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Yes, the tablet category existed long befor the iPad. Apple got there quite early with a PAD in 1993 (the Newton Message Pad). Does anybody know of any "pads" before that?Here is my Newton 2000 from 1997, sitting beside my iPad 1.
Agreed. I don't expect the Andro-tablets to take off like Android handsets have done. The iPhone only being available on AT&T so 2/3 of US customers had Andorid as the only choice. The iPad is now everywhere. It's not like you have to buy an android tablet because your phone company doesn't have the iPad...Also don't forget: Not even Adroid 3.0 is made for tablets. According to Andy Rubin (Android's main man), it's a version after 3.0 (called Honeycomb) that's built for...
Just a thought: I wonder if, when Ford introduced the Model "T" people complained "But it doesn't come with a horse" or when Edison invented the light bulb: "But it doesn't come with a match"... 100 years ago people wold probably be right in saying "Our roads are made for horses, not motors - most hills are too steep for a motor" - but when new standards replace old ones, the infrastructure will change too. It just takes a bit of time.
NOT a netbook - rather a full-blown notebook with a small form factor.
Most readers misread those numbers. They show Android in the first half of the year outselling the iPhone part of iOS in the US, which is a different thing. Add the iPod touch + iPad and count total sales (not only US) and the iOS operating system is doing way better than Android.
That case is... hmmm... still pending...
Agreed - but according to Andy Rubin, the creator of Android (as cited in the Newsweek article), it's the version after 3.0 gingerbread that's optimized for tablets:So I guess LG (who recently postponed their tablet saying Android 2.2 wasn't good enough) will have to wait a bit longer.
As of species, the flies are outnumbering humans by a vast percentage. (But they have lower income). Statistics can be fun.The numbers are about mindshare. Android got a big boost this spring (esp. second quarter) when it passed the iPhone (not the iOS) in new sales in the US - and the commenters are making the most of it for weeks and weeks. Even with outright misinformation, like in the Newsweek article from Oct 3:See? 1) Confusing rate of growth with installed user...
For the record: This world-wide OS stat from Netstat shows the September web share of ALL os'es worldwide. Unsurprisingly Windows is still king of the hill, but mobile OS'es are growing. http://marketshare.hitslink.com/oper...e.aspx?qprid=8 (Use the back arrow up left to see August stats.) September: Mac: 5.03% (+ 0.3 from August), iOS: 1.18% (+0.5). Android still with "Other" at 0.24% (+ 0.4). So a bit slower monthwise than iOS - they certainly will have to show a...
Here in Norway there is a law that requires all phone ads to include the total price in addition to the subsidised price (is this what the tea party guys would call socialism? ;o). Most ads display the total in smaller letters but you'll always be able to compare. What is often hidden though is the fact that the "subsidising" contract may include a higher minute price than the cheapest contracts, so there are still some calculation to do. Off-topic: I've ordered a new...
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