Android Beats Apple in 2013
By Will765 On 6 Mar, 2014 At 01:20 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

From the first generation iPad in 2010, Apple enjoyed huge success and market dominance. As recently as 2012, 61 million iPads sold gave Apple a 53% market share, compared to Android tablets 46% share, with 53 million units sold.  According to an analysis by Gartner,  however, the trend is reversed.  In 2013 android managed to grab almost 62% of the total of 195 million units sold, with a figure of 121 million tablets.  Apple increased it’s numbers to 70 million iPads sold, but market share slipped to 36%.

According to Gartner, smaller screen size tablets are the main driving force behind android’s surge.  But going forward, these lower-end devices will need to begin adding more features to attract new customers.

Apple does remain the single largest seller of tablets, with Samsung making a big leap in market share.  Amazon’s tablet are not doing as well as anticipated, while ASUS managed to almost double sales.  Microsoft saw a nearly four-fold increase in sales, with a doubling of market share.  While still a small segment of the overall market, the debut of smaller screen, inexpensive Windows tablets could give Microsoft a big boost this year in sales.  Part of  ASUS, Samsung,  and Lenovo’s sales increase was due to their Windows tablets line.

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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