Does Apple need to press the panic button yet? This new report shows that Android beats Apple in the tablet market. Apple leaded the way with its iPad models but the results from the previous quarter don’t exactly show that. We remember that the iPad was the leader in the entire tablet market earlier and that is about to change in the upcoming period as Android has threatened to take that leading spot from its biggest rival.
We saw that Android started to play the catch up game with Apple and seems very close to it. Android has finally succeeded, especially with the Kindle Fire brand and the Nexus 7 which came up built with few mobile OEM partners. This report comes from Strategy Analytics which includes results from the global market tablet shipments. This firm found that Android took 67% of the worldwide shipments during the Q2 of 2013. iOS and Windows took 28% and 4.5% respectively of the whole global market share.
If we compare the results from the last year’s Q2 we will see that Android has increased its global shipments by 15.6% while Apple decreased from 47.2% to 28.3% total global shipments. Android shipped 34.6 million tablets in Q2 of 2013 while in Q2 of last year it shipped 18.5 million devices. We saw Android beating iOS for the past few quarters as Apple is still expected to release its new and improved tablet devices this year. This couldn’t mean anything if Apple fails to meet the most common expectations of their customers.
The second quarter of this year noted 51.7 million units which are greater than 36.1 million devices shipped in last year’s Q2. We are heading towards the expectation of many analysts who said that we are heading towards tablet era. They expect that in 2017 the personal computers will be totally replaced with tablets and we will see all people working on tablets instead on laptops.
Big companies like Google and Apple want to make their tablets perfect as they tend to attract more and more users. According to me, the iPads have everything to satisfy the users’ needs and the Kindle Fire is right behind its feet, covering what the iPad lacks. Both companies have great devices that offer a great experience and you won’t feel anything missing when you start working on them.
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