Apple iPad Outsells Android Tablets 2 To 1

by Roy Alugbue on
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As the Android platform continues to grow in consumer’s eyes, so does the number of devices out there such as tablets. According to Strategy Analytics, Android tablets achieved an estimated 7.3 million sales for Q2 2012, which brings it to a market share of 29.3 percent and helps the platform to maintain its position as the 2nd leading type of tablet in the market. The first? Apple’s iPad which achieved 17 million sales for the quarter and gained a market share of 68.3 percent. Analyst Neil Mawston offered some insights on the iPad’s dominance over Android tablets:

 

“Despite high expectations for companies like Amazon, Samsung, Acer and Asus, the Android community has yet to make a serious dent in Apple’s dominance of the tablet market. Unspectacular hardware designs, limited uptake of cellular models and a modest number of tablet-optimized services have been among some of the main reasons for Android’s mixed performance so far.”

While it’s exciting to see the growth of Android tablets, it’s insights like the one above that demonstrate Android tablets have a whole lot of catching up to do.
source: Electronista

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  • RTWright

    I think the Nexus 7 has turned this around but is not reflected here as it’s brand new to the market. The other thing is how can they compete when they’re getting banned all over the place from all of the litigation crap Apple is pushing. Someone once said in another post, they’d like to see all of the major Mobile leaders band together and confront Apple as one big team. I’m beginning to think that is very much needed. Samsung is taking a step towards that in the last report I read, so hope it stops soon….

  • Zammo

    These figures are wrong the last report I read Android tablets accounted for 39% of the market with the Kindle Fire as the leading Android tablet.