iPad dominates UK Tablet


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Kantar Worldpanel ComTec have released a report showing that the iPad accounts for some 73% share of the UK market. It’s nearest rival is Samsung‘s Galaxy Tab, with a mere 5.9% share. This is a devastating blow to those companies who have tried to jump on the bandwagon created by the iPad. Certainly, no other tablet can boast the sales that the iPad has had since its introduction in April 2010.

According to the report, there are more than 3.6 million UK citizens who now own a tablet,  approximately 7.6% of the population. This figure in November 2010 was just 2.8% apparently. With recent news that the Blackberry Playbook has undergone a price-cut (albeit limited to employees of the Rogers store chain in US and for a limited period only), things are looking somewhat bleak for the non-iPad market.

OS X 10.7.2, Build 11C55 released to developers


iCloud iconApple has released the latest build of Lion to developers:

OS X Lion Software Update 10.7.2 is an update to OS X Lion 10.7 and includes support for iCloud beta. Please refer to the seed note for more details and installation instructions.

This comes just 9 days after the previous build, and Apple is asking developers to focus their testing on Address Book, Graphics Drivers, iCal, iChat, iCloud, Mac App Store, Mail, MobileMe, Safari, Spotlight, and Time Machine. With recent builds of iOS 5 and iTunes, its an indication of how much effort Apple is making in getting iCloud ready for deployment.