Android tablets lower iPad's market share from 95% to 75%

Android tablets lower iPad's market share from 95% to 75%
The Apple iPad has been the gold standard of tablet devices. While we're all excited about Android, webOS, and BlackBerry tablets, we have to admit that we expected the iPad to still reign supreme. But now, data from Strategy Analytics shows that the iPad has lost considerable market share to Android already, dropping from 95% to 75% in the last quarter.

A drop to 75% might not sound like that big of a deal, but it is particularly impressive considering Apple's expectations. Tim Cook, Apple's COO, described Android tablets as "vapor" next to the iPad. Also, Android tablets have barely gotten off the ground. They may well enjoy a meteoric rise in the coming years, much like their smartphone brethren.

The Galaxy Tab hasn't been as popular as expected, selling only "a small number" of the 2.1 million shipped units, according to Samsung's Lee Yong-hee. But also in Q4 of 2010, Apple was left with 525,000 more unsold iPads than any previous quarter. If nothing else, the expectation of further Android offerings might have diminished the iPad's appeal.

It's important to note that the market share statistics come from units shipped to retailers. That figure doesn't really capture consumer demand, so much as anticipated consumer demand. But it's still clear that Apple had better bring their A-game with the iPad 2.

source: Yahoo! News

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11 Comments

1. Gemini530 unregistered

Android tabs are cheaper alternatives for the ipad, so of course it will sell to those who cannot afford the ipad and would settle for a decent alternative. But the ipad would remain the dominant one.

4. woo unregistered

bitterness is next to ugliness hahahaha...

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Cheaper? like 50 bucks cheaper? i think its proven that hight end android phones as as expensive as the iPhone

11. 3MTA3 unregistered

Yes, like the high end Droid Atrix and Bionic at $150 it is just ridiculous! So expensive. I mean you get dual core, dual cameras, Micro SD slots, 4+" screens, LTE 4G, Flash, etc- it is a rip off! You can get the iphone for much cheaper in price and more, many more features. @Gemini530 - one word......XOOM You had better hope for a decent ipad2 - catch up now apple oh dominant one. *puts hand out and pets head, pats butt*

2. Ash unregistered

Right, just like how Android phones are poor man's iPhone? Whatever, get your head outta apple's behind.

5. woo unregistered

hahaha another bitter apple fan!! i cant help but good a good laugh hahaha

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

as much as iPhone is dumbs peoples phone

3. boriqua2000

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

people bought a bunch of tablets when they first came out because they were something new and seemed cool.now everyone is realizing that they are nothing more than a gimmick and can't replace a laptop.that's why sells of tablets are dropping.the wow factor is already gone.

6. woo unregistered

so true...agree!!!

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Pads will have their people... but the current deal is that they aren't doing more that your regular smartphones, now when pads can do more or create a new level they users that need a PC for web browsing small gaming and social networking may want to go with pas nice they may offer a much social integrated environment..... now the big test drive will be the "quad cores" if they manage co create a much more functional OS with great interface gaming above current consoles (XBOX, Wii, PS3) they they will become usable my opinion is that tabs may replace notebooks or "mini/micro laptops" they also get subsidized by providers, sowing a probably more appealing.... but time will tell

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oi, like always PA is misrepresenting or behind. its already been shown that the samsung dude's comments were mistranslated. he said sales have been "smooth" not "small".

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