Android tablet market share continues to climb, now at 41% according to Strategy Analytics

According to the latest studies from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 25 million this year.  The bigger news behind that? Apple’s tablet share fell from 64% in Q3 2011 to 57% now, leaving Android tablets room to take 41% of the market share. That’s the highest Android tablets have ever achieved.

Now, the tablet shipment growth was considered slow, only rising 47% from a year ago. (The year before, it grew by a whopping 289% in Q2) Some of the slow growth can likely be attributed to consumers waiting for the new tablets to be announced for the holiday season, like the iPad Mini and the upcoming Nexus 10. With many new Android tablets popping up every few months, and Google’s apparent support to build up a competitive tablet ecosystem, I fully expect that market share to continue to keep growing for the next few years.

What do you all think? Will Android’s tablet presence continue growing like the phone counterparts, or do you think the next generation of iPads and the Microsoft Surface will keep Android’s market share low? Leave your comments and let us know.

Source: Strategy Analytics

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.

  • Remo J Gutierrez

    Samsung is pushing it hard with its ads. Sure they do those Galaxy VS iPhone, but I am sure it resonates with that demographic or any demographic, that hey thisa tablet that runs Android. Competition is good for conumers, Samsung is not leaving it out for interpretation. Google should and must love what Samsung is doing for them.

    • Nudo

      And they do :)

  • Remo J Gutierrez

    kindle fire? eh. i dont get it. maybe because they were first. i am so biased. sorry amazon, you wont be the last and shall fall to your knees. fix your instant prime on my PS3 u assholes.

    • Remo J Gutierrez

      $88 bucks down the drain and sheesh eisodes 1 and 2 of the walking dead i bought on Amazons instant prime crap, it gets stuck all of the time