Will Android tablets really pass Apple’s iPad in 2013?

“The technical answer is yes,” Ben Bajarin writes for TechPinions.

“Android AOSP (Android open source project) meaning Android code that can be freely taken and used will be installed on more tablets than iPads in 2013,” Bajarin writes. “But the story isn’t that simple or clean cut. Data requires perspective and that is what I hope to provide around IDC’s latest press release and chart predicting that Android will be on more tablets than iOS in 2013 and beyond.”

“Now at first glance we look at that chart and mistakingly assume that the red part, which signifies Android, means a flavor of Android with universal value to both Google and developers. If I was a developer, I would look at that chart and think that Android tablets must be where I should focus my resources because it is clearly the OS market share leader starting in 2013 and beyond. However, if I thought that I would be wrong.”

Bajarin writes, “To get an accurate picture of the Android market, it is more helpful to break out market share by devices which have the Play store and the ones that do not. If we did, then IDC’s, chart would look more like this…”

Read more, and see the very illuminating charts, in the full article – highly recommendedhere.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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