“Earlier this month, Gartner reported worldwide tablet sales for 2013 that depicted Apple’s iPad as slipping into obscurity with just 36 percent market share left,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “Why would Microsoft target Apple’s minority tablet platform with its new mobile Office apps over Google’s Android, which supposedly owns a 61.9 percent marketshare?”
Dilger reports, “Even five years ago, if you’d said Apple was going to stuff Microsoft Windows back into Pandora’s Box and return the tech world to a time where there was real competition in hardware and third party developers like Microsoft had to compete in a software meritocracy for sales, you’d be laughed at.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yup, some did.
As we have always said, even as many short-sightedly waved (and continue to wave) the white flag, the war is not over. And, yes, we shall prevail… No company is invincible. Not even Microsoft. – MacDailyNews Take, January 10, 2005
Dilger writes, “Consumers are currently winning because there are more options, and in turn more intense competition. And that’s why Microsoft ported Office to iPad before Android: it was forced to do so in order to remain relevant. Android doesn’t have the power or relevance to make anything happen.”
Much more in the full article here.