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Android tablets might overtake iPad sales in near future

IDC has recently predicted that Android devices might overtake the Apple iOS devices by 2016; however Apple still holds majority of shares in the market

As recent Apple releases their new iPad it will be overwhelmed by the consumers and is expected to sell about 1 million units on the first day of its sales. Apple seems to be continuing to be the single biggest tablet maker in the market. 

Although some other devices are also getting a good response from the consumers like Amazons Kindle Fire but all these Android devices put together is also not capable of providing a great competition with the Apple’s iPad. But these figures will not be the same according to a recent report by IDC as they believe that by 2016, Android devices will outnumber the Apple devices. 

The Kindle fire which accounted for about 16.8 percent of all the tablets shipped in the Q4 of 2011 in the US, which is about 4.7 million units and is the largest figure sold by any Android vendor. Samsung which has multiple numbers of Android devices in the market secured the second position in the list with a 5.8 percent market share

While Apple accounted for about 54.7 percent of all the shipments in Q4 which is also about 15.4million units. According to IDC, this is about a 110 percent rise over the last year, and the tablet market has grown by 155 percent in just two quarters. 

Although according to IDC’s prediction they have mentioned mostly about the iOS and the Android platform, but the Windows 8 platform for the tablets is also on its way to the market. We have already seen a lot of device manufacturers waiting to equip their latest tablets with the latest Windows 8 platform. The presence of the Windows 8 is definitely going to put a good competition with both of these platforms. 

However, it may still be possible for Android to overtake iOS by 2016, keeping other platforms aside. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)