Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st May 2013 21:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Q1 2013 numbers from IDC, a technology and telecommunications research firm who keeps track of this sort of thing, show that Android tablets now lead the market with a 56.5-percent share. The 27,800,000 units shipped in the quarter is a 247-percent improvement from this time last year, when just 8,000,000 units were shipped. It's important to note that this increase doesn't come at the expense of Apple, who shipped 65.3-percent more tablets in Q1 2013 than they did in Q1 2012 - it shows the market is growing, and the lions share of new purchases are Android." While Android's market share growth scares me, it's good that it's not really harming the competition. Also, maybe this will be the carrot for developers to improve Android tablet applications.
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RE[4]: Android is scary?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 2nd May 2013 06:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Android is scary?"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Mafia. Nothing more, nothing less. Scumbag criminals who ought to be behind bars for the damage they do to the industry.

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RE[5]: Android is scary?
by Nelson on Thu 2nd May 2013 06:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Android is scary?"
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2005-11-29

And just what damage have they done? Its easy to claim they've done harm, but its harder to show proof of such harm.

I'm just tired of this meme that these poor multinational corporations are being abused by the big bad Microsoft.

Maybe Florian wasn't wrong, maybe there isn't any serious prior art, maybe the courts aren't wrong. Maybe Microsoft's string of Android patent victories are not coincidental. Maybe, just maybe, there is merit behind Microsoft's IP claims.

If we're to believe lemur here, Microsoft makes a negligible amount of money off of Android. Lol. Right.

I also don't think I need to remind you that IP licensing is very pervasive and in no way exclusive to Microsoft. Maybe they're all criminals.

You have a very strange and broad definition of a protection racket.

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RE[6]: Android is scary?
by WereCatf on Thu 2nd May 2013 06:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Android is scary?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I'm just tired of this meme that these poor multinational corporations are being abused by the big bad Microsoft.


I would say Microsoft also counts among those multinational corporations and that they all do a whole lot of abusing.

Maybe, just maybe, there is merit behind Microsoft's IP claims.


I personally do not believe that. Microsoft simply has the resources to tie up anyone they don't like in all sorts of legal shenanigans for decades and therefore it is simply more cost-effective for these companies to make a licensing deal with Microsoft -- if you get tied up in legal matters and if Microsoft manages to get a temporary injunction against you so that you can't sell your products then it simply doesn't matter anymore which party is right because you'll still be taking heavy losses. It's a matter of "Swallow your pride and take the cash."

If we're to believe lemur here, Microsoft makes a negligible amount of money off of Android. Lol. Right.


Aye, he obviously hasn't looked at Microsoft's revenue figures.

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