Android tablets grab significant market share

Many customers have been captivated by the fantastic Apple iPad but, just like the smartphone market, Android have got a big slice of the pie. Businessweek reports that 22% of the tablet market is now Android-powered. The stats, from the three months to December 31st 2010, are a leap from just 2.3% in the previous quarter.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has proved to be a worthy challenger to the iPad and we expect to see a follow-up very soon. Many other Android tablet devices have sold to consumers who aren’t prepared to pay the relatively high iPad price.

Neil Mawston, director at Strategy Analytics expects to see the iPad market share drop to 67% this quarter and…

“If you were to ask me in two years time, will Apple have less than 50 percent of the global tablet market, I think that’s a certainty. Even at $500 retail, based on some of the research we’ve done, that’s probably two or three times more than what most mass market consumers are expecting to pay.”

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