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Only 3.4 Million Honeycomb tablets sold?

Developer math puts number of Honeycomb tablets in the wild at less than 3.5 Million

Google recently unveiled their 3rd quarter earnings for 2011, but the report failed to include any mention of tablet sales or figures. However, thanks to some smart math done by developer Al Sutton, a rough estimate has been calculated and the results are sadly not very assuring.  

By using Google’s earning report where CEO Larry Page announced that 190 million Android devices are currently in use and multiplying it by 1.8% (the percentage of Honeycomb devices that accessed the Android market over the past 2 weeks)  the developer reached an estimate of 3.4 million Honeycomb tablets in the wild. This figure is unofficial, however, and doesn’t take into account devices that haven’t accessed the Android market over the past 14 days or used secondary markets.

Unfortunately, even if we were to assume a large margin of error, the figure would still fall way short of Apple’s sales, and all the Android tablets apparently can’t catch up to the 10 million+ iPad 2’s sold this year.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-10-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)