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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by Hiev on Sat 10th Aug 2013 15:51 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

To be honest, some of those Android tablets sold are crap and they are cheap.

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by shotsman on Sat 10th Aug 2013 18:31 in reply to "..."
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

It is those cheap Android crap tablets that are giving the whole Android tablets range a bad name.

My Cousin bought one of them and complained that it could'nt display HD movies despite the tech blurb saying that it could.

After digging, I found that it could but only if connected to a full HD display. Look at the same movie on the device itself and it was crap.

Frankly a lot of the cheap tablets suffer from the same problem as cheap laptops. viz, 1366x768 displays (or the 16:9 equivalent for tablets).
Once you get a decent display things look up a lot.

You get what you pay for but in these times there are a lot of people who can't afford to pay for something decent and get put off by the crap device they can afford.

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by bert64 on Sat 10th Aug 2013 19:32 in reply to "RE: ..."
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

I have a friend who bought a nexus 7 and was thrilled with it, and then sometime later was given a cheap lowend android tablet for free which he hated.
His comment was if that the cheap tablet had been his first experience of android it likely would have soured him against android, but that having used the nexus device he now knows what android devices can be like and thus recognises the cheap tablet for what it is.

Microsoft have always been in the same boat, the reputation of windows has always been made worse by unstable lowend hardware, poor drivers, poor third party software etc. MS also however used it as an excuse, as in many cases hardware which was terribly unstable under windows ran reliably if you put linux on it.

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by Lennie on Sun 11th Aug 2013 22:35 in reply to "RE: ..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

It is those cheap Android crap tablets that are giving the whole Android tablets range a bad name.


And the same thing was said about the cheap Android smartphones.

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by Soulbender on Sun 11th Aug 2013 17:38 in reply to "..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No shit Sherlock. So what? There are also cheap devices that are good and expensive ones that are crap.

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