Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 21:56 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global Android tablet shipments have increased 177 percent annually to 17.6 million units. The total number of tablets shipped in Q1 of 2013 was 40.6 million. Since 17.6 million of those 40 million tablets where powered by Android then it means that Android has a 43 percent global share. The other two big operating systems (and their respective eco-systems) in the global tablet market are Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows 8 RT. Apple still leads the race with a 48 percent market share, while Microsoft has managed to go from nothing (since Windows 8 RT is its first real tablet OS) to a 7.5 percent market share by selling some 3 million Windows based tablets." If these figures are even remotely accurate, we're going to see Android dominate the tablet (in market share) too. Not good. The Windows RT figures are a shimmer of hope, though.
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RE: Comment by Nelson
by reduz on Thu 25th Apr 2013 23:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
reduz
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2006-02-25

As an unhappy WP8 user, I think they are both kind of unusable and deserve the slow/poor sales.

I was happy because in theory (and unlike Google) MS can update your phone independently from the carrier, but I had the phone for a while and no updates happened. The OS is still plagued of bugs and usability issues and MS is not doing anything about it. On the other side,

Google updates my Nexus 7 constantly and every update makes the software noticeably much better, so I guess next time I'll just get a Nexus Phone.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 26th Apr 2013 11:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I've received three updates for WP8 and like ten updates for WP7 before that.

The updates vary by carrier and region, but I generally have received a pretty steady stream of updates from Nokia.

Microsoft has two more updates planned this year before the Windows Pbone Blue update.

If you have more faith in Google's ability to keep you up to date, then be my guest. Android would likely be an overall better fit for your personal tastes.

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