According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Apple’s share of the tablet market dropped to below 30 percent during the third quarter of this year against a background of overall growth in the tablet market.
The largest saturation was 75% of schools in a given district, with 21% of educators reporting that no technology had been implemented yet. Only 12% say they can get technology in the hands of students, and 51% of those who have some kind of tech report sharing a device cart with other classrooms.
In the everlasting patent war between Samsung and Apple, the US-based manufacturer seems to have recently obtained a very important victory. Judge Thomas Pender from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Samsung devices infringe on a text selection patent owned by Apple, a feature that’s available on iPhones and iPads. Another Apple claim, one that sought injunction for Samsung’s use of a patented technology for detecting microphones when they are inserted in the headphone jack, has been rejected. The decision is appealable, but if Samsung is to lose the appeal in front of the full commission…
According to research firm IDC, Apple’s tablet market share will fall to 46% in 2013, while Android tablets will lead the tablet race for the first time with 49%.
There are probably hundreds of ways you can rank the best and worst tablets around. Most of you do it by display size and crispness, performance or build quality, but how about repairability?
They might still not have the glamour and glitz of the Academy Awards given out in cinema, but GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards have become a major point of interest for tech aficionados across the world.
Apple has announced the 128GB iPad 4 model, and Microsoft has a similar Surface Pro tablet. Will Android OEMs launch tablets that pack 128GB of storage out of the box this year?
The Nexus 7 was the bestselling tablet in Japan in December 2012, with a share of 44.4% of the market. This is the first time when this happened in Japan, says BCN.
Samsung sees its global tablet market share rise to 18.1%, while Apple’s share plummets to 52.9%.
Android tablets have outpaced the growth of the iPad in six out of the eight previous quarters, and if this trend continues, Apple will not be able to claim absolute domination of the tablet market for much longer.