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 Apple’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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fatjoe
Member since:
2010-01-12

I am amazed that people can with a straight face claim that the shipment/sale numbers form vendors and analysts and sales channels are all wrong or suspicious then throw in some really crazy numbers from some site I never heard of using a method that is just plain stupid...


For your information, the stock browser on some Android tablets, out of the box will spoof the device as an iPad. Why? Because some web developers are idiots.

Edited 2013-07-26 23:07 UTC

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

I am amazed that people can with a straight face claim that the shipment/sale numbers form vendors and analysts and sales channels are all wrong or suspicious then throw in some really crazy numbers from some site I never heard of using a method that is just plain stupid...


Some site you have never heard of such as Adobe?

Whose site spells out how it has compiled it's data (150 bil­lion vis­its to 1,500+ websites)?

Remember we are talking about one report on the one side reporting one set of market conditions and numerous usage surveys using different sampling techniques and data sets on the other hand pointing in another direction. The disjunction between the two is a real phenomena worthy of some thought and analysis.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

To be fair, Adobe isn't particular large on Android. Beside there PDF reader (which has plenty better alternates on Android, some preinstalled by vendors) there isn't much from them there. Flash is either pre-installed and invisible or not supported on newer versions. Whats left is Adobe AIR and I know nobody using Android who installed it.

On iOS situation is different in that Apple and Adobe are partners, eg Photoshop for OSX, and the brand is more promoted, there products are more visible and used more on iOS.

In contrast we could citate a study from, lets say, Chrome how much users they have on iOS vs Android and draw conclusions.

Edited 2013-07-29 16:53 UTC

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

the stock browser on some Android tablets, out of the box will spoof the device as an iPad. Why? Because some web developers are idiots.


No it's does not. Where did you hear something so ridiculous? Modern Android tablets ship with Chrome, the older Android browser reported itself as Android.

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fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Ridiculous?

1. Even on Windows desktop Chrome identifies itself as AppleWebKit & Safari (http://www.whatsmyuseragent.com/)
2. In some tablets, the stock browser had identical user-agent to that of ipad (http://i.imgur.com/YKO9fXB.jpg).

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