Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:56 UTC
In the News "According to the CONTEXT data, Android tablets now account for 61.2 percent of the Western European tablet market, more than double the 25.1 percent recorded the same time last year. Apple iOS devices, meanwhile, fell to 37.2 percent of Western European tablet market sales by distribution, from 71.2 percent at the same time last year." This is nothing short of a catastrophic collapse of iPad market share in Europe. Furthermore, "This analysis also screens out the effect of Windows 8, credited in some quarters with helping to drive increased tablet market share and cut into Appleā€™s tablet lead, but in fact with little to no impact, according to CONTEXT." And yes, Windows 8 on tablets is a dud.
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uh huh
by kristoph on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:26 UTC
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

Thom,

It always fascinates me how you don't bother posting on stories which contradict the world view you want to see.

Firstly, IDC already published 'shipment' numbers where iOS tablets are actually shipped at about this rate globally so this is not even particularly new news.

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24093213

Secondly, all those shipment's don't obviate the fact that, you know, iOS tablets are the most prevalent in the wild (by like a huge margin).

http://chitika.com/insights/2013/june-tablet-update

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RE: uh huh
by darknexus on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:29 in reply to "uh huh"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Bottom line is: any study of platform X over platform Y is going to be skewed toward the author's favored side. Android is successful, as is iOS. We all get our apps and everyone's happy. Competition is a fine thing, although if Google keeps alienating users we may see Android fall a bit.

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RE: uh huh
by No it isnt on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:38 in reply to "uh huh"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

That's for 1Q13. iPad shipments declined for the first time in 2Q13.

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RE[2]: uh huh
by kristoph on Fri 26th Jul 2013 20:37 in reply to "RE: uh huh"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Actually, the data cited in the linked 'report' was for first half od 2013. I am showing you data from June.

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RE: uh huh
by MOS6510 on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:42 in reply to "uh huh"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I just spend 3 week in a hotel in Turkey. The same one as in 2010 when I was the only iPad user. Some guest carried laptops around and I spotted a few ereaders.

This year it was crazy. A large amount of iPads. I spotted no other brands. Also a lot of iPhones and Androids, no BlackBerry or WP. Funny enough most shopkeepers had an iPhone 4/4S (no 5) and always kept them on the counter in plain sight.

All those devices did mess up the hotel WiFi: it was almost always overloaded. At one point I managed to hack in to the router and kick everybody off by deactivating the DHCP server and giving my iPhone a static IP. It worked very well for a while.

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RE[2]: uh huh
by Hiev on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:54 in reply to "RE: uh huh"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Are Hotels still using the default admin user and password?

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RE[2]: uh huh
by benytocamela on Fri 26th Jul 2013 20:57 in reply to "RE: uh huh"
benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

At one point I managed to hack in to the router and kick everybody off by deactivating the DHCP server and giving my iPhone a static IP. It worked very well for a while.



and the stereotype of the entitled asshole apple user continues...

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