We spent a lot of 2011 saying pretty much the same thing about tablets: the iPad is untouchable, and the biggest thing uniting most Android tablets other than the OS itself is the complete lack of impression they've made on consumers.
Well, it's hardly a revolution, but Android is in fact getting there, with the latest figures showing Google's OS being on board 39% of tablets sold in Q4 of last year, versus 58% for the iPad 2.
Strategy Analytics' figures come as a bit of a surprise to us, if we're honest, as it doesn't seem like Apple's tablet is any less dominant than it used to be – desperation fire-sales aside, that is.
Yet there's no denying it: Android's tablet market share is higher than ever, 11% up on the same period in 2010 and 9% better than six months before. This despite fairly unconvincing comments from Google about how the tablet market is viewed inside the company as opposed to smartphones.
But maybe we shouldn't get too far ahead of ourselves here: we're still talking a 20% market share lead for a single product over a group containing most of the rest of the products available on the market.
And secondly, a lot of those Android tablet sales no doubt came courtesy of the Amazon Kindle Fire, which of course isn't even available this side of the Atlantic.
Plus, there's one more point worth making here: isn't the iPad 3 due out soon...?