Researcher says Android will overtake iPad soon, doesn't understand "Android"
posted by Michael H. / Apr 19, 2012, 7:26 PM
You'll also notice that we put Android in quotes. That's because for some reason Javelin counted Kindle Fire tablets and B&N Nook tablets as Android, which we find misleading. Whenever Google gives numbers for the Android ecosystem, those numbers are for Google Android devices only, and do not include non-Google Androids (NGAs) like the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire or Nook may run Android, but it is a full fork and is divorced from the main island of Google Androids. As such, we think it should be kept separate in numbers like this (just as Google does).
As such, it's hard to say exactly what the surveys found. The Kindle Fire is separated out as 10% of respondents, but the Nook tablets are included in the 32% given to Android tablets, so it's hard to say what the real numbers would be. Either way, having upwards of 25-30% of the market as Google Android tablets would still be a pretty solid number given the slow growth of the Android tablet market.
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So if you don't like it, why write an article about it unless you are trying to bash Android. There are a lot of polls taken that the author may think are more accurate.
posted on Apr 19, 2012, 7:29 PM 1
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The point of the article is to make sure that people understand the numbers more fully rather than just repeating the "findings" like other sites have done. Not everything is black & white pro-Android/anti-Android. There's a lot of nuance in the world.
posted on Apr 19, 2012, 7:55 PM 14
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"It almost seems inevitable that Android tablets will take over the majority of the tablet market sooner or later. " How about looking at sales of android tablets in India and mainland China, and you will find, that android tablets are currently out-selling iPads. Those "official" numbers are hard to come by, but since android is a commodity in the two most populous countries in the world, it's very hard for the iPad and iOS to remain the #1 tablet in the world.
posted on Apr 19, 2012, 8:34 PM 6
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Amazon's != Android. It can run Android app, but it is seperated from Android's ecosystem. Google is just trying to look nice doing that.
posted on Apr 19, 2012, 7:38 PM 1
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" The Kindle Fire is separated out as 10% of respondents, but the Nook tablets are included in the 32% given to Android tablets, so it's hard to say what the real numbers would be." You meant 42? Or did you take off 10 for the kindle. Either way though it should be 42 because 42 was giving to android but they did give you the ability to separate kindle if you wanted.
posted on Apr 19, 2012, 7:46 PM 1
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Indeed, while Apple will continue to be the Single biggest tablet maker on the market , android, collectively, will continue to hold its Own against it, with some notable devices like the Amazon kindle doing particularly well. But I think It will be not until 2013 that android shipments will Outnumber those Ios.....
posted on Apr 19, 2012, 8:17 PM 1
The numbers said cheaper mp3 players would overtake the iPod but they never did. Nothing is guaranteed.
posted on Apr 19, 2012, 9:18 PM 0
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