News
 

Bookmark and Share

(2) 

 

The market of media tablets is growing extremely rapidly these days thanks to a wide choice of competitive models from different manufacturers and at different price-points. According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, shipments of slates increased by 117% year-over-year in Q1 2013, which lead to rather significant changes on the market.

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 40.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013, which is 117% higher than in the same quarter a year ago. Apple shipped 19.5 million iPad media tablets in Q1 2013, an increase of 65% year-over-year. Meanwhile, various hardware makers shipped 17.6 million slates based on Google Android, around 177% more than in the same period a year ago. Finally, Microsoft and its partners sold around three million tablets based on various versions of Windows.

 

As a result of Google Android- and Microsoft Windows –based tablets shipments increase, Apple’s leading market share shrank to 48% (from 63% a year ago), Android now commands 43% of the slate market and Microsoft has 7.5% market share.

“Global branded tablet shipments reached an all-time high of 40.6 million units in Q1 2013, surging 117% from 18.7 million in Q1 2012. Demand for tablets among consumer, business and education users remains strong. Apple produced a solid performance this quarter as the Mini had its first full term and shipped a robust 19.5 million mixed iPads worldwide maintaining market leadership with 48% share during the first quarter of 2013. Android captured a record 43% share of global branded tablet shipments in Q1 2013, rising from 34% a year earlier. Global Android tablet shipments increase 177% annually to 17.6 million units,” said Peter King , director of tablets at Strategy Analytics.

"When we add white-box tablets into the mix, Android market share of the total tablet market increases significantly to 52% and iOS slips to 41%, as the bulk of the white-box tablets are Android low budget models aimed at a different market to the branded tablets," added Mr. King.

Microsoft captured a niche 7.5% global tablet share in Q1 2013. Very limited distribution, a shortage of top tier apps, and confusion in the market, are all holding back shipments, according to the market tracker.

Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, iOS, Android, Windows, Windows 8, Windows RT, Samsung, Amazon, iPad, Galaxy Tab, ASUS

Discussion

Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 04/26/13 05:41:07 AM
Latest comment: 04/28/13 06:01:43 PM
Expand all threads | Collapse all threads

[1-1]

1. 
More players with the same size pie means a drop in sales for some of the players.
0 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 04/26/13 05:41:07 AM]
Reply
- collapse thread

 
this is spot on.. more options will always mean less sales of the top product.

Also the "general consumer is getting bored of the Ipad"..you can only sell the same product so many times before someone makes the switch to something new.
0 0 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 04/28/13 06:01:43 PM]
Reply

[1-1]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture

Monday, August 25, 2014

6:05 pm | Chinese Inspur to Sell Mission-Critical Servers with AMD Software, Power 8 Processors. IBM to Enter Chinese Big Data Market with the Help from Inspur

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft