Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Aug 2013 11:24 UTC, submitted by Sameer Singh
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Android tablets browsing share is still relatively low in Europe, but very strong in Asia. Despite the iPad's head start in the market, Android's tablet browsing share has nearly matched the iPad in Asia. More importantly, the overall trend is sharply in favor of Android tablets, which supports the strong shipment performance over the past few quarters.

Good analysis. Sameer Singh compares the growth trend of Android tablets to that of Android smartphones in the past, and it shows that Android tablet usage is actually growing faster than Android smartphone usage did in the past.

At this point, nothing seems to be able to stop Android's total and utter dominance. Not Apple, not Microsoft. Scary.

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Comment by NuxRo
by NuxRo on Sat 10th Aug 2013 11:48 UTC
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2010-09-25

It would have been scarrier to see Microsoft or Apple in Android's stead. ;)

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RE: Comment by NuxRo
by Deviate_X on Sat 10th Aug 2013 12:27 in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
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2005-07-11

While Android dominates (the zerg like) nominal volume marketshare, Apple actually still dominates by a wide margin "Value".

Tim Cook appears to be moving Apple to partially counter Android with lower cost offerings. Tapping into the budget constrained market.

This could change everything, as the Apple brand still has tremendous desirablility even more so in parts of Asia than USA.

Edited 2013-08-10 12:28 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by OSbunny on Sat 10th Aug 2013 12:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
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2009-05-23

Android tablets under $100 are widely available in Asia. Under $50 is the next milestone. Apple just can't compete at these prices. Just forget about it.

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 10th Aug 2013 12:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

This tactic really helped Apple the last time they did it.

Wait.

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