Apple Sold A Quarter Of All Android Tablets Activated Ever In One Weekend
Now I am going to try to say this is the most sincere and modest manner, so I am not confused for a die hard Apple fan boy. Apple has sold a mind blowing amount of iPads in one weekend, 3 million, no matter who you are you should appreciate that number. However some people took that number and did some simple comparisons across the other major tablet market, Android tablets to just see how they stack up against each other.
Google announced earlier that Google is now activating 850 thousand Android devices a day, bringing the platform to 300 million total devices, including 12 million tablets. Now 12 million tablets is a lot of tablets, don’t get me wrong, but it is time to look at Apple now.
If Google has 12 million tablets so far, in the years they have been in the market, good for them. Sadly though, Apple, which just released their launch weekend performance yesterday announced 3 million new iPads were sold just over 3 days! That number doesn’t even include any iPad 2s they sold over the weekend either. That is a quarter of all Android based tablets sold ever, in just one weekend. Now I do enjoy Android, but those numbers are daunting. It is evident that it is a very steep uphill battle for Android tablet makers in getting a piece of the market share that Apple is just sitting on. Hopefully with the release of some of the tablets announced in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show later this year that number will grow.
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