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Javelin research says Android tablets hold 35% share in the US, will lead soon

Javelin Research has recently revealed that Android might take on Apple devices in the near future and currently Android has a 42 percent market share

Javelin Strategy & Research, a research firm has recently reported that tablets and their impact on mobile consumer banking. Their predictions are mainly based on two surveys of more than 5000 consumers of last October and December.

According to the survey out of 16 million U.S tablet owners 42 percent own an Android tablet. However 55 percent of the users still own iPads so surely they are still leading the race. Forrester Research had earlier found out in September last year that, only 12 percent share of US market was captured by Android devices which mainly included devices from the manufactures like Samsung, Motorola and Acer.

Well it is for sure that earlier the market had not seen the Amazons Kindle Fire which had a great holiday season. Javelin says that 10 percent of American adults had a Kindle Fire in December. With this high sale rate of the low range device may have made Javelin to give a prediction that it won’t be long enough when we might see Android device taking on the iPads.

They have predicted that in future iPads will lead with a 36 percent share while Android including Kindle, will have 27 percent followed by perhaps Windows tablets with 21 percent. The Blackberry PlayBooks had 9 percent, but in the future they might have 4 percent of shares.

They have also revealed some interesting tablet statistics according to which 17 percent of the US mobile phone users or 34 million Americans will own a tablet by the end of 2012. They also have predicted that Tablet adoption to grow at a CAGR of 40.3 percent to 40 percent of all US Smartphones users by 2016 which is about 87 million adults. 

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-04-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)