Robert Pogson

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Daily Archives / Saturday, June 25, 2011

  • Jun 25 / 2011
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FUD Flows Freely Against FLOSS

The FUD attacking Android/Linux is getting stronger by the week, a sure sign that M$’s “technological evangelism” is being fired up:

In fact, sales of Android tablets have been quite good and share of page views from Android tablets are nearly on par with iPads. iPad + iPhone gets 3.93% of page views on Wikipedia compared to 1.19% for Android. Surely Lawrence Latif and others should know that iTunes soaks up lots of megabytes and megabytes do not trounce page-views as usage. In fact, Gartner shows Android is expected to have a 20% share of tablets shipped in 2011, up from 14% in 2010. They project Android will catch iOS after 2015. I think Gartner is way off on that. The Android tablets released lately are spectacular compared to iPad 1 or 2 and the Android tablets produced in 2010. The Android tablets are being widely promoted by heavy hitters and many smaller operations. The exposure of Android tablets to the market is huge. Android tablets are not being “trounced”.

  • Jun 25 / 2011
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Gartner and iSuppli Disagree on Semiconductor Sales but Both Predict Growth

Both have revised their estimates for 2011. Gartner’s estimate has gone down from 6.2% to 5.1% growth whiel iSuppli’s estimate has gone up from 7% to 7.2% growth. They are growing apart while both agree that people are buying more gadgets and that global sales of semiconductors will amount to more than $300billion in 2011. That’s a bunch of dollars per capita.

see Digitimes – Gartner cuts 2011 chip forecastIHS iSuppli raises 2011 chip forecast