Apple iPad Market Share Up, Android Tablets Share Down

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Apple owned 68.3% of the media tablet market during Q2 2011 with its iPad and iPad 2, according to IDC analysts, while its closest competitor, Google, only secured 26.8% with its Android Honeycomb tablets.

Android worldwide market share dropped from 34% in Q1, while Apple’s grew from 65.7% in the previous quarter, according to analyst Tom Mainelli.

According to sales figures provided by Apple, the Mac maker shipped 9.25 million iPad 2s during the last quarter.

RIM snatched 4.9% of the global market in Q2 with its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Mainellie claimed Apple will continue to grow in Q3, while Android is expected to drop to 23% before rebounding to 25.9% in Q4 following the release of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich update.

HP’s webOS tablet should also see growth in Q3 buoyed by sales of the $99 TouchPad, ultimately grabbing 4.7% of the market. Though, Mainelli believes the webOS share will drop down to zero by Q1 2012.

Source: IDC




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