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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Silly article
by haakin on Mon 21st Jan 2013 17:22 UTC
haakin
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From the linked piece of news (Bold is mine):

"The lower price of the Nexus was a major selling point for year-end shoppers. In unit terms, iPad sales also increased, but Apple was hurt by a dearth of iPad minis during the holiday sales season -- along with the fact that ardent Apple fans were quick to buy the new iPad when it was released in November."

So, Apple sold everything they had. And, how is this bad news for Apple?

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