LOOOOOOL http://www.vision2mobile.com/news/2012/04/android-poised-to-pass-apple-in-the-tablet-market.aspx ANDROID POISED TO PASS APPLE IN THE TABLET MARKET 3 hours ago By Lindsay Welnick Android could soon overtake Apple for majority market share in the U.S. tablet market. Javelin, a boutique research firm, recently published a report saying that 42 percent of the 16-million-strong U.S. tablet market own an Android device, while 55 percent own an Apple device, according to ZDNet. It's a gap that's dwindling dramatically. Piece by piece, Android tablets have a pretty big share of the market," said Mary Monahan, Javelin's research director, in the report. But should we take these numbers at face value? Respondents could account for more than one tablet, so the total market share was 119 percent rather than just 100 percent, ZDNet pointed out. Therefore, Android might really only account for closer to 35 percent of the U.S. tablet market. A big reason for Android's surge is the $200 Amazon Kindle Fire, which Javelin says is owned by 10 percent of respondents. For the future, Google Android is expected to continue to gain consumer market share at Apples expense, until it takes the lead," Javelin reported. "While Androids gains have come at the expense of profits, price-cutting is an established platform strategy that has paid big dividends in the past. Although Apple is clearly the innovator, the sheer number of Google Android tablets, price ranges, and carriers will soon prove overwhelming."