According to Canalys, 31% of personal computer shipments in Q2 of 2013 were tablets and Android/Linux was on 53% of those tablets.
“Canalys estimates that 68% of tablets shipped in Q2 had a screen size smaller than 9". â€˜Consumers have been evaluating tablets and the results are now in,â€™ said Tim Coulling, Canalys Senior Analyst. â€˜With touch-screens contributing to a high proportion of the build cost of a tablet, small-screen products can be priced very aggressively.â€™”
That’s consistent with Walmart’s Best-sellers list where the number one best-selling tablet is a $69 7-incher.
There’s no way Wintel can compete on price/performance on what’s selling to consumers. M$ is rapidly becoming a business-services company and leaving consumers to FLOSS. That’s only a temporary strategy. Consumers are employees and they will want to use at work what they use at home, or so M$ told us…