Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows tablets tank, account for only 1 percent of Web...

  1. #1

    Windows tablets tank, account for only 1 percent of Web...


    If you judge market share by Web usage, Windows tablets have failed. A new report by the online ad network Chitika finds that they account for one percent of all Web tablet traffic, compared to 84.3 percent for iPads. Worse yet, the numbers haven't budged for months.
    Clearly, Microsoft's tablet strategy is failing. Given that Microsoft has refocused itself as a devices-and-services company, it's bad news that what may be its most important device is selling so poorly. Unless the company can come up with a winning tablet strategy, its recent reorganization won't help a bit.
    Windows tablets tank, account for only 1 percent of Web tablet traffic | Computerworld Blogs

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Yucaipa, California, USA
    Posts : 130
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ WMC x64


    New products take time to become established in the market, the windows tablet is just an example of this. Over time as hardware and software improvements are made , along with pushing "ads" on tv/internet/radio and promotions the windows tablet should be a success.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Keep in mind that iPads have been in the market for much longer. Consumers generally pick what they're most familiar with, so it'll be a while before the Microsoft Surface picks up steam. That being said, however, I'm not optimistic about the Microsoft Surface. The last time Microsoft tried to compete with Apple in a market Apple was already familiar with, it failed. Zunes were never able to compete with iPods.

    It also doesn't help that Apple created a cult of personality with its consumers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Good thing they didn't alienate their original customer base.

    Oh wait.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Good thing they didn't alienate their original customer base.

    Oh wait.
    Yes, you should wait. Keep waiting. Wait...................
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows tablets tank, account for only 1 percent of Web...
Related Threads
Transfer a limited account to multiple tablets in User Accounts and Family Safety
Greetings, I have been presented with an interesting work order. An elementary school who purchases their machines from us recently got a few dozen Windows 8 x86 tablets from us, and they really don't want to have to configure every single one of them as far as parental controls and account...
Windows Now Running on More than 91 Percent of Computers Worldwide
Read more at source: Windows 8 ekes out 3.2 percent of desktop OS market | Microsoft - CNET News
A very interesting article that summarizes a lot of the elements we have been discussing here. Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8? | ZDNet
Read more at source: Windows 8 Tablets: The most successful tablets ever. | ZDNet
Read more at source: Windows 8 tablets are coming: Tablets for those already not buying tablets | ZDNet
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook