The iPad single handedly holds 11% of the PC market. Not too shabby.
iOS (iPad): 11%
OS X: 3.7%
Android and others: 7.3%
The Apple (AAPL) tablets, equipped with a custom-made debt-restructuring app, were handed out to the leadership team, including representatives from the Finance Ministry, the Hellenic Exchange (the Greek equivalent of the NYSE), the Bank of Greece (their version of the Federal Reserve) and the three external banks that managed the deal, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Lazard.
The idea was to give the participants a rich set of analytic tools and real-time, secure connections to both the global clearing systems and the back offices of banks around the world.
“During the lead-up to the launch,” says Apfel, “members of the financial leadership team were spending over half their time on the road, meeting with investors or financial overseers from the EU and other parts of the troika. There was a palpable need to create a financial decision-makers’ platform that could follow the financier – not vice versa.”
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Thailand looks set to proceed with the widest educational tablet deployment to date, after the country’s government finally signed an initial $32.8 million (1.02 billion THB) contract for a project that aims to deploy close to a million devices across the nation’s schools. (via Thailand Inks $32.8 Million Deal for One-Tablet-Per-Child Initiative)
The rise in app installations per device corresponds with the amount of time people are spending on apps vs. perusing the mobile Web, with Nielsen reporting that users are consuming 8% more time on native Android and iOS applications than this time last year. (via US Smartphones Have an Average of 41 Apps Installed)
Web traffic from tablet computers is growing 10 times faster than smartphone traffic (via Adobe: Web Traffic From Tablets Growing Faster Than Smartphones)
NEW ORLEANS—A year ago, tablets were on the rise, and the industry forecast looked promising for expanding a market that Apple essentially pioneered. So why aren’t non-iOS tablets doing better? That’s the question posed at CTIA 2012 by All Things D’s Walt Mossberg, who moderated a panel exploring the topic.
“Here we sit in May 2012, and it’s still heavily an iPad world in tablets,” Mossberg said, suggesting that Android tablets (and presumably Windows Phone and BlackBerry tablets, too) are hitting a dead end.
Lean Back 2.0, from The Economist — How tablets are accelerating the liquefaction of media, and the rise of a new global psychographic: the mass intelligent.