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[3]: Scary?
by kristoph on Sun 11th Aug 2013 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Scary?"
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I don't mean to belabor the obvious but 'nothing better' has really emerged on commodity PC hardware because, from the OEM perspective, Windows is a reasonably cheap safe bet.

Sure there have been attempts (for example BeOS was far better in it's time) but there was just inadequate commercial momentum for alternatives.

The same situation will undoubtedly occur in the phone and tablet markets where Android will dominate due to the fact that it's free and it has great developer support.

It's possible a company like Samsung or perhaps some combination of APAC companies could launch an alternative but it would be a real uphill battle.

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RE[4]: Scary?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 11th Aug 2013 19:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Scary?"
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(for example BeOS was far better in it's time)

It really wasn't.

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RE[5]: Scary?
by helf on Mon 12th Aug 2013 04:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Scary?"
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Care to elaborate?

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RE[4]: Scary?
by zima on Tue 13th Aug 2013 13:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Scary?"
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(for example BeOS was far better in it's time)

Not in its time on x86 PCs - it was ported there too late, in the times of quite decent win98se and close to win2k.

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