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[2]: Some context
by lustyd on Sun 20th Jan 2013 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Some context"
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"so where's the next hardware innovation from Apple coming from?"

What do you think is missing? I don't really want for anything on my iPad 3 Retina, and this shows in the iPad 4 Retina which is essentially identical. Apple bucked the trend for crappy "HD" screens which others were using because they were cheap when it introduced the Retina display. Apple changed the way we use mobile phones when it introduced the iPhone, and the same with music with the iPod. The compeition meanwhile competes by raising spec to incrementally higher numbers. Surely it is Google's turn to do the next amazing hardware innovation? Or are we happy to wait for Apple to do it and everyone else to copy again?

I'd also like to point out that IOS 6 is very VERY similar to the first IOS. This is not because they have not been developing it, it's because they designed it before first release. Can we please stop congratulating Google because Android 4.1 is finally usable? I doubt you've all noticed but this is similar to saying the first few goes were not very usable and that many people wasted good money helping Google to develop a system which is finally as good as the competition. Yes, Apple charge more, but their products give so much less disapointment in the long run. When I think back to my Nokia using days I'm not surprised they are going down the tubes...You want a radio? then you can't have email. You want email? then you can't have MP3.

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RE[3]: Some context
by zima on Fri 25th Jan 2013 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Some context"
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Apple changed the way we use mobile phones when it introduced the iPhone, and the same with music with the iPod.

The iPod had in reality too slow of a start to have such impact...

Additionally, by the time iPod got rolling, most of the world was leapfrogging dedicated DAPs, opting for listening to music from mobile phones (in 2008 or so I read a report about how ~20% of European mobile subscribers uses their phones for music consumption - ~20% of that area alone already meant more people than all iPods ever made)

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