Android now has 70% tablet market share

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by EbookReader, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. EbookReader macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    According to IDC for 2014Q2

    Android 70%
    iOS 27%
    Windows 3%

    or something like that
  2. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I wonder how usage is.
  3. Mechayoshi macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2014
    The Mushroom Kingdom
    Lots of people are getting these smaller budget tablets so I can see this.

    Obviously the iPads are used more. Like I said the budget tablets are for minor things.
  4. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    There is absolutely no way anyone can know if iPads or the various Android tablets are used more or less. Ad based analytics can only tell you so much, and even those stats are flawed since Android tablets can bypass ads altogether.

    And even though this number of 70% Android penetration into the tablet segment 'seems' significant, I'd be willing to bet many of these tablets included in this stat aren't really even Android, but either forked or white box labels from China that can't even access Google Play. These shouldn't be included IMO.
  5. iOSaddict macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2014
    Unscientifically speaking, it's gotta be the case when 50% are sold at 50% discount and 50% are given away for free :rolleyes:
  6. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Mine's collecting dust somewhere ..
  7. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Use my iPad for about 2 things.

    Hence why I wouldn't buy another one, it just doesn't justify the cost to me.

    BUT my cousin uses his all the time and even runs his business off it, as it has very iOS specific financial software for it.

    So horses for courses.
  8. minimo3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    How does IDC or any other analyst firm figure out market share when no manufacturers report how many units they've sold? (apart from Apple). I think ComScore uses a phone survey or a few thousand people? All I'm saying is that its a guess, especially since the majority of Android tablets sold are white box models in China.
  9. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    IDC tracks shipments.
  10. minimo3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    How exactly do they do that since the manufacturers don't reveal shipments? Posting someone outside Samsung gates and counting the number of semi trucks? Someone on the inside at the shipping docks? Calling up a random assortments of distributors? Checking every retail store on the planet?

    I'm guessing they call a few major distributors, then extrapolate using an arbitrary figure?
  11. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Not sure how they do it, to be honest.

    I read that and it still doesn't make sense.
  12. digi999 macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2014
    It's fun to make up numbers isn't it? Maybe come back to reality if you think Android tablets are actually usable in any form.
  13. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
  14. Oletros macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2009
    Premià de Mar
    I'm sure that those things are just said to try to start flame baits and the one saying that don't even believe that nonsense
  15. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Some are. Some aren't.

    But when you make a blanket statement that all Android tablets are junk, you just look like your trolling and lose all credibility. So why post such nonsense?
  16. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010

    my note 12.2 tablet is better in pretty much every area than any ipad i could get for my needs. The fact you aren't restricted on android tablets is a big selling point for alot of people.

    The display on the new android tablets are simply stunning.
  17. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    Even my Note 10.1 (2012) works better than iPad Air (which I sold few days ago).

    But if you buy an android tablet with 50dollars, you get a device for 50dollars. What do you expect to get with that amount of money? Premium, high quality android tablet? People should use their common sense when they buy stuff. They buy cheap crap and then they are disappointed... I have seen many times "android is junk, my tablet doesnt work at all.... what do i do?" And when asking about manufacturer to provide help, those tablets are usually somekind of nameless devices...
  18. Fiendishone, Jul 27, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014

    Fiendishone macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2014
    Bucks, UK
    I have a samsung galaxy tab 3, I acquired it as a freebie when I up-graded my mobile (cell, in USA ;)) and I must say it is very useful for when I can't take my Mac with me, due to lack of power, (I have a caravan and sometimes go where it is solar power/battery). It checks and sends email, I can read my books and generally surf the net when I want and keep track of my diary. I wouldn't have bought one, even and iPad, but I was brought up to not look a gift-horse in the mouth :D It seems quite competent to complete all of these tasks and the screen is easy to look at and use.
  19. wallstreetfool macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2014
    New York City, NY
    Android basically being and Open Source OS, a lot of companies and manufacturers in the Developing Countries use it for their cheap/affordable Tablets. Although, the quality of the product might be an issue.

    I guess this 70% market share stat is mostly dominated by Tablets sold outside the US.
  20. bearboy macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    I tend to use my Nexus 7 more than my iPad. I use my iPad more for work and my N7 for everything else.

    I think people are attracted to the Android tablets because they are cheaper than picking a $500 iPad. A lot of Android tablet are just dreadful but I find the N7 is a nice balance between cost and fuction.
  21. maflynn, Jul 27, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2014

    maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
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