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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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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

There are only 7 Apple Stores in Japan.

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jared_wilkes Member since:

Yup. And?

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henderson101 Member since:

There's also one internet - but as Japan is one of the most connected countries in the world, I suspect they already know how to shop on

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