iPad still in a class of its own

We have no doubt Android Honeycomb will get there in the end, but if you needed any proof that Google's tablet platform still has a long way to go before it's anything like serious competition for Apple and the iPad, Net Applications has some interesting stats for you. The market analyst reckons that from July 2010 to the end of May this year, the iPad consumed 53 times as much web data as its nearest challenger: you guessed it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. To be fair, we expect that figure would be significantly lower if you were looking only at the last month, but it still illustrates just how far ahead of the pack the iPad really is

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coerce86  Jun. 4, 2011 at 11:50

this is comparing single tablets not accumulated data over the operating systems, so it can't be used to compare android to ios4, it can only gauge the popularity of different tablets (which the ipad is clearly ahead in popularity and build quality right now).
Secondly the ipad was released prior to any other tablets, so it had something like a five month head-start on the galaxy tablet which wasn't even released til September, meaning they clearly would have accumulated many more sales being the first device out there and with the extra time.
It's only really fair to compare the entire range of android tablets v. ios4, where you'll find statistics would be much similar.

martyn_3000  Jun. 4, 2011 at 14:48

Lies, damn lies, and statistics. Although I do agree with the above, the current iPad is far superior to any other offerings, and is by far the most popular tablet on the market.

I think other manufacturers need to start trying to challenge Apple on price. If the iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, and HTC Flyer all cost the same, most people will go for the iPad 2.

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