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iPad holds 82% of US tablet market

Apple’s iPad holds about 82% share in the Tablet market of the U.S.A according to a recent survey by Nielsen

A recent release of a new survey results, by Nielsen has revealed that Apple still retains 82% of the tablet market share. Though this was really not a big surprise for anyone, but even the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom did not show much effect with iPads market share.

Apple’s iPads are seen to be split fairly between Wi-Fi and 3G, as 43% of the iPad owners are Wi-Fi only models user while 39% are 3G + Wi-Fi models users. The survey also showed that Samsung has a 4% of tablet market share while Dell has 3% and Motorola Mobility has 2%. The remaining 9% of the shares consists of other tablets.

From the above survey results it is already clear that the Android based Tablets are not really getting popular enough to give a tough competition to Apple’s iPads. Though the future is uncertain but to compete with the iPads really seems hard enough.

Some more interesting facts about the Nielsen’s April survey is the information on the changes in the life of the tablet users after owning a tablet. 35% of the tablet owners have reported to have used less or no desktop after owning a tablet. 32% of laptop users, 27% media player users and 25% of portable game console users are using less or have not used at all of their gadgets or devices after owning a tablet.

With all these we can say that we are really approaching a complete Tablet era in the near future. They are becoming really popular in a very short time and have also affected the sales of other products like desktop, laptops and even portable gaming consoles. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-10- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)