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  1. Here’s why buying an Android tablet is still a bad idea

      With the launch of every notable new Android tablet, the popular narrative is to expound on the improving standards of slates made on the Google operating system, while playing down the qualities of the known quantity that is the iPad (or iPad Mini). It has been particularly noticeable of late since the launch of the new Google Nexus 7, where several commentators have called the new Nexus a better tablet than the iPad Mini in almost every way.   Well, here’s the problem – the app ecosystem of Android was and is still inferior to that of iOS. While the gap may seem to be getting narrower by the day, that’s only true in the case of the smartphone versions of Android, as tablet optimized content is still a rarity in the Google Play Store. A new study from Canalys reiterates the fact that Android still has a lot of catching up to do as a tablet platform compared to iOS. Read on below the break to know why!                 Continue reading →
  2. New report claims that more Android tablets were sold in Q2 than iPads

      Ever since the iPad got a launch in 2010, there has been a popular consensus that it has the best sales numbers in the entire tablet sector, regardless of what its competition is. We’ve seen stats that indicate that over 90% of all mobile web traffic is driven by iPads/iPhones, as incomprehensible as that sounds.   Now, on the reverse end of the spectrum, a new report from the famed data analytics firm Strategy Analytics indicates that even though tablet shipments went up overall globally in the 1st quarter of 2013 the market share of iPads in the tablet market has shrunk to well below a third in the same period of time. This seems to be explained by the huge gains made by Android based tablets, as well as the presence of the new kids on the block – tablets based on Windows 8. Read on below the break to know more.         Continue reading →

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