IPad Market Share Bested by Nexus 7 in Japan
January 17, 2013 11:54 AM
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Japan's largest business daily Nikkei said that the Nexus 7 is taking over mainly because of price
Apple's iPad is notorious for being king of the tablets, but in Japan, this may no longer be the case.
Market research firm BCN conducted a survey in Japan last December to see what the tablet market share was looking like. Out of 2,400 consumer electronics stores in Japan, the iPad had 40.1 percent of the market while
Google's Nexus 7
claimed 44.4 percent.
Japan's largest business daily
said that the Nexus 7 is taking over mainly because of price. The Nexus 7 costs $199 USD while the cheapest iPad --
the iPad mini
-- is $329 USD. Both the Nexus 7 and iPad mini are 7-inch tablets.
However, the report did note that some stores in Japan have run out of the iPad mini, which may have affected the results a bit.
The iPad mini features a 7.85-inch display, 1024x768 resolution, Dual-core A5 processor, Lightning connector, 5 MP rear-facing camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera, 720p HD video, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options, 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and 4G LTE availability. The iPad mini starts at $329 for the 16GB version, $429 for the 32GB, and $529 for the 64GB.
Google's Nexus 7 is a tablet made by ASUS. It runs the latest version of the Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean, and packs various features like a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280x800 resolution, a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless, GPS and 16GB/32GB versions. The 16GB version
starts at $199
while the 32GB runs $249.99.
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I know some people in your boat, they use Android phones but they either kept or switched back to iPads. The main reason is applications, and tablets are app machines moreso than phones are.
If you have the same app on both, Yelp for instance, the iOS version is optimized for a 10" screen while the Android version is just a rearranged phone app. Ugh. I have folders and folders of tablet apps not on Android. Three games I have on my radar, Agricola, Eclipse (love board games), and Frozen Synapse are coming soon with no plans for an Android version. Baldur's Gate EE still doesn't have a release date for Android. Giving up things like Reeder, Alien Blue, Jasmine, Prompt (
SSH app) would suck. You get the idea.
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