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Android now at 30% of tablet market

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Android now at 30% of tablet market
Statistics from Strategy Analytics are showing that Android tablets are making just as fast a move in market share as Android phones had before. New statistics show that Android tablets held 30% of the market share in Q2 of this year, as compared to just 2.9% of the market in the same quarter last year.

Of course, in Q2 of last year, there were really no big name Android tablets on the market. The Samsung Galaxy Tab, which really started the Android tablet wave, wasn't released until November 2010. So, in Q2 the Android tablet market was made up mostly of devices that had no access to Google Apps or the Android Market, which have never had that much commercial success.

Unfortunately, the statistics also don't make any distinction between Android tablets using phone versions of Android, and those running the official tablet version, Honeycomb. Given that the latest numbers from Google say that Honeycomb is still less than 1% of the Android OS distribution, obviously the majority of Android tablets in the market are running what is really the phone version of the OS.

How do you think the numbers will look at this time next year?

source: BGR

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posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:12 20

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4858; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I told everyone this, it is only a matter of time before Android tablets would creep up like the Android phones did. Android is a OS that the masses are embracing. I am telling you guys this, iOS is getting boring to the masses. It's the same thing since 2007. Android is fresh and clean. Google consistently is updating the OS. People recognize this & like the TLC Google gives their beloved Android. Apple keeps force feeding iOS's old crusty goods & the masses are starting to get fed up. It's only a question of when Android's Honeycomb will be #1 in the tablet market like Android already is in the mobile market. Wait until Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets rolling.......
iOS 5 yeah Apple good luck with that! Same old same old! lol

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:19 3

67. stealthd (unregistered)


Android will be #1 when developers start choosing it first instead of iOS. That hasn't even happened on the phone side of things, where Android easily outnumbers iOS devices. Until that happens, all Android will be is the most accessible OS, available everywhere at every price point. Most widely used != best.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:36 6

71. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well, you just contradicted yourself.

android IS number one on phones, regardless of how u feel about developers.

Open source trumps closed source every time. Its inevitable.

Concidering Android tablets have only been in the market for really less than a year and theyve already chunked 30% of the market, that doesnt really bode well for the competion.
I guess Stevey better start doing something more than minor hardware updates and adding 1mpx cameras to keep his market share.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:55 1

74. stealthd (unregistered)


You mean like how Linux beat out Windows and Mac OS? I'd like to know where you get the impression that open always wins in the end because it's never happened before.

When I was referring to "#1" I was referring to which is the best. The best platform has the best developers behind it and that's iOS. The best in sales isn't always the best available. I'm sure you'll use that argument for the iPad and then ignore it when talking about Android handsets.

It's funny you should mention incremental upgrades because that's literally all that happens on Android:
"My phone has a 1.2GHz dual core processor, that beats the pants off your crappy

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:57 1

76. stealthd (unregistered)


Darn it phone arena...cut out the bottom of my post.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 21:27 2

92. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


concidering linux has no advertisement support and you have to be kinda geeky to use it well, its actually doing quite good.

Oh yea, and Mac OS and Android are both based on linux. Dayum. I guess Linux is doing GREAT.

does any steadfast iBot have any idea about anything? lol

If you think going from the single core phone to a dual core 1.2 is an "incremental upgrade" you have no idea about processing power. Its an "exponential upgrade"

No, iphones upgrade from 650mhz to 1ghz was an incremental upgrade. And by the time they did it, 1ghz was already pretty much mainstream.

Best is also subjective, u should refrain from using it so much. :) You cant win an arguement on "best" because its an opinion.


Oh yea, and america beat the soviets in the cold war.. free market vs socialism/communism. open vs closed. There is a reason we are the world's only super power (at least until china catches up).. We have the biggest free market (and one of the only truely free markets) left in the world.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 23:23 2

97. stealthd (unregistered)


Mac OS is based on Unix, not Linux. It's not surprising you can't tell the difference though.

And your capitalism/communism analogy doesn't really make any sense. Open source would actually work much better in a socialist/communist state where the lack of a capitalistic incentive would encourage the sharing of code.

Processor upgrades like you just described are in no way exponential. To add insult to injury, there's practically nothing Android offers that takes advantage of the hardware in the first place.

You just cant get anything right can you?

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 12:48

104. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@stealthhd. You're way too smart for remix, hahahahaha.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 10:09

118. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it is the capitalistic incentive that encourages sharing of the code.. we call that liscencing fees.
regardless of what u want to believe, people are selfish. They arent going to bust their butt to give stuff way. Communism has never beaten capitalism and never will. There is a reason for america's meteoric rise to power while socialist countries keep crumbling.


UNIX is an Open Group specification while Linux is an Open Source kernel designed for an Open Source UNIX clone: Gnu/Linux

Linux is born from Unix. My wording may have been incorrect by my point still was.

Yup, definitely too smart for me.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 20:03 1

89. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


The only reason is because android has 5457698663146 tablets...

