While a lot of news has been around on iPad outselling Android tablets 24×1, we wonder how Apple managed to pull the billions with 28.3 million iPads sold until June end. Leaving iPad aside, I recently got pointed to this page on Android developer site that shows 0.9% traffic to Android Market from Xlarge devices. Any Android device with 7″ or bigger sized display is grouped in this bracket.
Given that there are 135 million Android devices out there according to Larry Page, the above stats makes us believe that 7″ or larger tablets are only 1.21 million. Not very encouraging, given that 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab came out last year and since then we have seen quite a few Android tablets, some highly promoted ones running Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb. Apple’s dominance in tablets market is shocking and totally overshadows what it has done with the iPhone since 2007.
Until last year, there was no market for tablets, no one pushing it and no real post PC era talk. Apple created the device, hyped it, drove the competition and still leads it. Android would have another shot at the ecosystem with Ice Cream sandwich before year end… and then we are excited about Windows 8 as well.