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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RE: <3 Asus
by No it isnt on Fri 18th Jan 2013 18:16 UTC in reply to "<3 Asus"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Not known for exceptional quality? Then again, who is? Back in the 90s, lots of people always recommended Asus motherboards as they were problem free and rock solid. I've certainly had few problems with mine. I know I saw Asus top some chart of laptop reliability as well. It's perhaps not exceptional, but Asus generally produces good quality.

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RE[2]: <3 Asus
by aaronb on Fri 18th Jan 2013 22:08 in reply to "RE: <3 Asus"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Tell that to the yellow screen of my Nexus 7 (2 of 2 units have this issue). Other than that problem it is a great tablet.

Edited 2013-01-18 22:17 UTC

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RE[2]: <3 Asus
by Wafflez on Fri 18th Jan 2013 22:42 in reply to "RE: <3 Asus"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Ah yes, those were the days when buying a product from some manufacturer resulted in a quality product by default.

Nowadays all manufacturers have released both shitty and "rock solid" products, you're buying a cat in a bag.

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RE[3]: <3 Asus
by zima on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 16:27 in reply to "RE[2]: <3 Asus"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

We always see the old times as better, that's a common bias of our memories...

(remember "bad caps" fiasco from a decade+ ago? NVM immature, finicky 3rd party chipsets in those times)

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