I’m a bit mixed on the tablet market data coming from the various credit bureaus: a week ago we reported that Android was reaching Apple, with the two separated by just 4.8% in advantage of the Apple; According to IDC instead the scenario is quite different. Android is the undisputed leader of the tablet market, with a 56.5% of market share, compared to 39.6% of Apple. This was possible due to a growth of robot from year to year surprising, which resulted in 3 and a half times the number of units shipped, compared to Q1 2012. Even Apple has not been watching, increasing volumes of 65.3%, but not quite precisely to contain the rise of Android. Significant in its own way, even the + 700% Windows, which basically started from scratch, and now ranks in third place, but far from the first two steps of the podium.
The last week we have spoken for the first time by a third generation of Samsung tablet: marketing dates were already known of the two versions from 7 “, in particular, is scheduled for this month the arrival of Wi-Fi-only version, as one would expect for June edition equipped with a module 3 g.
Now come new, spicy news regarding availability of other models and prices. Talking about the presence of Samsung tablet on the shelves of our old continent, SamMobile has received interesting information that would confirm the presence of different models: Galaxy Tab 7 “, 8” and 10.1 “, with or without 3 g and with 8 or 16 GB of internal memory. Marketing dates provided below (the w is the number of the week: w19 eg is the current one, the w23 began on June 3, etc.):
- SM-T2100ZWA *** – White – w19 – GALAXY Tab 3 (7.0) 8 GB Wi-Fi
- SM-T2110ZWA *** – White – w24 – GALAXY Tab 3 (7.0) 8 GB 3 g
- SM-T3100ZWA *** – White – w23 – GALAXY Tab 3 (8.0) 16 GB Wi-Fi
- SM-T3110ZWA *** – White – w25 – GALAXY Tab 3 (8.0) 16 GB 3 g
- GT-P5200ZWA *** – White – w26 – GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) 16 GB 3 g
- GT-P5210ZWA *** – White – w23 – GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) 16 GB Wi-Fi
If you can’t wait to get to know the latest Tab that, judging from these figures, should arrive in the coming weeks, maybe we should mitigate your enthusiasm since the first information on costs ahead of the devices rather salty. In fact, although there are no official launch prices, yet in one store German Galaxy Tab 3 to 7 “made in advance are anything but cheap: 429 eurosfor the 8 GB, WiFi-only model 459 euros for the 3 g version with same capacity, 459 euros for the 16 GB WiFi only version and 489 euro for the counterpart with 3 g.
We sincerely hope that the Teutonic cousins were wrong, as the prices are definitely out of the market; with the benefit of the doubt we refer so any new information in official communications from Samsung: considering the expected dates, there will still be a lot to expect.
In 2013 we made the acquaintance of Chromebook Pixels, of which a new version was announced in March this year. However, it seems that Google now has new plans for line Pixels, plans that do not provide for Chrome OS, but Android.
Well then this interesting information on price, which nevertheless cannot take for definitive, particularly with reference to our market, are also confirmed the technical features of the tablet, which we had already gotten to know through previous indiscretions:
Huawei officially port in Italy MediaPad M2 8.0, a tablet that looks like a “telefonone”, thanks to its design similar to various Mate and with the borders around the screen really content.
Pixel C is a device; a-the-Google, to get by. Potentially could be a game changer, but the day of reckoning is not only an Android tablet without additional software functions (multi window Ah, thou to heartless Bakr), not only is also quite expensive, but seems to have too many problems of responsiveness (and beyond).
Close to Christmas, Acer enriches the line-ups of its Iconia tablet with Talk S, a 7 “with double front stereo speaker but especially with two SIM, already a rarity on Smartphones, let alone on tablets.
The brand Honor, launched a couple of months ago from Huawei, continues to expand its line-up to cover an increasingly wide range of products, and after a couple (+1) of valid smartphone, there had to be at least a tablet here so Honor T1, a 8 “that seeks to conquer both lovers of the most compact, that those who want a slightly larger display.
After the great G Pad 8.3 last year, LG is back in the tablet only with medium to low end models, creating the series G Pad, covering all sizes from 7 to 10 inches. The Korean company might be working on a new device of this type, whose name would have just been unveiled: LG G Pad X; is this a brand recently registered by LG.
With the fundraising campaign ended just yesterday with a huge success (over $1,800,000 crops compared with 380,000 required), we learn that the first tablet Jolla with Sailfish OS will be officially distributed in our country from Q2 2015.