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 OSbunny
by No it isnt on Sat 10th Aug 2013 13:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Google doesn't assert their dominance in the same way Microsoft did. Unless the OEM blocks it, you can install a different ROM if you like, and on a tablet you don't really need the Google apps at all.

Of course, an OEM that wants to use Google apps will need to play by Google's rules, which is why Amazon does neither.

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by Nelson on Sat 10th Aug 2013 13:09 in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
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2005-11-29

Google is a different company with a different business model. Not asserting dominance in the same way isn't a sufficient enough standard to hold them to.

I don't think they're being outlandishly nefarious yet, but if it happens, using Microsoft as a measuring stick won't be adequate.

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by WorknMan on Sat 10th Aug 2013 17:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
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2005-11-13

Google doesn't assert their dominance in the same way Microsoft did.


Not yet anyway. The last thing I want to see is Android turn into another IE6, which I imagine WILL happen once they've crushed the competition.

Apparently, JBQ had to fight just to get factory images out there for Nexus devices, and more and more of Google's services are becoming non-open with no API to access, so it's already going that direction.

Point being, if you (and I don't mean you specifically) trust Google more than you would MS or Apple, then you're an idiot.

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RE[3]: Comment by OSbunny
by No it isnt on Sat 10th Aug 2013 23:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny"
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2005-11-14

Wrong. I've got every reason to trust Google more than Microsoft and Apple. For one, I can buy their stuff and still own my own hardware.

Sure, things may change. But pretending they already did makes you the idiot.

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