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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by 0brad0 on Tue 4th Mar 2014 03:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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The only Android tables I have spotted were sitting on shelves and most looked like toys. Most aren't any good and I suspect people with little knowledge in to the matter buy them, use them and then put them up for sale or in the bottom drawer.


iPad's are expensive toys too. iPad's and iOS are not good either. I have quite a few friends that used to have iPad's and iPhone's and switched to Android powered tablets / phones and will never look back.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Mar 2014 05:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

I think most tablets and even smart phone to a large extend are luxury items and thus could be described as toys.

But in The Netherlands if you visit a toy store you are very likely to find some cheap Android tablets. These tablets have kids as their target audience. Even in more serious stores most Android tablets seem to be targeting kids, while Windows tablets are more appealing to serious users.

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