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[Garter]Tablet Sales Grew 68 Percent in 2013, With Android Capturing 62 Percent of the Market

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Android Tablets overtake Ipad for the first time.

p.s title edited to fit format, If Mod deem this should be under "Technology and Science News" then please move it, I am not sure where it should go.
Edited by sherlock - 3/3/14 at 5:53am
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I figured Microsoft would have captured more than that but I guess most of their sales are coming in the form of touchscreen laptops or "convertibles". I think with the recent introduction of the low priced Dell and Lenovo tablets they should get a little further into the market. The question there is will it be at the expense of Apple or Google? Hmmmmm... thinking.gif
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well i got my wife a nexus 2013 but she broke the screen and i got the kids 1 tablet each, so 3 for last year, the 29 dollar tablets work great.
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I am actually impressed by the volume of ipad sales, regardless of market share. But also gets me sad when I see so much money wasted on vanity items with excuses that are not openly attributed to personal preference.

Too much fuss around the money spent on Apple devices for use in the US educational system, and especially California.
Not just ipads. but also MBPs, and MPs (for colleges).
LA alone has labeled this "the billion $ ipad rollout", trying to get an ipad for every student pre-kindergarten through high school.

Would be ok if a significant % of this spending would translate in benefits for US workers, or even a measurable improvement in the student's performance over using competitive products that would cost far less than half the price, but...there isn't any.
Business as usual for Apple, mismanaged funds as usual by those that don't really care. Not like Samsung is better or less shady, especially in Korea, but darn there is more than meets they eye when talking spending of this magnitude.

It is embarrassing, especially for someone like me who used to beach about how such spending initiatives are miss-managed in my home-country, just to find out that nothing really changes a hemisphere around mad.gif
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It's hard for me to imagine an average person choosing an Android tablet over an iPad. Every tablet my family owns is an iPad. Only a friend of mine owns an Android.
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It's hard for me to imagine an average person choosing an Android tablet over an iPad. Every tablet my family owns is an iPad. Only a friend of mine owns an Android.

Most(>60%) of my tablet usage is watching HD videos(either stream from my computer/netflix/youtube), there is no chance of me buying a 4:3 Ipad ever.
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It's hard for me to imagine an average person choosing an Android tablet over an iPad. Every tablet my family owns is an iPad. Only a friend of mine owns an Android.
Why? Just because you and your family own iPad's and your friends are sheep as well, suddenly your guys are the rule. Well in fact, as the data clearly suggest, you are the exception. 62% of people are buying android tablets. How about the family that doesn't have 400-500$ to drop on a single tablet?
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Just got myself a N7 2013. Offline GPS is nice for the price.

Pretty good but I got two problematic units.. one with an erratic touch screen, the other occasionally reboots.

Read issues on the an iPad Air and it seems to has some infamous "low memory crashing" issue.. IDK if the mini has it as well.

Oh well.. just some unlucky purchase for me I guess.
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iPad for life.
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