Disney have announced on Tuesday that it has commenced move to acquire LucasFilm LTD, along with Star Wars franchise for a total sum of $4.05 billion dollars in stock and cash value.
In a public PR while announcing their acquisition, the company mentioned that the Episode 7 of the Star Wars film will be released by 2015. And they continued further saying more “features films are expected to be continued in the Star Wars series which they believe will develop the franchise to become bigger in the future.”
While doing a conference calling, Bob Iger, the Disney CEO, he said that to add to the good news about the Episode 7 of the Star Wars saga which has been billed for 2015, saying the other others like Star Wars 8 and 9 are also in the making.
He said the goal of the company “was to release a new Star Wars feature film in every 2-3 years.”
If we recall, this is the third studio and brand acquisition by the company in the last decade ago. Back in 2006, Disney announced their acquisition of the then Pixar, for a whopping $7.4 billion. And in 2009, the company goes further spending $4 billion for the acquisition of Marvel. And LucasFilm is the third acquisition!
How the company will work, Kathleen Kennedy, the LucasFilm co-chairman will become the Lucasfilm’s president, and will serve under Disney as the brand manager for Star Wars. For the position of a creative consultant for the company, George Lucas has been named for this position.
Disney has also confirmed that the other companies under LucasFilm, SKywalker Sound, LucasArts and Industrial Light and Magic are others to be finally moved to Disney.
Concerning their current employees, the company has plans to keep them at Disney’s current headquarters based in San Francisco.
What do is your opinion about this merger that happened between these two of the best entertainment companies in the whole world? Please share your views!
What makes the iPhone 5 special than iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
The iPhone 5 is now rocking the town moving to two months now, a lot has been seen, and a lot has been said by the latest iPhone. So much flaws had been discovered, so much applaud had been made. This article is never written to merit or demerit iPhone 5 from its predecessors, but to look at the upgrade Apple has actually made to produce the iPhone 5 from the already structured iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.
The iPhone 4S is now been offered at $100 on a 2 year contract, while the iPhone 4 is now free of charge equally on contract, for you to get an iPhone 5, you have to save up some bucks. This write up is produced to actually see if it is worth it to save up for the iPhone 5 or to stay within the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S circus.
Comparing the iPhone 5 with iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are shorter and bulkier than the iPhone 5, Apple had made the latest iPhone to be thinner and longer than its predecessors. It became more convenient to hold and slide into the pocket. Apple made the back of the iPhone 4 and 4S of Glass, while the iPhone 5 packs aluminum at the back.
Apple made something lighter in the iPhone 5, the other iPhone are extremely heavier than their successor.
Although, the three are of the same pixel densities, but the iPhone 5 adds an extra half inch display, pushing the aspect ratio to 16:9 while the resolution appreciates, this brings more room to house app icons on the homescreen, one more row richer. The display also became thinner, which combined the touch sensors and move the pixels so close to the surface. The iPhone 5 according to Apple was improved by 40% in color saturation.
Apple was able to boost speed and performance in the successive iPhones. The A6 chip on the iPhone 5 clocks 1.3GHz as analyzed by TLDToday. The iPhone 4S is not bad at performance with its A5 chip, but the A4 on the iPhone 4 seems to have become an old school for 2012.
Talking about the memory, the iPhone 5 packs a 1GB RAM doubling the power from the older predecessor was which came with 512 MB.
The old school iPhone came with smaller flash memory, but the option packed on the iPhone 5 is much more appreciable. Though the 16 GB only option iPhone 4S is now $100, while the only option 8GB iPhone 4 is now free.
Like never before, the iPhone 5 catapulted into the faster 4G speed, with LTE where it is available. The older iPhone models are just on 3G AT &T called HSPA+ 14.4 its 4G, but it’s not really 4G, but something a little faster than 3G, so I will tag it 3G+.
The battery life on these three devices are almost the same, I can give a hand-up to Apple for maintaining the same battery power as it switched the iPhone 5 to the faster LTE network.
