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[2]: Comment by OSbunny
by JPisini on Sat 10th Aug 2013 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by OSbunny"
JPisini
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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[4]: Comment by OSbunny
by hackbod on Sun 11th Aug 2013 05:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by OSbunny"
hackbod Member since:
2006-02-15

Except that Android lets you install whatever applications you want from outside the Play Store, so no, not at all like Apple.

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RE[4]: Comment by OSbunny
by lemur2 on Sun 11th Aug 2013 14:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by OSbunny"
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2007-02-17

"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.


So Google have removed the AdBlockers from the store?

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

No, Google's Android is not a walled garden. Didn't you read the quote above ... they can be installed in other ways?

For anyone interested: my solution if to first visit the F-Droid site https://f-droid.org/ and from there install F-Droid and Firefox for Android.

Once Firefox is installed, one can then install the AdBlock Edge addon.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/adblock-edge/

Adblock Edge is a fork of the Adblock Plus version 2.1.2 extension for blocking advertisements on the web. This fork will provide the same features as Adblock Plus 2.X and higher but without "acceptable ads" feature.

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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"
0brad0 Member since:
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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