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[8]: Android is scary?
by lemur2 on Thu 2nd May 2013 11:11 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Android is scary?"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Samsung has less than 5% market share. They don't even chart.


A Windows license costs more than a phone OS license. Even today, the Windows market is larger than the phone OS market. Ergo, a relatively small % discount on Windows licenses is enough to offset a small "Android license".

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RE[9]: Android is scary?
by Nelson on Thu 2nd May 2013 16:19 in reply to "RE[8]: Android is scary?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


A Windows license costs more than a phone OS license. Even today, the Windows market is larger than the phone OS market. Ergo, a relatively small % discount on Windows licenses is enough to offset a small "Android license".


Microsoft gets more than just phones. Microsoft makes money on Android phones and tablets.

But look, if you want to believe that Microsoft uses a Windows license price to negotiate a patent deal (despite the blatant anti-competitive overtones), then that's on you. I'll leave you to that. I really don't think there's any convincing you.

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