Android Leads in Smartphones, Will Tablets Ever Follow?
More data keeps coming in showing how Android’s grip on the smartphone market is tightening with each passing month. Information from comScore (via Mashable) shows that the Android platform has taken the number one spot from BlackBerry. Note that this data doesn’t include the iPhone introduction to the Verizon network (remember that hype?).
It’s easy to see that the eventual HUGE loser in this will be BlackBerry as it struggles and continues to lose ground in the smartphone platform race. BlackBerry’s troubles are bound to be a case study sooner than later as the company just didn’t react quickly enough or with the right products. Oh well.
What’s more interesting is to watch whether this pattern will continue in the tablet market. Like the iPhone, Apple has taken the early lead by being first to market. What makes the tablet race different is there is no carrier dependent influence on sales. Anyone can buy one and right now, Apple’s iPad is the king of the mountain by far.
With Android tablet devices slow to get real traction against the iPad will it mean that Apple can get out in front and stay in front?
What are your thoughts?