The FUD attacking Android/Linux is getting stronger by the week, a sure sign that M$’s “technological evangelism” is being fired up:
2011-6-24 – Lawrence Latif – TheInquirer “Comscore’s latest figures put that to rest by showing the Ipad trouncing Android tablets“
2011-6-23 – ComScore – “Traffic” from iPads is up to 30X more than “Traffic” from Android tablets in most countries, and infinitely more in Japan. 92% of “Traffic” from iPads is on LANs while only 65% of “Traffic” from Android tablets is from LANs.
2011-6-23 – DigiTimes – “Most non-iPad table PC vendors have been frustrated recently due to lower-than-expected performance of their tablet PCs built with ARM/Android. While attributing the slow sales to the instability of Android and the strong brand image that Apple enjoys, some vendors have also begun mulling new strategies to strengthen their competitiveness.” This is from an article about Wintel offering to supply CPUs and software for non-Android tablets, in
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”.