Apple made a jump on the iPhone 4, pushing a 5MP upgrade to an 8MP shooter. The camera upgrade on the iPhone 5 is not much, except the effect Apple has added, such as the panorama effect, and low-light shooting. The FaceTime camera got an upgrade from VGA to 1.2 MP. You are able to get clearer imaging for your video calls and chats.
The iPhone 5 is the most expensive smartphone in market; the significant upgrade is the performance, thinness, lightness, and beautiful design.
An upgrade the iPhone 4S added over the iPhone 4 is the introduction of Siri. The camera power and this voice assistance is the difference customers saw in the iPhone 4S, Siri was upgraded in the iOS 6 that comes with the iPhone 5, it now allows you to book dinner, scroll movie lists and get scores of sports.
If you chose the iPhone 4 now, it’s never a bad idea, and you have a reason for it, as at September 2011, it was the best smartphone in town, now it is offered for free, choosing it is taking one of the wise decisions, that is if you are not a latest freak.
The three latest iPhones have been analyzed; it is left for you to make a decision. The iPhone 4 remains finally remains yours after the two year contract, but, it’s already a four year old smartphone by then. The iPhone 5, you have to save through your nose to get one. One more thing is the functionalities of those smartphones. A free test drive is available at Apple store, Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy, just stroll in there to make a test for final decision.
All the Indian customers out there must be very well aware about this domestic tablet manufacturer, who is none other than iBall. iBall is known to particularly stand out in the market due to the nominally priced tablets that it tends to introduce time and again. The best part about this particular company is that it tends to offer quality products at the most competitive prices. In today’s date, you are likely to come across a large number of people who are seen welcoming iBall products with open arms. One of the latest addition to the wide basket of products that iBall happens to house is none other than the iBall Slide 3G 7334 tablet. The iBall Slide Android tablet is all set to be launched in the Indian market this week. This is exactly why, it is essential for you to acquaint yourself with the wide array of features that this particular tablet comes complete with, so that in the end you can go ahead and make a wise decision by opting for the iBall Slide 3G 7334 Android tablet.
Features associated with iBall Slide 3G 7334 Tablet:
First and foremost, let me bring to your notice the operating system that this particular tablet is known to come complete with. iBall Slide tablet is known to make use of the second last version of the Android operating system, which is none other than Android 4.0, which is otherwise popularly known as Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich version.
iBall Slide 3G 7334 tablet is considered to be India’s very first tablet that is known to come equipped with the dual SIM facility. This particular facility made available by the iBall Slide Android tablet is known to make people drool over the same.
The iBall Slide Android tablet is known to come complete with 8GB built-in memory. Hence, if you decide to make use of this particular tablet, then in that case you don’t need to worry about the memory issue.
This particular Android tablet is known to house a dual camera. The rear camera is known to be of 2 megapixels coupled with a VGA front camera. Moreover, the camera that is attached to this particular tablet is believed to deliver clear and crisp images. Moreover, you will be in a position to enjoy some fun-filled clicking time with the help of this particular camera.
Yet another feature attached to the iBall Slide 3G 7334 Android tablet that ends up making the same a must have is the video calling facility that this particular tablet comes complete with. You can take benefit of this one of its kind video calling experience by investing in this particular Android tablet.
One highlight feature associated with the iBall Slide 3G 7334 Android tablet is definitely the multi-touch captivating screen that this particular tablet is known to come complete with. Moreover, this particular tablet is known to stand tall at seven inches. Apart from this, this particular Android tablet is known to offer a bang on screen resolution.
In today’s date, when 3G is known to hold so much importance each individual is seen looking forward to invest a tablet that tends to support 3G. This particular feature is made available in this Android tablet in totality. In simple words, the iBall Slide Android tablet is known to support 3G on both its SIMs.
