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Re: Munching sour grapes

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____/ Homer on Monday 08 Aug 2011 16:10 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that RonB spake thusly:
>> On Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:30:04 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> ____/ Tom Shelton on Monday 08 Aug 2011 04:45 : \____
>>>> And you understand the difference between a phone and a tablet
>>>> moron?  Less than 1% of those "activations" are for tablets idiot.
>>> Got URL?
>> Yeah, right -- sure he does.
> He's talking about this:
> http://developer.android.com/resources/dashboard/platform-versions.html
> Which shows that 1.3% (not 1%) of all Android activations are for
> Honeycomb.
> Certain "analysts" have used this "1%" figure as FUD to suggest Android
> has a small market share of tablets, without clarifying what they
> /really/ mean is Honeycomb has a small market share of Android devices,
> and that all tablets have a small market share compared to smartphones.
> In fact that "1%" is actually 1.3%, the 1.3% figure is actually a
> portion of Android devices, not the entire market, and using that figure
> as the basis for measuring tablet market share makes the false
> assumption that Android tablets only run Honeycomb, which clearly isn't
> the case.
> Whatever the small proportion of tablets is compared to smartphones,
> Android (all versions) still accounted for 34% of actual tablet sales in
> Q1 2011.
> http://lxnews.org/2011/07/11/android-34-percent-of-tablets/
> But no doubt certain "analysts", and Microsoft apologists like Tom
> Shelton, will continue to abuse that "1%" figure for FUD.

Like those who say Microsoft has 1% market share in phones (meaning sales,
not existing users).

It's hinged on the word "market", which marketing agencies (inc. 'analysts')

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