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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mistersoft
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2011-01-05

2 wrongs doesn't make a right and all that.

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?a05471=No+Operating+System&cat=191

6 out of 107 offerings offer No OS
(not a great % is it)

only 1 site, so I'm not making much of a point apart from it's not THAT hard to find No OS desktops at least.

But I think the big driver is that with OEM windows included with your purchase, it's just that much cheaper than installed aftermarket windows (and you know that you don't need to worry about updates breaking things or virii and spywares from dubious torrented downloads)

How many of us that would like to run linux/bsd's/other real 'FREE' OSes, still have either a need or a desire to run Windows and or OS X for a chunk of the time..?

And if you have that need, you want probably want it cheap as poss - so might as well have it included with your CPU purchase and relegate Linux to the aftermarket install rather than the other way around..

Finding commercially available dual boot systems is the REALLY hard thing! In fact, is that prohibited by MS OEM Windows selling rules?

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mistersoft Member since:
2011-01-05

ps - sorry to go off topic there.

To address that a little, I'd be really interested to know if anyone can track down ANY tablet manufacturers that offer THEIR wares with 'No OS' installed..?

I know quite a few manufacters of development systems offer hardware that will run both Ubuntu as well as Android. but not offered as consumer systems, certainly not without an OS.

It would be really interesting if in the future, a provider step up and created Quality OS agnostic tablet hardware able to run Ubuntu, Android, ...??Windows RT if MS were courageous in the future and opened up the RT platform to competition.(along with opening up the Windows Desktop capability on RT too..) THAT would be really interesting..

If they tank hard enough... maaaybe they might think along those scary lines..

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