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[TUAW]Report that iPad is losing share to Android tablets corrected

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A circulating report falsely suggests the iPad is still the #1 tablet on the market, but is losing market share to Android. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, the iPad held on to a 75.3% market share in Q4 2010, while Android captured a respectable 21.6% share. This distribution differs greatly from the previous quarter, when the iPad dominated with 95.5% market share and Android took a small 2.3%. Much of this boost comes from sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which reportedly jumped to two million units by the end of the year.

Good news for Apple, though, as the data used in this Strategy Analytics report is incorrect. After stating it had sold two million Galaxy Tab devices early last week, the Korean manufacturer confirmed on Friday that this figure was the number of devices sold to carriers and other retailers. It was not the final number that landed in the hands of consumers. Samsung executive Lee Young-here corrected this misunderstanding and stated that the number of tablet devices sold to consumers is actually "quite small." Until Samsung can produce numbers based upon consumer sales, the iPad will continue its reign as the dominant tablet on the market.
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post #2 of 15
It's pretty easy for Apple to dominate, when no one else has been serious in bringing products out, at least in these parts. Of course, the city I live in is a disaster, I can't even find anyone that sells a decent netbook...
post #3 of 15
wife wants an ipad. i do as well. so were both getting one.
post #4 of 15
this is based on the other companies reports of how many tablets shipped and its probly like samsungs tab where they counted the ones sent to the cell carriers
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iPhone was dominating but now not so much. What will happen to apple once people realize there are better products out there for cheaper.
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This just goes to show how gullible people are when they read the precursor, "Based on a study performed by <insert trustable name>..."

Also, this time it happened to be for a story about Android slowly capturing the market, but this goes to show that all studies or statistics should be taken with a grain of salt, especially the ones benefiting Apple and more despised companies as well.

No one company should have bias statistics published based purely on reputation or presumption.
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I do not like the iPad honestly. I've been looking into getting a decent tablet and the Galaxy Tab failed to impress; as a 3G S owner I see nothing I can do on an iPad my phone doesn't do already. Hopefully this thing DOES lose it's market share so we can see some GOOD competition.
 
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by r3skyline View Post
wife wants an ipad. i do as well. so were both getting one.
why don't you guys get two? you know? one for each person?
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Sales are "quite small" because Samsung jumped the gun and shipped a tablet just to ship a tablet. Waiting a bit so they could put out a proper tablet with better specs and honeycomb would have been a much better solution.
    
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Well, back when Apple had 95% market share, the marketplace for tablet competitors was not as large, and the iPad was pretty much the best tablet which came out. Now as competitors are coming in, now Apple is facing competition.
     
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