The iBall Slide 3G 7334 Android tablet is known to be priced at a rate of as low as Rs 10,990. Since this particular tablet is priced somewhat nominally, it can be easily afforded by most of the individuals out there.
All said and done, if you are looking forward to invest in a tablet that not just comes with a comparatively lower price tag, but at the same time is spot on with respect to its aesthetics as well as functionality, then in that case it is high time that you go ahead and settle down for the iBall Slide 3G 7334 Android tablet.
Atish Ranjan, an Internet addict who loves blogging. He usually writesblogging and SEO Tips but he also loves to write about Mobile Technology.
It’s always easy to get caught up in the hype whenever a new iPhone is about to hit the shops. Usually, you find yourself wanting to sell your stuff just to get one, simply because everyone else is.
If you’re one of those who can’t actually afford it, don’t fear; there are always cheaper alternatives to a new iPhone available. Don’t break open the piggy bank just yet! You can save a lot of cash by just going for one of the following phones instead.
Sony’s new Xperia phone is equipped with a 12 MP-camera and a very nice 4.3-inch HD screen, using Sony’s Bravia technology. It also comes programmed with Android Gingerbread 2.3.
It looks great, too; it has a smooth, sleek design that is reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S2, although it’s slightly heavier. The camera is also great, allowing you to shoot 1080p movies that look sharp and stunning, even in low-light conditions and this feature makes it to be ranked among the best iphone 5 alternatives.
Nokia Lumia 710
Geared with Windows Phone for an easy-to-use operating system, the Nokia Lumia 710 is a great affordable alternative to the iPhone. Astonishingly, for the price you’re paying, this phone has faster processing power than the iPhone 4.
The screen is nice and sharp at 3.7 inches, and although the camera is 5 MP, it can shoot 720p movies – amazing for the price.
Although the apps available were quite limited when it was released, the number of apps for Nokia phones are now growing at a fast rate.
Orange San Diego
One of the key features of the new iPhone is its larger screen. The Orange San Diego, an Android phone, matches the iPhone 5’s large screen at 4 inches and is run by an Intel processor.
For the low price you’re paying, it’s somewhat surprising that this phone has an HDMI port, meaning that you can connect it to your TV to watch HD videos. Orange San Diego is cool with all of its features and we recommend you to check it out when searching for iphone 5 alternatives.
It’s no surprise that because of the release of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S is now about to drop massively in price, with some retailers even slashing prices in half!
Some say that the new iPhone doesn’t really have many substantial differences from its predecessor. It does have a larger screen, but do you really need a larger screen? And as for 4G, last time we checked, most of the population uses Wi-Fi for internet, so that shouldn’t really be a problem. With the prices slashed, it seems silly not to get an iPhone 4S.
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung should be proud of the fact that it released a phone that’s technically better than the new iPhone – which even arrived before the new iPhone did. You’ll find yourself googling ‘Sell iPhone’ at the sight of the Samsung S3.
It has a larger screen than the iPhone 5 and is overall lighter than most of its competitors. The OS – the latest Android system – is easy and nifty to use. The new S Voice rivals Siri; and the camera captures more than decent 1080p video. Overall, we feel that this is possibly the best cheaper alternative to the new iPhone.
Do you have one of these iphone 5 alternatives devices or you have someone using any of these iphone 5 alternatives? Please share your views. And do you know of other smartphones that you think qualifies to be among the best iphone 5 alternatives?
Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are one of the best phones on this planet, which enthusiast, and at the same time encourage millions of people to use them. These two smartphones, the iPhone 5 and the controversial Samsung Galaxy S3 are multi-purpose smart phones which are used for different tasks and can contain as much information as you want them to contain without making the processor work slow. And at the same time, they store the information without losing a single one of them.
Then can you now imagine when the two phones compete with each other? But if you are to be asked which one is the best, are you to choose iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3?
