According to the folks at Strategy Analytics, market share for Android based tablets has risen to 41-percent of the total, or just shy of 25 million units. This growth means that double the number of Android-based tablets were sold compared to the same time last year, and market share has risen by 12-percent. This growth comes completely at the expense of iOS, whose market share has dropped from 65-pecent of the market to 56-percent. Tablets are clearly a two-horse race, at least for now.
But (there's always a but) a huge number of these tablets sold were from Amazon -- a fact overlooked by most analysts when determining these sort of numbers. In the tablet space, Amazon is a competitor to Google, not a vendor. Of course it's not surprising to see market share be divided up between the
two three tablet giants, and fierce competition can only lead to better products.
In the end, I don't care how many tablets any company sells. I only care that the one I'm buying (or have bought) is the best it can be.
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