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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Scary?
by andydread on Sun 11th Aug 2013 19:48 UTC
andydread
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2009-02-02

What is scary about an open source operating system dominating the landscape? Microsoft and Apple are free to produce products with Android if they so chose. The fact is its Free Software and no one should be scared of software that guarantees users freedoms dominating the landscape.

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RE: Scary?
by bnolsen on Sun 11th Aug 2013 20:37 in reply to "Scary?"
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2006-01-06

development on android doesn't require extra purchase of anything unlike ios or winphone development. just download and go. I don't know how much google charges per android unit moved but I know MS charges substantial amounts per unit, and apple just folds it into their hardware cost.

The one extra player here which aren't in the PC world are the carriers. I don't know how much direct influence they have, and perhaps they could be seen as the brick and mortar part of the old computer days.

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RE[2]: Scary?
by Lennie on Sun 11th Aug 2013 22:42 in reply to "RE: Scary?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I also think Microsoft still makes more money on Android than on Windows Phone, from patent deals.

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