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Amazon Kindle
Mobile

Tablets are killing ebook readers – but nobody cares, right?

In November 2007, Amazon launched the Kindle. The first of its kind electronic book reader that was supposed to be the death of printed books. That never quite happened. What has happened though, after four consecutive years of phenomenal growth, sales of ebook readers have finally begun to slump, down 36% in 2012. Tablets, the ebook reader's younger and full-featured sibling, are to blame.
Over 85% of Android are v2.2 and above
Mobile

Less than 2% of Android devices are tablets

In the latest platform versions report from Android Developers, Honeycomb, the tablet-only version of Android has scored disappointingly, accounting for only 1.8% of all Android devices. Compare this to Apple's 250 million iOS devices, substantially more than 1.8% of those are iPads.
New Windows 8 tablet-friendly "Metro" mode
Mobile

Microsoft and Apple agree on Adobe Flash issue

Following a controversial precedent set by Apple exactly five years ago with the release of the iPod Touch, Microsoft has announced that the next iteration of Internet Explorer, IE10, will no longer support Adobe Flash in Windows 8's new tablet-friendly mode.
Such a deal may be restricted to older works
Web

Amazon to launch subscription-based book service?

Amazon is reportedly in talks with publishers to launch a subscription-based book service, similar to video-streaming service Netflix in the Americas, according to the Wall Street Journal. Amazon would offer nearly unlimited access to its digital library of books for a fixed monthly fee - an offer that would surely delight most bookworms.
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