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IDC sees Android surpassing iOS in tablet market share for 2013

0. phoneArena 12 Mar 2013, 19:48 posted on

According to IDC, sales of tablets with screens smaller than 8 inches is currently the hot area of the tablet market, and thanks to the strength of this corner of the market, IDC sees Android flavored tablets grabbing a market share of 48.8% in 2013; this will beat out the rapidly declining Apple iPad, which will end the year with 46% of the tablet space...

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 19:50

1. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Well yeah... It's a numbers game.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 02:56

10. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


IT IS! Android tablets are everywhere.
LOL. I thought they have already surpassed the iPads long ago! xD

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:01 6

2. rajagopalan.k (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


a big long nail hit hard into every i-ass

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:16 2

3. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 367; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


It is supposed to surpass iOS in tablet this year. Come on. It's multiple companies vs ONE SINGLE COMPANY! Multiple is like some hundreds...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:24 2

5. jroc74 (Posts: 4947; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Its Mac vs PC's all over again. No matter what anyone says....it is what it is.

And for it to happen....those mutiple companies have to offer something worth getting, using. Look how long the iPod has dominated that market. 1 vs mutiple companies....

Mutiple companies didnt help the old Win Mo. Its never just because its many companies. They also have to offer something good.

Its funny the iPod market ....never.....gets bought up when comparing 1 vs many. The iPod must be the only mp3, media player worth getting. Not so much with phones, tablets and desktops PC's.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:47 2

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Android Vs iOS is Apple Vs Google. Talk of OS as comparison graph is of OS. Who is stoppin g Apple from Licesing it's OS?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:19

4. jroc74 (Posts: 4947; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


2013 is really optimistic. If based on how the phones did....than I can see it. I dont know....there needs to be cheaper tablets that are actually good.

With the Asus FonePad tablet having phone features....does that mean the Note and Note 2 get counted as tablets? Archos had a 5" tablet a few years ago...and the orig phablet, the 5" Dell Streak....got that name because some sites called it a phone, some called it a tablet.

Those that hate the term phablet....its not because someone sat around one day and decided to call these phones that. It was because of indecision on what to call the Streak.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:36 3

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Its good to no that OEMs are making quality Tabs and keeping up with there updates.
Its bad news for Apple, this year stocks and bonds will tumble if Apple dosent come up with new designs™

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:46

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11953; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude where've you been?

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 05:26

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Been on vacation by PhoneArena for a week, they gave me 2 warning, just because i posted " Rubbish and another Useless"
Hows you?©

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:22 2

8. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Android FTW!!
Apple WTF!!

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 06:31

12. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


I like Android phones and in my opinion the Note 2 is the best phone in the market but when it comes to tablets Android is not good.
Lack of apps,Lack of optimized apps,Laggy,Choppy and Games dont play with full effects.
Another important reason is the fact that Android doesnt have alot of options, for example i was looking for a good browser on the nexus 7 and i realized that every single one of them is lagging like you wouldnt believe , all of them except Dolphin Browser.This is pathetic though because in the entire ecosystem you have just one browser worth using. On ios every browser is smooth like butter.
The kindle fire doesnt count as a Android device because they use their own marketplace, amazon is the company who is using Google and they give them no credit at all.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 07:50

13. ithinkimjoe (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


boy, there sure are a lot of fandroids on here...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:31

14. Aaron.Zand (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


Google's communist act is failing miserably. Samsung is taking almost all profits leaving Google and other Android manufacturer's almost nothing.

Moreover, Windows 8 tablet market share will surpass Android tablets very soon according to the IDC's estimate. The IDC's market share estimate is based on number of units. Windows 8 tablets are more expensive now, so it will sell fewer for now. But low cost models will come out soon. On the other hand, Android is going after the lower and lower end market at cheaper and cheaper prices.

In terms of market share based on revenue, Microsoft's Surface is selling at $999, or $1140 plus the touch cover, that's about 5 times of 7" Android tablets. Revenue-wise, Microsoft only needs 1/5 of Android's market share to beat all Android manufacturers combined. Moreover, Surface has a gross margin of 45%, vs. cheap Android devices at less than 20% of gross margin, in terms of gross profit, Microsoft makes 11 times more profit selling one Surface Pro than Android vendors selling one Android tablet!

And price-wise, Dell, Asus, HP and Lenovo are offering lower end Win 8 tablets at about $399 to $499, which is very competitive to iPad and 10" Android tablets. Lastly, don't forget that Microsoft receives $5-$10 of royalty for each Androud device sold.

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