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: I would love to know
by sgtrock on Tue 4th Mar 2014 14:46 UTC in reply to "I would love to know "
sgtrock
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2011-05-13

While "Activations" are not sales, they are a reasonably accurate portrayal of new devices coming on the market. The number of people who do such a thorough reset that they would be re-activating a device is probably far less than 1%. Only hobbyists would be doing it on a regular basis. Tablets are cheap enough that if one that is more than 18 months fails, the more economic use of one's time is to simply buy a new one.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

While "Activations" are not sales, they are a reasonably accurate portrayal of new devices coming on the market. The number of people who do such a thorough reset that they would be re-activating a device is probably far less than 1%. Only hobbyists would be doing it on a regular basis. Tablets are cheap enough that if one that is more than 18 months fails, the more economic use of one's time is to simply buy a new one.


I would think that Activations would be more then 1% because that does not take into account for people upgrading to new phones and selling or giving away the old. Replacement phones and refurbished phones.

My other argument here is that they got Apples numbers wrong by almost 5 million and the bulk of the Android sales are from no name companies that no one seems to be able to put a finger on but Gartner.

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