Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 10:44 UTC
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A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Appleā€™s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in 2013, Android took nearly 62% of sales on 121 million tablets, while Apple sold 70 million iPad tablets for a 36% share.

In comparison, last year, Apple led the tablet category with nearly 53% of sales on 61 million units, compared to Android at nearly 46% with 53 million tablets sold.

This was always inevitable. Apple won't mind though - they're still raking in the profits.

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I wonder how the Apple brigade is going to spin this bit of news now.

I wonder how the Android brigade still consider overall platform market share as a meaningful metric to "prove" that Apple is doomed.

There is nothing to spin here: Android is winning on the volume sales worldwide and Apple is winning everywhere else: profit, usage share, mindshare etc.

I think Apple and the Apple brigade is fine with that.

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Apple is winning everywhere else: profit, usage share, mindshare etc.

Profit yes, usage share and mind share...not really.

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