I want to clarify to you that after reading this article, you’ll be able to differentiate which one is the best in your own words. So, I want to mention some of the good differences between these supreme smart devices. But before we continue, quickly read the previous comparisons published in issue one and two.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S3 has a higher chance to win the Apple iPhone 5 here, because the display of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 9x (nine times) better than that of the iPhone 5. Samsung Galaxy S3 has 1280*720 displays while that of the iPhone 5 is 1163*640 displays, if we are to practically compare the two phones’ display, the display of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than iPhone. Also the Samsung Galaxy has 0.8 cubic inches of space to add to its features.
With this display you can watch any kind of video on your phone and you will not have any bad eye sight or having eye defect.
With these, I think Samsung Galaxy S3 won against the iPhone 5 in the display category.
Read: Why Now Might be the Worst Time to Buy a Smartphone
The Apple iPhone 5 has brought the iPhones’ generation into the new 4G LTE technology, which is one of the great news for the Verizon and Sprint users who had previously been using the 3G CDMA network. The GSM model will also support LTE plus HSPA, even though LTE isn’t available outside the US, the fewer places within will have access through the iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is released with supports for all carriers in the US, and it is also available to everyone in the whole world. Aside that, it also supports NFC technology (this feature is what makes it easier for people with credit card to pay via their mobile phone with ease) and FM radio, in terms of wireless connectivity.
Then we have to say that the Samsung Galaxy S3 won the IPhone 5 due to the support of FM radio and NFC and also carries the whole world along while Apple iPhone 5 is basically made available for fewer people and region.
Read: Apple iPad mini arrives in its glorious splendor
Samsung Galaxy S3 is far better than the IPhone 4s in term of processing, because it is more powerful, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a new CPU, it also has an enhance GPU which is likely to outperform the iPhone 4S. In other words it is not the same with the IPhone 5. The Apple iPhone 5 is a kind of phone that has a standard processor and can stand on its own to perform any task given.
The iPhone 5 uses A6, which is actually an ARM Cortex A15. That is to be compared with the to the ARM Cortex –A9 that almost every smartphone uses. And according to the ARM, the A15 is conservatively 25x better than the A9.
In terms of processing, iPhone 5 has a great opportunity to win Samsung Galaxy S3 but to me I will say that the winner is the iPhone 5 not the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Read: Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Going to Survive This Autumn?
All the facts and figures explained in this post are my personal believe and researches, that has nothing to do with official features that the manufacturers publishes about their product – but this writings are my personal experiences and understanding.
Please if you have one or two comments to share about my comparison, I’d be glad to reply to them one after the other.
Google is at it again, after it had created the market mover Nexus 7 that set a standard for the smaller tablet industry, it has finally created a product that could boldly stand the iPad, and contend with it in a bigger way. I am happy to announce to you the arrival of the NEXUS 10!
The Nexus 10 arrives, cheaper than the iPad by a whooping of $100. It has officially been debuted, and it packs a lot of interesting features, the screen resolution is bigger than the retina display, it has a whole lot of 300 pixels per inch. The tablet is created to transform the tablet market and finally Apple has got something to get challenge of, the whole of the Nexus 10 is made by Samsung.
Let’s check out the features that makes the Nexus 10 an iPad killer
The Nexus 10 tablet is powered by a dual core, 1.7 GHz Exynos Samsung processor. In the chip is a quad core GPU, this makes the display exceptional from other market tablets.
Nexus 10 is coming in two variant of storage, the 16GB and 32GB option, the RAM that is package therein is a 2GB RAM.
The 10 inch Nexus 10 tablet has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, bigger than the retina display. This brings a near perfect sharp imaging, more than 4 million pixels. It beats the iPad hands down which only has 264 pixels per inch. It also flogs the closest competitor, the Kindle Fire HD which is 8.9 inch.
Google had invested on the microUSB, microHDMI, and Wi-Fi. Nothing is heard about 4G or LTE yet for the Nexus 10.
