“A 1000-odd user survey recently carried out the US statistics gatherer the Pew Research Centre and The Economist which focused on US tablet ownership during the three weeks from 16 July found that Appleâ€™s share of the market in the States had fallen from 81 per cent in the year-ago period to 52 per cent.”
Android/Linux had momentum like this a year ago but then stalled. We shall see whether 2012 is different. If Christmas reveals ascendance of Android/Linux in tablets, the market for IT will be forever changed. The only remaining battle-ground will remain the desktop where GNU/Linux has been slowly taking ground. */Linux still has a way to go on desktops and notebooks but few are laughing any longer. The ones with axes to grind are fighting hard to preserve Wintel’s favourite cash-cow.