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Users starting to turn to Android tablets in 2013, total tablet sales will grow

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Users starting to turn to Android tablets in 2013, total tablet sales will grow
Apple popularized the tablet form factor with its iPad and in 2012 it dominated the industry, shipping 60% of all tablets, while Android tablets accounted for 37%.

But companies like Samsung and Amazon continue growing sales, and market researchers ABI claim the momentum is changing.

"The tide is definitely turning toward Android-based tablets, though Apple will not slouch as it feels the competition approaching," Jeff Orr, mobile devices senior practice director at ABI, said. "The iPad mini was a timely introduction in 2012, though ABI Research remains cautious about the bottom line impact this is having for Apple. The first quarter of 2013 should be the first time when production was able to meet market demand and a better sense of how much 9.7-inch iPad volume has switched to the smaller, lower-cost mini will be understood."

Samsung is - of course - the contender. The company has enjoyed huge success of its Galaxy smartphone lineup and that popularity is expected to show in tablets this year.

"A well-executed Samsung tablet strategy could double the company's market share this year," Orr said.

This year, nearly 150 million tablets are expected to ship worldwide. That makes it a $64 billion industry with a huge 28% growth since last year.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 04:52 12

1. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Android tablets finally starting their domination!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 05:11 3

3. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Android deserves it in compare to outdated iConboard (iToy) that even is not able to copy and open any file in any app, nfc, better security, any mouse and keyboard connect, photosphere, multi-user accounts etc etc.

I realy dont understand how anyone can buy such an inferior and dangerous iToy?

goo [dot] gl/WF2kj

Google must work harder with:
1) marketing (show how Android could replace PC at homes)
2) better defend itself! - looks like Google would do anything to make EU satisfied....so Google becomes an OBEDIENT DOG willing to do anything rotten Microsoft+Apple push (bribe) to EU ....

really looks like Google is lead just by coders....sadly

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 05:38

5. boosook (Posts: 1090; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It is lead by coders... since they fired Schmidt. And in my opinion we're already starting to see the results, even if Google has built so much that they will stay on top for many years to come.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:09

7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


they will stay on the top of course (they are very talented), but they don't have any strategy to make any product completely finished and its very common for almost every coder-led company

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 05:06 3

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)


With the rise of cheap but more than capable 720p China tablets, Samsung should go back to the drawing board and re examine their pricing. I have yet to see a bang for buck Samsung tablet, damn they are missing out every opportunity.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 05:17 2

4. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


no no, better to have a more expensive tablet than a cheap sh*t....I have an experience with that
so the first step is Nexus 7, cheaper tablets are crap with zero updates!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:01 2

6. martinlosha (unregistered)


Amazon is not an Android tablet.
They have their own marketplace.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:12 4

8. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


it is Android, they have their own marketplace = not a contradiction
here you can see that Android is truly free and open source......
I remember how I said 10 years ago: was enough that if one big company would develop its own open source OS and everyone would jump on it immediately......Google has filled my wish

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:08

11. martinlosha (unregistered)


Android won't be open source for much longer. Google chose to provide it open just because they couldn't compete head to head against apple.Who would pay for android? Nobody.
The first 3 years android wasnt even useable because it was laging like you wouldn't believe,plus the play store was poor,still is.
After android truly beats apple, then Google will switch and go for the big money.

Amazon tablets don't count as android, they bring no money to google.
They use the code but they have made it their own.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 12:53 1

12. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


You're funny or paid by Microsoft :-)
You're logic is a miracle, "A" is not "A" because it was written by someone else :-)
I will tell you a secret: you can have Google play on Amazon's tablets :-)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 17:37

15. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


First 3 years it wasnt even usable because it was lagging like you wouldnt believe? That would make year 3 2010.

2010 say the release of 2.2. Coming from 2.0.1 I can tell you havent really used or been thru the Android update process like some of us have.

2.2 made my Droid 1 a better phone. 2.3 made my Droid X1 a better phone.

I dont know what Android devices you used....or what you are comparing Android to. I still have my Droid 1 and Droid X1. Still use my Droid 1 from time to time. It is far from unusable. Is Android better now then in 2010? Of course, it should be. But what you describe isnt what the majority of us experienced....especially from older Android versions.

I will give you 2008 and 2009. But not 2010.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 04:38

17. martinlosha (unregistered)


My galaxy s2 is laggy.
The nexus 7 is laggy.
Even the s3 laggs some times.
Lagg is a part of Android

Still though think how many sacrifices android users have done through all these years.
Paying 500$ for laggy phones...i feel sorry for them

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 07:44 1

10. Aeires (unregistered)


And that same marketplace I can download the app for on any of my Android phones and tablets. Amazon is making Android tablets, just a forked version. It's still Android none the less.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 17:31 1

14. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Last time I checked....Android was the OS, not the marketplace.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:36 1

9. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


When it comes to tablet it will be either Sony Or Asus.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 15:09

13. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


it can be anything, LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC,......

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 01:17

16. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 25; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I give up about iPad and now I have a Galaxy Note 10.1.

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