Google was wise this time around; it never replicated the error it made in the Nexus 7 by including only a 12 MP front camera. This time around, like the iPad 4, the Nexus 10 carries a primary rear facing 5 MP camera, and went ahead to also place a video chatting camera at the front which has upgraded to a 1.9 MP
Google has packaged on the Nexus 10 a two front facing stereo speakers, that will probably beat the iPad in prediction.
The battery that is empowers the Nexus 10 tablet boasts of 9 hours video playback, but this time, Apple announced 10 hours.
The Nexus 10 tablet is arriving with the latest newly upgraded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, unlike the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad, this tablet is readily made to be share with family and friends as multiple user account can be created on the Jelly Bean 4.2.
The Nexus 10 has a Miracast support that allows you to transmit TV shows, movies etc, on your screen to a television using a wireless adapter.
Lighter than the iPad, the Nexus 10 tablet is just 604 g in weight, the iPad is 652 g.
Amazingly, with all the packages offered on the Nexus 10 tablet, Google has chosen to price it considerably, the 16 GB option costs $400, while the 32 GB model goes for $500, this is $100 cheaper than the Apple iPad.
The tablet will be available starting from November 11 on the Google Play store in US, UK, France, Australia, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Spain.
When the Nexus 10 finally arrives will you be pleased to go for one, or still stick to the iPad?
Nokia Lumia 822 & HTC 8X billed for November 8th from Verizon
Verizon hasn’t been recognized as the best place to purchase Windows Phones, but the company which is the major nation’s largest carrier is making a strong effort to get involved in the Windows business with Windows Phone 8.
According to a picture which was sent to Phone Area by a tipster which was reported on the blog showing HTC 8X in ‘California Blue’ and the new Nokia Lumia 822 in white (credit to WP Central). As it is seen in the photo, the two brand new devices were branded with the carrier’s name.
But for the latter handset, that is a given since the new and about to be launched Nokia Lumia 822 is a Verizon exclusive.
Though, this news might be interesting to hear and I’m very sure that you’ll want more information. So, we present few of the information for your reading pleasure!
Recently, there was a leak in the Big Red’s MAP, rumour has it that the pricing is the same as the abovementioned fee gotten from the tipster’s claims (previously, the tipster claims the price is set at $99.99 for the new Nokia Lumia 822 and the new HTC 8X will arrive at $199.99). Aside that, both device will come with Verizon’s obligatory 2 year contract for your information.
The tipster continues further claiming that the pair will likely to be launched through Verizon network on November 8th, next month!
That date is quite different from the one on the BR List but the release is certain to make you guys on Verizon network happy! Isn’t it?
And he concluded saying Verizon will most likely be offering some strange Samsung make’s Windows Phone 8 handset with a signed contract.
This device is going to be different! It is not like the previously reviewed Samsung ATIV S but other mock-up that hasn’t been seen in public.
BTW, it is nice to see Verizon pushing for action into the Windows Phone 8 handsets industry.
What we are now expecting from Verizon is the official announcements in respect to these. With AT&T recently rumoured to be planning a launch of its Nokia Lumia 920 version starting from November 11th, and we believe this move will force Verizon to go ahead in launching their Windows Phone 8 handset models, the Nokia Lumia 822 and the HTC 8X, before its rival’s launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 on Nov 11th.
The Apple event on October 23 featured not only the iPad mini, but also another amazing flat desktop which Apple tagged iMac. Two models of this iMac were showcased by Apple and the two models also has two different variants, making a total of four iMac product being announced. The first is the 21.5 inch, while the second is 27 inch, the first won’t be available until November, while the latter is scheduled to arrive by December. Both iMac came along with great, amazing and fascinating features that are almost similar, except some little variants in the Processor, Memory, Graphics and hard drive.
Features of the Apple new iMac
The 21.5 inch (diagonal) iMac is built with LED backlit with IPS technology, that has a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels, and it support millions of colors. The 27 inch version is so much powerful with the same display technology but a higher resolution that goes up to 2560 x 1440 pixels.
