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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RE: Comment by NuxRo
by Deviate_X on Sat 10th Aug 2013 12:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
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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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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[3]: Comment by NuxRo
by Nelson on Sat 10th Aug 2013 12:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo"
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Who the hell wants to? Android Tablet market is becoming the Android Phone market where razor thin margins are the norm.

That's not to take away from the happy medium of say $199 - $299 tablets that Android could become/maybe is strong in. If they can dominate those price points then the sub-$100 price points are just icing on the cake.

I think its been an impressive showing, but it almost feels like a fragile victory. The Android tablet ecosystem needs to rapidly expand (and with Google's impressive I/O showing may do so) in order to meet rising volumes, or kill the baby in the cradle so to speak.

Then there's Microsoft who is gearing up for sub-10 inch tablets and 10 inch tablet/hybrids which may trap Apple in a two front war and a pincer move. Interesting times ahead.

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


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