Apple and Samsung will battle for control of the global tablet market this quarter

Apple and Samsung will battle for control of the global tablet market this quarter
Global shipments of slates, slabs, tablets, whatever you want to call them, are expected to rise to 61.42 million in the second quarter. That is a gain of 4.9% from the previous quarter, and an increase of  30.9% from the year earlier. 13.5 million Apple iPads will ship in the current quarter, while 24.62 million of the shipped tablets will be a non-Apple model. Chinese white box vendors will account for 23.3 million tablets.

The race for the top spot is close. Apple is expected to account for 22% of tablet shipments in the period, followed by Samsung with 20%. Asus (6.3%), Lenovo (6.1%) and Acer (1.7%) round out the top five. 58.9% of the tablets shipped in the second quarter will be powered by Android while 35.4% are expected to be iPads. Windows tablets should account for 5.7% of the tablets shipped this quarter.

7 inch slates, and those with a 10 inch to 10.9 inch screen, will lead the way in Q2. Each group is expected to have 21.7% of the global tablet market for the three month period. Tablets with a 7.9 inch screen (the iPad mini), will account for 15.4% of slates shipped this quarter. 8 inch to 8.9 inch tablets will represent 18.4% of the slates shipped from April through June, while 9.0 to 9.9 inch screens will be on 20.7% of the shipped tablets during the same period. And tablets with a screen measuring 11 inches and more will account for 2.1% of the slates shipped from this month through June.

source: DigiTimes

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11 Comments

1. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Wow, that's a lot of numbers for just one article. Made me dizzy reading it.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I always like news about battle between Samsung and apple... I wish Samsung a victory bcoz I think of apple as a colonial style company who want to control the market according to its will

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is no mention of Sony tablets. I really like the Z2 tablet.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Bcoz they are talking about the battle for control of market and sony is nowhere a major player in any battle

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

...waiting for the next generation ipad, skipped the Air so yea, there's that

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Waiting on an Android tablet with that amazing 10" 4K JDI display...

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The Tab Pro 8.4 is the best tablet out there imho, for just $369 online, that beast is a freaking steal

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wish Moto put out another tablet. I will get a tablet eventually. For that....it wont matter to me who the OEM is....probably even the OS. I am leaning towards a Surface tablet....

6. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I'll stick to my Sony Z tablet, a year old and no need to replace it because I'm still very happy with it.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I can see samsung trying hard for the tablet market with almost 10 tablets announced in a quarter.

11. iphone5cuserguide

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

I have to say that Apple is a shoe in. Samsung has an awesome tablet but theres no comp. with apple technology.

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