Far behind Apple in IDC's research is Samsung - a distant second with 18.4% of the market. There isn't that much excitement surrounding Samsung's latest tablets, but we guess that the brand recognition is playing its part here. Third is Amazon with 9%. According to the source, the new Kindle Fire HD models have greatly helped Amazon boost its tablet sales in the last quarter. Rounding up the top 5, we have Asus at fourth place with 8.6% and Lenovo at fifth with 1.4%.
It would be very interesting to observe how the market for tablets is going to change now that we have the iPad mini and the Samsung Nexus 10 coming soon. Do you have any predictions?