The data, which comes from IDC, notes how Samsung shipped 8.1 million tablets in the April-June period. While that was lower than the 8.6 million shipped during the first quarter, it blew away the 2.1 million tablets that the Korean OEM transported in last year's second quarter. Lenovo and Acer each made the top five. Lenovo shipped 1.5 million tablets during the quarter, surpassing the million mark for the first time ever. With a 313.9% increase in shipments year-over-year, Lenovo now has a 3.3% market share. Acer's 1.4 million in tablet shipments was a 247.9% increase year-over-year, and 35% increase sequentially, leaving it with a 3.1% share.
According to IDC's research director Tom Mainelli, new tablets from Apple and Amazon are expected to energize the market by the fourth quarter.
IDC's Q2 tablet shipments
source: IDC via BGR