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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RE[2]: Something seems a bit off...
by fatjoe on Fri 26th Jul 2013 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Something seems a bit off..."
fatjoe
Member since:
2010-01-12

*cough* Google Currents *cough*

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

*cough* Google Currents *cough*


I assume you are suggesting that Google Currents is used by so many Android tablet users (but oddly not by iPad users) that it hides enough Android user from those conducting platform web usage surveys to completely distort the survey results.

Novel idea. I find it a bit implausible but would love to see some evidence supporting it.

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fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

No evidence, just my personal usage pattern. I use Currents for about an hour every day. Chrome? Maybe 15 minutes every month.


This could have something to do with the fact that mobile Chrome sucks big time. And that you don't need to start a browser to do a Google search for something on Android...

Edited 2013-07-26 23:03 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Novel idea. I find it a bit implausible but would love to see some evidence supporting it.

Considering that rising Android tablets sales have had corroborating reports from many market research organisations, I find it interesting that you continue to live in this bubble...

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