I have been reading the glowing reports of Apple and its amazing results. No need to repeat them here. I thought I would compare growth with Android/Linux to see how they compare.
Smart Phones Android grew from 26% share in USA to 33% share from 2010-11 to 2011-2, up 7 percentage points. iPhone? languishing at 25% and no growth. Maybe everyone in the USA who wants one has one.
Tablets iOS had 95% share of tablets shipped in Q3 of 2010 but had slipped to 75% in Q4, losing 20 percentage points. Android gained 19 percentage points.
“We expect Android to increase share of the global tablet market during the first half of 2011. Several models from major vendors are scheduled to hit retail stores, such as the Motorola Xoom. The growing base of tablets will make Android a more attractive platform for media developers in the United States and worldwide”
Enjoy it while it lasts, Apple. You have nowhere to go but down and that is happening quickly. At this rate, Android/Linux will essentially have a monopoly before “8” emerges. Poor M$ and Apple, beaten by FLOSS when there is fair competition.