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Android tablets gaining market share at the expense of the Apple iPad says report

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Oct 2012, 21:06

According to Strategy Analytics, market share for Android powered tablets has risen to over 41% at the end of the third quarter, a sizable improvement from last year's share; at the same time, the Apple iPad has seen a significant drop in its slice of the tablet pie...

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 22:34 4

17. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Hey, shut the f*ck up with that excuse already. It's Apple's decision to be the only company to distribute iOS. NOT GOOGLE, NOT MICROSOFT, NOT SAMSUNG, APPLE'S.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 22:42 3

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Problem with that theory is that manufacturers compete with apple and each other, as a result android is always on friendly fire, because every company wants to take the top spot, just like saying it was smartphone excuse. Now Samsung is top seller by itself, apple is just facing competition because companies are doing amazing things with android and expanding good quality products to the reach of the average consumer, as a person with a nexus 7 and a PC I have to say I'm using my N7 even more than my computer. Because its portable has good battery and if it breaks I can just tow in 200-250 to get an new one.

Is not sheer number that's winning, its several factors from variability to price to usage and performance

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 23:57 2

26. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Take that school yard junk elsewhere, this is the real world and ain't anything fair out there...just check out the lawsuit riddled 2 years we've had to endure. Options is what makes the consumer world go round 3 products later, now Apple tells you that you need a smaller iPad...no thanks already have an Android that fits the bill for a lot cheaper too.

What credit should we give Apple by the way? Aside from creating the space for the product, what else is there? Innovation in said space? Not sure but last time I checked these bozos wanted to claim a patent on a rounded rectangle because everyone had free reign to use a bloody rectangle to make their own pads and differ in price and what it comes packed with...why you have to hate Apple? Fear of competition is all I see, has little to do with protecting their obviously bulls**t patent on rounded rectangular objects with a touchscreen inside of it. If it were up to these guys no one would be able to make a full screen smartphone or any kind of tablet because somehow rectangular shaped devices with touchscreens on them is the sole idea of the almighty Apple am I right boys?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 07:27 1

37. Aeires (unregistered)

Same thing people said when that argument was brought up with the iPhone, it's Apple's choice to make so few products.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 22:33 3

16. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Here comes the "100 vs 1" excuse.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 22:46 2

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Is a dumb argument just because we don't see Samsung people promoting an LG device or vise versa, the thing is clear android tabs are getting appeal, and the best part apps keep improving every day to the point it will be a matter of time before apps compatible with both phone and app are the same numbers as iOS and just like on phones this argument will be over

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:07 3

27. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

man... i see a vision... the COURT... the JUDGE...

Apple once lost from windows, they DEFINITELY using whatever it takes to keep iPhone (that now are being in "draw" to android phone) and their iPad now "eaten" by android tablet. we SURELY would see the COURT.

I HATE SUING for so biased action and looks and feels patent, not the codes or methods.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 04:09 1

35. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Blame the Flawed USPTO and Laws in US which allows people to even Patent Postures of YOGA :)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:52

28. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Surely iPad-Mini will again eat iPad4 sales much much more comparing to Nexus 7 and other Tablets, imho...

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 01:34

31. tedkord (Posts: 14133; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

And now you see the reason why Apple decided that 7-inch tablets aren't all that DOA.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 03:07

32. mxion (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

i love apple

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 11:22 1

41. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Android is proven to be the most flexible platform for me. No 1 choice for media consumption.

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