Apple Loses Tablet OS Market Share to Android
Apple's iOS mobile operating system, which runs its iPad and iPad 2 tablets, iPhones, and other mobile devices, owned 94.3 percent of global tablet OS market a year ago, according to Strategy Analytics. But that figure fell to just 61.3 percent of the worldwide market in the second quarter of 2011, the research firm reported this week. Google's Android OS was, unsurprisingly, the biggest climber both in terms of global tablet OS units shipped worldwide and tablet OS market share.
Uh Oh. RIM's Playbook Loses Key Executive
The Wall Street Journal
Ryan Bidan, formerly senior product manager for RIM's PlayBook tablet, left the company to join Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung confirmed in an email. Mr. Bidan was particularly visible early this year as he assisted with demonstrations and briefings to the media ahead of the PlayBook's April launch.
Three Unconfirmed Rumors About iPad 3
There may be an iPad HD this fall; iPad 3 will launch with iPhone 5 this fall; and iPad 3 will be ready for the holidays.