Sources: CNET, U.S. ITC
quote: fastest mobile hardware
quote: largest selection of applications
quote: best developer support
quote: All these various factors translate in to tangible and obvious extra value to the consumer. Which largely explains the popularity of Apple devices. Which is why Apple created the products and ecosystem that they did.
quote: Apologies for the double post, I have no idea why it happened except I got an odd server error page when I clicked the post button.
quote: Numbers of apps: iOS has historically had the most apps though Android is catching up fast. Even if as is likely Android overtakes iOS on this metric it is unlikely that iOS users will ever suffer from not having enough apps.
quote: Number of apps is irrelevant.considering how many of them are identical, repetitive, or just plain copies.you really think that having 5000 fart apps is making certain service better
quote: Clearly you do not and never have worked in any IT dept in a real company.
quote: The iPad is not used in enterprise because it's established, it's used because of the 39 or so ActiveSync security policies that can be applied to an ActiveSync compliant device, only iOS devices support them. Android supports around 7, and is essentially entirely useless for anything other than a casual device. It simply isn't possible right now to have a "secure" Android device, or even pretend you have one.In addition, narrowing it down to one or two tablets is a LOT harder than you think. We were prepared to support the Galaxy Tab for a separate entity we have to support, but the lawsuits from Apple made us change our minds. Bottom line is no company except Apple has a real investment in the success of a tablet and its ecosystem. Google doesn't even come close for the reasons you mentioned.Now if Google were to get into the tablet business, I think it'd be a total failure. They can't deliver a product that can last, because whatever they make will be immediately aped by another company looking to explore the market without making a substantial investment in it.I hope none of my comments come across as discouraging competition, because that's not how I feel. I love competition and innovation in the sector, but the fact is after every other competitor shows their stuff off, the long-term stability and short-term supportability and security of iPads vastly outstrips other devices.
quote: iOS has historically had the most apps though Android is catching up fast.
quote: Developer revenue:Developers make a lot more money, several times as much money, on iOS compared to Android.
quote: Not even close.
quote: No. That would be Microsoft.
quote: quote: fastest mobile hardware Not even close.