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 02:01

100. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I think your numbers are a bit underestimated

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:13 11

2. CaptK (unregistered)


just wait for apple to file another lawsuit because android is up 30% in tabs

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:32 9

5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@captk. And Apple will sue android tab makers for sure. They should let the copycats get away with this :)

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:36 14

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Exactly.. I mean - The transformer looks just like the iPad!1111oneonezero. It may be in widescreen format, with superior resolution, processor, have 600x times more Advanced OS, not to mention widgets and live wallpapers, better cameras, memory expansion slots, a dock with a keyboard and a battery on it with USB exits, and it's 100$ cheaper for the base model - but noooo - it looks just like an iPad!!!11oneone.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:42 7

9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@ilia. Who said that those are the things that Apple will sue them for? Lol. Always remember this. Copying is not limited to hardware alone, but software as well :) Just wait and see.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:45 8

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)


lolz I wanna see Apple try to sue Asus for the transformer. Asus will eat them for lunch.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:59 7

16. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@ilia. I'm sure Apple's legal department is already looking into it. Not saying that they will sue or who they will sue. But they will if they see that there's infringements going on.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 15:46 9

32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4858; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What bogus BS! 530gemini how on Earth do you know what Apple's legal team is doing? Now I know you are so full of sh*t. lol 530gemini is Apple's legal teams official iSheep mascot! lol

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 16:04 8

34. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@superfandroidevo. And how on earth did ilia know that Apple is going to sue Asus? Lol. I was simply replying to his unsupported comment. Maybe you fandroids should watch your comments first :)

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:56 1

75. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I dunno.. how many major hardware manufacturers can Apple alienate with its sue happy nature? Asus is a major manufacturer of quality parts, they are probably chomping at the bit to sue them for something.. lol

"we invented computer parts too!!" - Apple

Apple sues to protect marketshare, not IP.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 19:55

86. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@remix. Ummmmm, who made the most profit again? Who sold the most tablets again! Who sold the most smartphones again? Why it's Apple, the ipad and the iphone :) And look who's upset because Apple is so successful? YOU, hahahahahaha.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 17:18 6

51. AppleFUD (unregistered)


yeah, kind of like how Apple copied the grid of icons. . . . . . what else does iOS have that's unique other than the grid of icons that's been around since the Xerox Star and Palm?

Oh, that's right. . . a launcher. . . no wait, that's been around for a while. Oh yeah, they invented multi-touch. . . no, wait that's been around for 30 years.

Rounded corners?

Oh, I know!
A logo of an apple with a bite out of it. . . .
No, wait I've seen that in history before too. . .
damn. . . I know they did something first. . .

Stole the GUI form Xerox. . . yeah, that's it.

Apple, innovating by stealing others' ideas and claiming them as our own. . . and our iSheep will bleat out that we were the inventors because they are that stupid!

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 17:26 2

55. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@applefud. And what did google make first? Oh yes, NOTHING, because they're just waiting for what's next with Apple and copies it :)

Apple didn't steal anything. They innovated. But of course since you're just a pathetic hater, everything about Apple was stolen eventhough they own tons and tons of patents :)

Apple rules, and there's nothing you or your hate can do about it :)

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 19:00 1

77. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


google maps, earth, goggles, +, advanced internet searching, on and on and on...

Lets be honest for a second gemini. Google has made products that have bettered all of humanity in the information realm. Google IS data search and categorizing.
Apple makes over priced toys with shiney logos on them.

If the world had to do without one of the companies and all their inventions, who do u think they would choose?

And btw, Stevey Jobs did steal his original OS designs from xerox. Your fanboyism cant change the fact that Jobs is a notorious theif in the computer realm. You can try to demonize everyone else all you want, but you are defending the OG of computer theivery.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 19:29

80. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@remix. I didn't know google invented the map, hahaha. Oh I know, they just put google before maps and it's now their invention, lol. What? Internet searching? They just copied Yahoo, and now they invented the search engine, lol. When google innovates, it's an invention, but when Apple innovates, it's stealing. Nice one fandroid.

You want honesty? Then be one. Look at the smartphones before the iphone came out? They were frustrating to use. It was the iphone that took smartphones to a new level, not google. Apple has been making computers, google is an advertising/search engine. Obviously, Apple has the experience in computing devices, not google. And you dare say Apple makes toys? Hahahaha.

Apple innovated. Google is the one who stole Apple's ideas. Want proof? ITC just favored Apple against HTC that jeopardizes all of google's android devices. Just wait and see. Google is the thief, not Apple, and the courts agree with me :)

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:15 2

65. box (unregistered)


Your comment is full of win. I'd uprate you if I could

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 18:16 2

66. box (unregistered)


That was @ AppleFUD

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:47 7

11. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


ya 530gemini and then Lenovo will sue Apple for copying the original tablets that apple copied to make their own. After all business have been using those for over 10 years now. I'm sure you knew that of course.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 14:02 6

17. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@doubler. Suing is anyone's right if they think that any of their protected patents are infringed.

Are you implying now that Lenovo started this touchscreen tablet trend, and not the ipad? Lol. Who dominated the tab market again? Oh yeah, it's Lenovo, hahahahahaha.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 14:15 6

20. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Umm Lenovo DID start the touchscreen tablet, I was implying that you really don't know much as most people on this site would agree.

And you can lol all you want when by the end of the year Apple will no longer be dominating the tablet market. So sad it had two years on android before the G1 came out. It lost the phone battle and now only a year out and its going to lose the tablet battle

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