In this case, both iMac has two variants each, the 21.5 inch is powered by a quad core Intel i5 processor and you have a choice to chose the from one that clocks 2.7 GHz or 2.9GHz, the first has a limit up to 3.2GHz, while the latter can go up to 3.6GHz and even you can decide to step it up to an i7 Intel quad core that clocks 3.9GHz on turbo boost.
The 27 inch iMac processor speed variants starts from 2.9 GHz, and the other is 3.2 GHz, both quad core, Intel i5 processor and can be upgraded like above, the 3.2 GHz quad core can further go to i7 turbo boosted up to 3.9 GHz. What a speed!
Apple has supported the 21.5 inch iMac with 8 GB RAM, i.e. 2 x 4GB RAM of 1600MHz DDR3 and it is upgradable to 16 GB.
The 27 inch has the same RAM value on default package, but is provided with four user accessible SO-DIMM slots and it can be upgraded to up to 32 GB.
Both iMac is packaged with a 1 TB hard drive, only that the 21.5 inch features a 5400 rpm . The second variant of the 21.5 is configurable with a 1 TB fusion drive while the 27 inch can be upgraded with a hard drive of 3 TB, 1 TB or 3 TB Fusion drive, or 768 GB flash storage.
According to the processor speed of the iMacs, so did Apple configure the GPU, all is a NVIDIA Ge Force graphics processor having 512 MB GDDR5 memory except the last variant of the 27 inch which carries a 1 GB GDDR5 memory and is configurable to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX carrying a 2 GB GDDR5 memory.
The GeForce processor power goes thus; GT 640M, GT 650M, GTX 660M and GTX 675 MX which is provided for futher configuration as written above.
iMac is accorded with a FaceTime HD camera which can simultaneously support full native resolution on built in display and can further work on 30-inch display, it carries a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It has support for extended desktop and video mirroring mode.
All the iMac comes with a set of stereo speaker, dual microphones. minijack and they support the Apple iPhone headset with microphone.
Apple has made the SDXC card slot on the iMacs, four USB 3.0 ports, 2 thunderbolt ports, mini display port output that support DVI, VGA as well as dual-link DVI but their adapters are found at Apple stores, 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet called the RJ-45.
Apple designed a well full sized wireless keyboard with 79 (ISO) or 78 (U.S) keys, it has 12 function keys, four arrows in inverted T format.
Alongside is the smooth, seamless multitouch surface magic mouse for simple gestures. You can click and double click anywhere, able to be handled by both left and right hand users.
Apple also made a glass multitouch magic TrackPad for precise cursor control on the iMac. It supports inertial scrolling, expand and pinch, swipe, three and four finger swipe, tap and double tap, rotate, screen zoom, drag, click, scroll, lock and click drag, secondary click A and B.
The iMac connectivity options includes; RJ-45 connector, Wi-Fi: 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible, as well as version 4.0 Bluetooth.
Size and Weight
The 21.5 inch iMac weighs 12.5 pounds (5.68 kg) 3 with a dimension of 45.0 x 52.8 x 17.5 cm while the 27 inch has a weight of 21 pounds (9.54 kg)3 with a dimension of 51.6 x 65.0 x 20.3 cm.
The Apple iMac is running on OS X Mountain Lion Operating System and many of the application that is packed with the computer includes;
The price of the iMac desktop computer is according to the processor variation.
Apple is really changing the face of computing, really beautiful with fascinating with magical accessories but the concern is the pricing, not really affordable for all categories. Is Apple product for certain set of customers?
Jessica Alba spotted with Nokia Lumia 920 before launch
One of the greatest marketing strategies that is being used by smartphone and gadget manufacturers in the world is freebies!
It is an act by marketers to giveaway a certain product to actors and actresses or top notch personalities in the economy in order to create buzz for the product before it is finally released for everyone.
