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

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?

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9 Comments

1. Kurai unregistered

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

2. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

3. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

bye bye Microsoft :D windows 8 already proved :D

7. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 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...

4. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

6. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 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.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

12. FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 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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