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Even if one counts tablets as PCs, 2011 saw smartphone sales eclipse PC sales for the first...

Even if one counts tablets as PCs, 2011 saw smartphone sales eclipse PC sales for the first time: Canalys estimates global smartphone sales rose 63% to 487.7M, while "PC" sales (63M tablets included) rose 15% to 415M. Android accounted for 49% of those smartphone sales, and the iPhone 19%. Soaring smartphone and tablet usage, partly at the expense of PC usage, has major implications for many Internet companies.
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  • mogando
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    Kinda odd why Android is totally flooding in the smartphone space but flopping badly in the tablet space.... carrier meddling ?
    3 Feb 2012, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • chandlerm
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    Well, have you ever realized that android is not a single entity (like iOS-.Apple)...it's easy to flood the market by selling cheap/free/low standard android phones by handing over those phones to people who cannot afford apple phones and cost nothing to the carriers. Also android is a pathetic experience on tablets. All apps look like straight port of phone apps :-) os is buggy, slow and stutters compared to the magical scrolling on iPads... People won't buy even if you sell those for throwaway prices (think Coby, etc.)
    16 Apr 2012, 07:19 PM Reply Like
  • runlong
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    The PC, will expericance the fate of the typewriter...see ya. leap PUTS are the way to go.......
    3 Feb 2012, 03:47 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    so true... ever since I acquired the iPad, my laptop usage has been cut by 50%, if not more

     

    other than watching DVDs and logging onto corporate remote desktop, I don't need the laptop anymore.
    3 Feb 2012, 03:52 PM Reply Like
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