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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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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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

You clearly have no idea of what you speak. What you are referring to is the rendering engine identity (because, you know, these browsers were all WebKit/Safari based until recently). However, the user agent string will also identify the OS like so ...

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; {Android Version}; {Build Tag etc.}) AppleWebKit/{WebKit Rev}(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome<{Chrome Rev} Safari/{WebKit Rev}

So, obviously, it's trivial to identify the OS. The usage reports are accurate (in contrast to the 'sales' reports, which are often 'sold to vendor' rather then 'sold to customer').

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