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According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 40.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013. Android secured a robust 43 percent global share, while Apple iOS maintained its strong leadership at 48 percent. Windows secured a 7.5 percent global share. If white labelled tablets, powered by the Android OS, are added to the Android numbers, than Android is the leading tablet OS in terms of shipments in Q1 2013.
Peter King,Â Director of TabletsÂ at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global branded tablet shipments reached an all-time high of 40.6 million units in Q1 2013, surging 117 percent from 18.7 million in Q1 2012. Demand for tablets among consumer, business and education users remains strong. Apple produced a solid performance this quarter as the Mini had its first full term and shipped a robust 19.5 million mixed iPads worldwide maintaining market leadership with 48 percent share during the first quarter of 2013. Android captured a record 43 percent share of global branded tablet shipments in Q1 2013, rising from 34 percent a year earlier. Global Android tablet shipments increase 177 per cent annually to 17.6 million units.”
King added, “When we add White-BoxÂ 1Â tablets into the mix, Android market share of the total tablet market increases significantly to 52% and iOS slips to 41%, as the bulk of the White-Box tablets are Android low budget models aimed at a different market to the branded tablets”
Other findings from the research include:
1Â Â A white-box tablet is a product produced by one company (the manufacturer or ODM) that other companies (the vendors or OEMs) rebrand to make it appear as if they made it. White box tablets invariably use different components to branded tablet in order to keep costs to a minimum.
2Â Â Shipments refer to sell-in. Numbers are rounded. The definition of tablet does not include e-book readers or convertible PCs.
The study ‘One’ performed by the French ‘Audipresse’ and the Dutch ‘Media Standard Survey’ performed by the ‘MSS-partners’ shows reading newspapers on digital platforms continues to growÂ rapidly.
According to the French study 42% of the French newspaper-readers read a digital version of the newspaper. From this number 27% of the digital newspapers are consumed using a tablet or smartphone.
The Dutch ‘Media Standard Survey’ has a little more detail. The graph below shows their multi-platform reading findings.Â Where you see the newsÂ consumptionÂ via computers stay stable at 33%, a growth of 4% for tablet and smartphone reading is perceived.
Given the increasing mobile consumption of news and information, we expect that these numbers will further grow in the near future..
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Since the introduction of the first Android tablet and with the launch of Windows 8 intelligent information hubs, market analysts, bloggers and mobile evangelists have been trying to forecast the market shares of the different operating systems. Beginning 2012 Gartner announced their forecasts in tablet sales per OS, predicting a strong dominance of iOS in the tablet market.
Now new evidence suggests that the iOS dominance in the tablet market might be vanishing quicker than anticipated. A new report of ABI Research found out that in November 2012 Apple iPads only accounted for 55% of the shipments. This is the slimmest lead Apple ever had, and represents a dip of 14 percent versus the previous quarter. At this rate, Android could overtake the iPad in tablet share sometime this year, something which seemed unlikely or even impossible in 2010 and 2011.
Furthermore Microsoft launched their first Windows 8 tablet (Surface) in Q4 2012. Some early signs indicate that Microsoft might have chance to build up volume in the business channel. Recently British Telecom bought 5900 Windows 8 tablets from Panasonic.
On November 28 – 29, Twipe will showcase its award-winningÂ Next Generation Digital Newspaper solution on “La Presse au Futur”. This event brings together key decision makers from the French newspaper industry. During 2 days they reflect together about the key changes the newspaper publishing industry is facing. Visit Twipe on booth 36.
Twipe will also share with the audience its field experience in developing cross-platform HTML5 Digital Publishing applications during the “Atelier”:Â LA PUBLICATION MULTI-PLATEFORME EN HTML5 : RÃŠVE OU RÃ‰ALITÃ‰?. This session takes places on November 28 at 16h.
Find more information on La Presse au Futur.
Today, Twipe launches a first series of Windows 8 front-end apps on its Digital Publishing Platform. Both the TwipeÂ NextGen HTML5 Tablet AppÂ and theÂ Replica Tablet AppÂ are now available on Windows 8.
De Standaard and WAN-IFRA Magazine are the first installations of the NextGen HTML5 Tablet app on Windows 8. Het Nieuwsblad, NRC Handelsblad, NRC Next and Humo have chosen the Replica App version.
“This is an important milestone in the development of the Twipe Digital Publishing Platform, which now allows to publish digital newspapers on iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices. As a result Twipe now offers newspaper publishers a unique and state-of-the-art cross-platform Digital Publishing Solution,” says Danny Lein, founder and CEO of Twipe.
The Next Gen HTML5 Tablet App transforms your print newspaper into an awesome tablet reading experience. The touch and swipe navigation is tactile and smooth. The publication reads and feels as a typical print newspaper with column layout and adapted fonts. There is clear hierarchy between articles. The publication has a beginning and an end.
The Replica Tablet App offers readers the best reading experience on tablets for PDF newspapers.
Are you interested to have your newspaper on Windows 8? Send us your PDF’s and receive a free demo app.
According to the BBC, AMD has teamed up with app developer BlueStacks to enable 500.000 Android apps in the Microsoft Windows 8 eco-system. As a result some Windows 8 laptops and PCs could end up running more Android apps than ones written for Microsoft’s software.Â By contrast, Microsoft reportedly only has a few thousand apps written specifically for Windows 8 at launch.
The Android apps will be available on Windows 8 devices via AMD’s AppZone player. Inside this is code from Bluestacks that acts as a wrapper around the mobile phone programs so they can run on desktops, laptops and tablets.
AMD has made changes to the core code that runs its processors and graphics cards to ensure apps built for the small screens on mobile phones look good and run well on larger displays.
Within a month, Windows 8 will be publicly available. Microsoft’s newest OS isÂ optimizedÂ for touch devices. Â Big manufacturers such as Acer, Sony, Dell, Samsung, HP and Lenovo are getting ready to launch a whole new range of devices during fall 2012.
Most of these devices have aÂ screen sizeÂ of 1366 x 768 pixels. These big screens offer a great reading experience what makes them extremely interesting for digital publishing.
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