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03-12-2013, 05:01 PM #1
IDC: Android Tablets to End iPad's Market Lead This Year
Apple's once commanding leading in the tablet market will officially end this year at the hands of a little green robot. IDC projects that Android will surpass iPad in the global race for tablet supremacy before 2013 comes to an end.
“One in every two tablets shipped this quarter was below 8 inches in screen size. And in terms of shipments, we expect smaller tablets to continue growing in 2013 and beyond,” says Jitesh Ubrani, Research Analyst for IDC’s Tablet Tracker. “Vendors are moving quickly to compete in this space as consumers realize that these small devices are often more ideal than larger tablets for their daily consumption habits.”
Android’s share of the market is forecast to reach a peak of 48.8% this year (compared to 41.5% in IDC’s previous forecast). IDC says Android’s gains come at the expense of Apple’s iOS, which is now projected to fall from 51% of the market in 2012 to 46% in 2013.
Longer term, however, IDC believes that both iOS and Android will “eventually relinquish” some market share to Windows-based tablets, with Windows 8 predicted to grow from 1% of the market in 2012 to 7.4% in 2017.
03-12-2013, 05:09 PM #2
a 3-way race is the ideal situation for consumers.
03-12-2013, 06:28 PM #3
I'll take QUALITY over Quantity any day, keep your little droid crap.
03-12-2013, 09:15 PM #4
So people want larger phones and smaller tablets?
03-12-2013, 10:04 PM #5
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03-13-2013, 12:13 AM #6
What is android NOT doing yet? How is it NOT working together? I think you areva fan boy who has never used Android, but loves to bash it.
It wasnt Apple Maps. It wasn't Siri. This **** has existed for ages. We are talking about a company that could not define the phrase "quick toggles". We are talking about a company that didn't allow homescreen wallpapers until the 3rd version of their iOS. A company that rehashes the same look year, after year. A company that blames end users for manufacturing defects...telling us WE are holding the phone wrong when the antenna shorts out.
Quality of innovation goes to Android buddy. Quality of build means **** in the end of the day. No matter what you have, when you drop it, the screen will get damaged, the chassis will get scratched. It is all made in China. If you wanna talk quality...talk software.
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03-13-2013, 12:44 AM #7
Androids and their services feel glitchy, cheap and always lack the finesse that people paying such large amount of money expect. Thats where they lack.
Plus, the android is a very complicated phone. Not for enthusiasts like us, but for the general population.
My dad used to make calls on his android.. Or take a picture or two.
Then he got an iphone, and ive had days when he comes up to me and twlls me a feature or two. He installs apps, has a gigantic photo library and doesore than what you normally do on a smartphone!
Sure the specs and all are great on those new android devices but tell me this thing, how is my ip4, launched 3 years back still better at playing games than the s3? Temple run lags on the s3 sometimes but never on my iphone. Its more about usage of the available resources on the phone rather than the amount of resources available.
Sorry.. *complicated phone OS.
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03-13-2013, 02:33 AM #8
I think it had to happen at some stage, doesn't matter if they are better or worse. There are just so many more Android based devides to choose from, (at no doubt lower prices).
03-13-2013, 03:40 AM #9
And how does choice even matter when you're being made to choose from sub standard phones on an os which, to be completely honest, feels like its still in the beta stage. The no of bugs/crashes/ 'force closes' i used to experience in about a week's use of my android phone (s2), i havent experienced during the entire lifetime of my iphone (1 year 4 months)
And the hilarious fact is that s2 has better specs! Double the ram of the 4s, greater ghz and what not! Most androids will give u impressive numbers and a shallow satisfactory feel till u start using them and find out that the latest android that u bought is unable to run games and other apps ( the reason one buys a smartphone) as smoothly as a 3 year old iphone! Hahahaha
THESE are the real user statistics, not just some sales number randomly thrown at the world.
NOW THE IPHONE MIGHT NOT BE IMPLICITLY DESIGNED FOR HUMANS LIKE THE GS3, but it delivers a better performance to its owner, may it be a human or a dolphin.
03-13-2013, 08:21 AM #10
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03-13-2013, 11:26 AM #12
Thing is it's designed for a lower price point. That makes a big difference for some people. It's worth bearing in mind that it's the main factor some too.
03-13-2013, 02:30 PM #13
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03-13-2013, 05:15 PM #14
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03-13-2013, 10:46 PM #15
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03-14-2013, 12:13 AM #16
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03-14-2013, 11:05 AM #18
And seriously...how is Android "more complex"? If anything, Android is easier to root, and just as easy to navigate. Swipe the screen left or right. Touch the screen. Press the button to wake it up. If anything...iOS has a deeper menu tree than Android does. Have you ever gone into iOS settings? There are sub-menus after sub-menus after sub-menus in that thing. That sounds more complex than Android. Calling Androind complex is such a weak argument.
These are UNIVERSAL concepts.
Both environments have cameras
Both environments can install apps from a central location
Both environments are touch enabled
Both environments have web browsers, settings menus, and galleries.
It is like saying I can drive a Ford, but I cannot drive a Toyota because the steering wheel has different buttons on it. Go and take your complexity argument and shove it up whatever hole you crap out of.
And as for your question as to why Temple Run lags on your S3 and not on your iPhone 4. The fact of the matter is, is that is not a hardware problem. The problem resides in the game itself. The Architecture of the game may be coded to take advantage of different hardware that is not being used in the S3. This is a problem, even for PC gamers. SOme games run better on different cards. Crysis games, for example, are designed to take advantage of the Nvidia architecture. The equivalent ATI card will not show the same performance, and will be slightly slower. It is why some android apps are called "Tegra optimized". This means that some apps run better on the Nvidia Tegra chipset.
The same notion applies here. With so much hardware in the Android ecosystem (a good thing for CONSUMERS because have things called PREFERENCES) it is tough for one single app to run exceptionally on every platform.
For example, I have a Galaxy Note 1 (it replaced my iPhone 4) and 9/10 times, the performance I saw on my Note 1 exceeded my iPhone 4 when I tested multi-platform apps. It is all in the architecture.
Also...your Dad is pretty stupid if he cannot figure out how to use an Android device. I know 4 year olds who know how to use Android devices.
03-14-2013, 11:36 AM #19
Tired of this same old wasted conversation that only losers entertain now. Why dnt u go get a job or a hobby?
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03-14-2013, 11:55 AM #20
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