“If you haven’t seen it yet, you almost certainly will,” James Kendrick writes for ZDNet. “Apple’s big WWDC is approaching and, before that, its current financial disclosures. Analysts are already lamenting the “poor” iPad sales numbers. They especially like pointing out that Android tablet sales are happening at a faster clip than iPad sales. It’s doom and gloom if you look around the web. The problem is, it doesn’t make much sense to compare Android tablet sales to those of the iPads.”
“The reason for this is that the Android tablet doesn’t exist,” Kendrick writes. “While the iPad line consists of two products, three or four at most if you lump older iPad models into the mix, the “Android tablet” is actually dozens of products from who knows how many companies.”
“These tablets running some version of Android have nothing to do with one another, especially at a business level,” Kendrick writes. “That’s not how some analysts look at it. They lump tablets from Samsung, Lenovo, and Google with all the cheap brands popular in China and other regions, to compare them to two iPads… Let’s put this in perspective. If iPad is the gigantic whale in the Tablet Sea and tablets running Android are the many species of small fish occupying the same space, does it make sense to say the whale is doomed because there are too many little fish in the tank? Does the sheer number of different fish make the giant whale any less dominant in the water? No, of course it doesn’t.”
Read more in the full article – very highly recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]