Of the recent, Jessica Alba, a well-known actress was spotted with the Nokia 920 before its launch which has been slated for November 4th .
To be candid, Microsoft have great marketing team with great marketing strategy to say the truth!
Giving away their product (the Nokia Lumia 920) to an actress like Jessica Alba will help surely and in no time help create buzz for the device because she won’t charge them to use the phone whereby she’s in one way or the other doing advertisement for the company unintentionally. 🙂
I’m very sure the guys at Microsoft’s marketing department were thrilled with this new picture of actress, Jessica Alba, walking around with a brand new Nokia device, Nokia Lumia 920, running the latest Microsoft’s Windows OS.
And another thing I like about Microsoft’s Actor & Actress marketingstrategy is that the company is portraying a VIP’s product type of a thing.
Because, for a million dollars earner like Jessica Alba using this phone and being proud to take it everywhere she’s going, it means the phone is awesome.
And at the end of the time, some of Jessica Alba’s supporter could be forced to buy the phone in order to show their love to Jessica or their addiction to her style, which in return will bring about more sales and popularity to the product while the company spend nothing on marketing of the product
Hey guys, you are great! Thumbs up for you at Microsoft! You have done a great work putting your phone in her hands!
Launch date for Nokia Lumia 920
The phone is coming next month, November 4th and it is exclusive to AT&T in the U.S.
Android based tablets gaining huge market share at the expense of the Apple iPad.
This report didn’t came as a surprise to me seeing android based tablets gaining more of the tablet market share at the expense of the much anticipated Apple iPad!
Why did I said that, you asked that right?
The answer is very simple, Apple products are on the decline, not like as they were before when that the company usually tops in most categories.
Things have changed and people’s attention have as well changed, but now, Android claims the market share!
Apple as we all know have happened to be the leader in the tablets and touch screenindustry for a very long time, particularly when Steve Jobs was in the driving seat of the company. But with the advent of Google owned Android operating system blessed with open source functionality, there’s a high percentage of tablet and smartphone manufacturers turning to the later, Android OS, ahead of the formal (Apple).
For developers, open source platform makes it always easier to innovate and develop great apps for the users, and to manufacturers, it makes it easier for them to manufacture products in the environment that their target audience would appreciate.
Read: Does the Kindle Fire compete with the iPad?
According to a recently released report from Strategy Analytics, it shows that Android tablets are gaining on the Apple iPad with a much larger margin – this has never happened before in the history of the Cupertino based technology company popularly known for domination in the industry. At the end of Q3 (third quarter calculation and analysis), Android based tablets had been reported for 41.3% of all tablets that were shipped around the world this year alone which is a clear evidence that iPad is losing it to android tablets.
According to this statistic, the feat was on the rise to the 29.2% slice of the tablet market that the platform previously held a year ago. On the other hand, the iPad’s global share has declined from 64.5% in third-quarter of 2011 to 56.7% this year. Windows based platform has once again experienced a decline in its share with a drop from 2.3% to 1.6% in the same time span while others slumped from 4.1% to 4% respectively.
Many even think with the launch of the iPad Mini, it will help the company’s market share to soar higher, but, the result turned out to be different with the sudden out-turn of the tablets in favor of Android.
Few things that gave Android tablets upper hand over iPad
Moderate pricing: While the Apple iPad sells for $329, the android tablets on the other hand sells below $200 – a moderate pricing for average mobile smartphone user around the world.
A Phonearena‘s pundit explained in his post that Android is gaining on the iPad because of some reasons, and pricing is among those reasons. He continued further wishing the android tablets to continue to climb to the top than the iPad.
Read: Top Android Tablets in 2012 – Must Haves
Accessibility to the OS: Android OS is popular with something and that is open source software accessibility. Mobile app developers are now switching to the android platform all because the business is changing. The total number of apps developed on android are more appreciable than those ones on iOS with limited tools.
What’s your views about android tablets claiming grounds over Apple iPad? Please share them with us in the comment section.