otherwise its nice.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 18th Jan 2013 20:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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Yes, it has bugs. You can install a custom one for now. See comments in

It's being worked on in devel branch, and should be fixed for upcoming PA 4 release.

Hopefully some drivers (like the GPU one) will be updated, since Nvidia keeps their Linux for Tegra up to date:

Not sure what will happen with the rest of the drivers though.

Edited 2013-01-18 20:38 UTC

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