Android tablet market share now up to 62%

In the early stages of the Google I/O 2014 keynote, Google's Sundar Pichai, updated us on a few facts and figures on how well Android devices are doing around the world. Of particular note, Android tablets continue to be on the up-and-up and now account for 62 percent of the total tablet marketshare.

That's up from 46 percent 12 months ago and 39 percent at the same point back in 2012 and illustrates the continued growth of the Android tablet. YouTube tablet usage is now also up to a new high, with 42 percent of it coming from Android tablets. Tablet app usage has increased 236 percent year-on-year to date. Impressive.

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Richard Devine
  • 62%. That's a killer number of the market. Posted from Google Nexus 5
  • Unfortunately let's not forget who still gets most of the profits in the tablet market. Posted via Android Central App
  • Right, but see the bigger picture. The game is no longer in devices sold nor even straight profit made from sale of those devices. The profit is in capturing users into your cloud, getting those users to be centers of continuing profit, either through ad revenue or services sold by subscription. For that, Google gains even on Apple devices because their apps work there too.
  • I love the dig at Amazon, "This did not include [them], they add a few more points".
  • My next tablet will be a Sony Xperia running Android. Posted via Android Central App
  • Good info. Glad to have two Android tablets in my home. AC App via Nexus 5