Well, as of May, the iPad still ruled. That's based on statistics released by comScore, which says the iPad's share of tablet data-traffic consumption was an astounding 95% or more in 12 of 13 countries surveyed.
How do you like them apples?
Here's a look at comScore's just-released statistics on the iPad's share of tablet-data traffic consumption in May.
- 100%: Japan
- 99%: U.K.
- 98%: Australia and France
- 97%: Spain, Germany, the United States, and Argentina
- 96%: Chile
- 95%: Brazil, Canada, and Singapore
- 89%: India
To be sure, data traffic probably doesn't correlate perfectly with market share or sales. And the comScore data didn't include China, the world's second-largest economy. Nonetheless, these numbers suggest that recent improvements in tablet options have done little to dent the iPad's popularity. And they're consistent with a recent statement by NVIDIA's
Who's on second?
The very distant first runner-up in each of these countries except Canada, home of Research In Motion
It can be tempting to call a game like this in the early innings, but let's not forget that other players are still coming onto the field. Hewlett-Packard's
It's definitely too soon to call the tablet wars. Still, recent data shows that Apple's iPad is maintaining a wide lead even as competitors step up their game and more companies enter the playing field.
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