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 shotsman on Sat 10th Aug 2013 15:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

Google is doing this to get more Ad hits. Ad hits mean revenue for Google.

If they get to the point where the ads start going overboard people (like me) will start using AdBlockers and other means to keep the screen clear of crap.

My company intranet has in internet POP in NYC. So are ads for health clinics in NYC are of interest to me? No they frigging well aren't because I am one big ocean away from NYC.
So I use Adblock+. No Ads mean no money for Google. Usingf a 'googliesed' OS allows them to bypass web Ad Blockers. The result is more ad hits.

Frankly, I have a policy of NEVER buying anything that is advertised to me. I wish Virgin Media would take the hint...

I am firmly of the opnion that no one company should be able to dominate any sector once it has matured. the PC sector is mature and is dominated by Microsoft but is shrinking.
The Tablet sector is just about to hit maturity and for Google to have more than 80% of the market is IMHO a clear and present danger. Who is going to keep Google in check? Apple, won't do it. As long as they are making decent profits then they will be happy. Google actually need Apple to be successful...

Isn't life strange?

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by JPisini on Sat 10th Aug 2013 17:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

Google is doing this to get more Ad hits. Ad hits mean revenue for Google.

If they get to the point where the ads start going overboard people (like me) will start using AdBlockers and other means to keep the screen clear of crap.


We have already hit that point and Google has fired back by removing the adblockers from the store. Yes they can be installed other ways but 99% of users have no idea how so in effect Google has won that battle.

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RE[3]: Comment by OSbunny
by shotsman on Sat 10th Aug 2013 18:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

So Google have removed the AdBlockers from the store?

Google's walled Garden then? Just as bad as Apple?

One reason why I don't have a smartphone of any sort.

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RE[3]: Comment by OSbunny
by 0brad0 on Sun 11th Aug 2013 06:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny"
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2007-05-05


We have already hit that point and Google has fired back by removing the adblockers from the store. Yes they can be installed other ways but 99% of users have no idea how so in effect Google has won that battle.


Even without them being in the store its easy as hell to Google for them and install them. AdBlock Plus provides a page that tells you how to do so step by step. It's so easy even an Apple user could do it. They haven't won anything.

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by Lennie on Sun 11th Aug 2013 22:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Google actually need Apple to be successful


Remember when Apple got a large sum of money from Microsoft to keep running ?

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RE[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by zima on Tue 13th Aug 2013 13:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Frankly, I have a policy of NEVER buying anything that is advertised

So you never buy ...anything? ;p

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