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By year-end consumers will be buying more tablets than computers

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By year-end consumers will be buying more tablets than computers
Google's Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai is up on stage to introduce the new Nexus 7, but he had some exciting numbers to share about the fascinating growth of tablets.

In the last year alone, tablet sales have exploded and the big news is that by the end of the year tablet sales will overtake PC sales. What a monumental change in the paradigm. Total Android tablet activations have reached 70 million by the end of the first half of 2013.

"Almost one in two tablets sold worldwide is based on Android," Pichai explained.

Google Play also has grown tremendously marking a 2.5x growth in the amount paid to developers and app downloads have gone over 50 billion. Impressive numbers, aren't they?

By year-end consumers will be buying more tablets than computers
By year-end consumers will be buying more tablets than computers

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posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:22

1. Kurai (unregistered)


Well, people always tend to follow the new trend . . .

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:31

2. pwnarena (Posts: 964; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


also by next year, china's economy will be bigger than the usa's. i was really surprised to know that india is now the world's 3rd largest economy. japan is 4th with a very small margin away from the 5th.

sorry. OT. just can't help it. things have really changed in this world i used to know.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:33 3

3. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


bye bye Microsoft :D
windows 8 already proved :D

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:19 1

7. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


MS has some stupid loyal fans... who don't realize MS wants to stop innovation so that people would still buy its crappy Windows/ WP 8...

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:33

4. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


thats obvious no need to make a report of it if every home have a PC or two in contrast every indivisual in home can have a tablet of his/her own

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:09 3

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


i still rather a laptop just for the keyboard when typing......feels much better than a tablet

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:39 1

6. Sondae (Posts: 193; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Tablet is good for on the go but it wont stay longer like PC or laptop. Tablets tend to overheat and slow things up if it heats up. I rather go on laptop or PC.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 04:50

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2818; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Those who uses heavy softwares for development they need PCs / Laptops, and who want only internet and games they would use Tabs and this figure is large in number.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:41

12. FadyNabil (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 May 2013)


please stop this,
tablet is gonna overtake pcs, post pc area, bla bla bla, the same words over and over again

do you get that peoples are charging their tablets from their laptops?! and they download stuff by their laptops and then copy to tablets, tablets are nothing more than a big phone! it's not a pc replacement.

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