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Samsung controls 22.6 percent of the global tablet PC market

Samsung smartphones and tablets
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The South Korean shipped 12.8 million tablet PCs during the last quarter and closed the gap on Apple and its iPad lineup.
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Samsung continues its growth across the entire globe with smartphones and tablet PCs being two key elements that sustain it. While Apple continues to dominate the tablet PC market, the latest sales reports show that the gap between the two companies has narrowed in the last quarter.

According to data from market researcher Strategy Analytics quoted by The Korea Herald in an article published yesterday, Samsung shipped no less than 12.8 million tablet PCs during January-March, a 3.7 percent increase over last year's 18.9 market share, when the company sold 9.1 million units of such devices.

The Apple iPad's market share dropped 11.5 percent since last year's first quarter but this tablet family continues to dominate the global market with 28.9 percent. The interesting fact is that Samsung left Apple behind in most emerging markets, including Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern and even Central Europe.

Lenovo and Asus follow Apple and Samsung with a market share of 4.1 percent (2.3 million units) and 3.7 percent (2.1 million units) during this year's first quarter.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-05-14 (Update: 2014-05-14)