Q3 enterprise adoption: iPhone slips, Android gains, iPad owns the tablet space
Unless someone is smart enough to come up with more than just a clone. iPad has it’s limitations so there is plenty of room for something better.
The iPad is by far the most popular and desired tablet in the world in terms of sales. But could a Windows tablet running Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system dethrone the Apple slate?
Amazon “Punches Apple Hard” With Kindle Fire’s $199 Price
With the Kindle Fire, Amazon is making its first foray into tablet computers, a market where Apple dominates with its iPad and nothing else has even made a dent. The Android-based Kindle Fire is an impressive media tablet, and Jeff Bezos understands that the device itself is only part of the equation. It is merely the front-end of a set of end-to-end services which will deliver digital media from Amazon’s servers to people’s hands.
iOS’s Internet market share hits a record 54.65%
And where is Android? Still trailing Java ME, according to Net Applications
Amazon launched its Kindle Fire tablet at an event in New York City this morning. The tablet has most of the features that have been expected of it. It’s a 7″ bare-bones tablet running on a fork of Android that serves as a portal for people to consume Amazon’s content.
A few months ago I tweeted this: “If I were a publisher I would either: a) pull my app from the App Store or b) invest all available cash in Apple stock.” The latter piece of advice was probably pretty solid, if not very practical — Apple’s stock has been performing like no other in recent history.
But my former piece of advice for publishers – to pull their apps from the App Store – doesn’t seem to have resonated much, as many publishers keep pushing out their respective iPhone and iPad apps. That said, I’m betting this trend is a short-term fad that will eventually reverse, and here’s why: