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iOS and Android tablet usage level, reveals study

iOS and Android tablet usage level, reveals study

The Online Publishers Association (OPA) has released a new study examining the attitudes of today's tablet users. This latest report is the second year in which OPA has done this study and reveals a surge in tablet usage as well as some interesting trends. To be noted is that the number of people that own iPads versus Android tablets has actually evened out from 72 percent versus 32 percent last year to 52 percent versus 51 percent this year thanks to the popularity of the Kindle Fire.

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IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

According to new data from research firm IDC, it doesn't look like Android tablets will ever catch up to the iPad, at least not through 2016. IDC expects strong growth in the demand of tablets and has raised its forecast for the global tablet market to 107.4 million units this year, up from the previous forecast of 106.1 million units. However, Android's market share is expected to decline from 38.8 percent in 2011 to 36.5 percent in 2012.

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Microsoft rumored to launch Office on iPad in November

Microsoft rumored to launch Office on iPad in November

Microsoft will reportedly be launching its full Office suite on iPads and Android tablets this November. There have been attempts by third-parties such as OnLive and CloudOn to bring the popular productivity suite to tablets, but now Microsoft may officially release the suite itself, especially since it is expected to launch the more tablet-friendly Metro-styled Office with Windows 8 in October.

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