Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on Apple’s iPad →

Apple’s new iPad suddenly confused everything. For some Mac users, it didn’t seem like it could be powerful enough to serve as a computer. Market researchers immediately branded it as a “media consumption device” in a desperate effort to avoid any comparison with PC sales and to disavow any potential for it disrupting sales of Windows PCs, despite their having spent the previous couple years preaching the gospel that cheap, ultralow-end netbook PCs would certainly eat up sales of Macs.

Yet despite waves of media contempt citing certain users’ disgruntlement, a deluge of market research white papers explaining that iPad wasn’t a real computer, and thunderous umbrage from Adobe expressing outrage over iPad’s lack of support for its proprietary Flash content (all of which sounded virtually identical to the themes in this year’s launch of HomePod), real world users voted for iPad with their billions of dollars.

I haven’t been in the Android game in quite some time but this seems to show just how impenetrable the iPad is in the tablet market. There really isn’t anything that comes close that has had as much support and iterations as the iPad.

Honestly this entire article is just a great historical piece on tablets over the last 9 years. Daniel Eran Dilger did a great job on this and you should all read this.

Follow up Episode – GCU 10

This episode to Getting Caught Up was a monster to put together. We covered the previous 7 episodes and tied up all the loose ends we left. Mike also has a dilemma with a new purchase, and Jeff sinks into a deep pit preparing for this episode.

This is an episode I want anyone interested in podcasting to listen to because we go deep into our podcasting philosophies and feelings on making content online.

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iPad Remains World’s Most Popular Tablet

The dust has settled with the recently release Apple Q1 results, but one thing I found interesting was the iPad market share numbers. MacRumors did a really interesting article showing the market share of the iPad compared to both Samsung and Amazon’s projected sales in 2017.

Apple captured a 26.8 percent share of the tablet market in 2017, meaning that roughly one in every four tablets sold last year was an iPad. Apple’s tablet market share rose 2.5 percentage points year-on-year.

Two things stand out to me on this. The fact that 1 out of every 4 tablets bought in the market today are iPads and that it only rose 2.5% year-over-year. It is clear the iPad is dominating the market, and for good reason.

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