Apple iPad holds the US tablet throne, no rivals in sight

Apple iPad holds the US tablet throne, no rivals in sight
More statistical data comes in to confirm what you probably already know: the iPad is dominating the tablet space in the States with a share of around 75%. What's more interesting – analysts from Canaccord Genuity don't see any real competitors shaping up anytime soon. The second-gen iPad is expected to rake up sales of 11.1 million units in September, warming up to an impressive December quarter reaching 14 million units.

The rest of Android tablets are best represented by Samsung, which is estimated to snatch 8% of all tablet sales in 2011. The second runner-up is Asus, which introduced the Asus Transformer earlier in  the year, but even if we combine all Android tablet sales they still look marginal when compared to the iPad.

“While new entrants such as Amazon could disrupt the completive dynamics into holiday sales, we view low-priced 7-inch models as a threat to other Android OEMs rather than to the iPad,” Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity says. “As such, given our updated iPad estimates, we anticipate Apple will command roughly 65 percent of the tablet units sold into the channel during C2011. However, we believe Apple’s sell-through share of the tablet market will exceed 75 percent during C2011.”

Now, recently Google confirmed poor sales for its Android slates which stand at just around 3.4 million. But could the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich change that landscape? A new tablet running dusguised Android is coming today at Barnes&Noble's event, so you'll have one more opportunity to ponder on the tablet issue very soon.

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1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

no brainer.. but a super hurricane is coming in the form of windows 8 by 2012.. will surely blow those iPads to the middle of the pacific ocean.

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Hurricane Windows, I like that.

4. android_hitman unregistered

sadly no. People are too stupid to realize what's good. they are all brainwashed.

22. JeffdaBeat unregistered

But couldn't people on the other side say that you're just as brain washed?

5. Satya

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

hmm.. microsoft has to make to sure that this hurricane does not hit redmond :P

8. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I would first recommand using an iPad. And you'll notice that it's rly hard to come up with a device that will smash the iPad. Also the ipad smart cover is one of their greatest inventions. Let's just say it just works. When i use it, It get automatically in sleep mode. Open it and you are right back in the app or homescreen. Posted on the iPad.

18. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Easily the funniest thing I've read on this site.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ICS is going to help quite a bit, since its going to bring a unified interface and architecture to tablets and phones, which is one of the few things that iOS has done well. Thats going to open up thousands of new apps for the tablets immediately. I also believe that windows8 is going to take a large chunk.. if its done properly.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Android smartphone apps are available on android tablets today. They're not optimized for tabletsvand still won't be on ics Btw do you just stop responding when proven wrong and owned like a clown?

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if you were actually able to read, you would know that your entire statement was false. Android apps are only availible on honeycomb when they are optimized for it. There are many apps you can get on a phone that u cant get on the HONEYCOMB tablet, and vice versa. Part of the reason for ICS's existence is to get rid of that. Anything built with ICS compatibility is capable of tablet and phone use. They said during the announcement it was like 1 extra line of code to make it compatible with more resolutions and such.. But oh. u didnt actually watch the announcement.. you're just talking out of your ass... like always.

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Once ice cream sandwich hits it could change all that,plus gamespot stocking android tablets and also the amazon fire tablet will massively increase androids share possibly. Most people with smartphones other than ios that i know and of and have sold phones to in the mobile industry aren't particularly interested more than a passing query about tablets,most still aren't too convinced of their uses yet. Islaves on the other hand gob it down like all good pr tactics from apple have programmed them to do,most already have an ipod touch,iphone,possibly also macbook but also go out and buy the exact same thing just in a different form factor in the ipad. Exact same layout,games,apps and functions on the ipod touch,iphone and ipad but eh,they're from apple so they must appease their overlords.

7. EFchris91

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

I could've swore you guys said this about Honeycomb too..

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

They sure did say that. Android fanboys always predict Apple's demise. The fact they're wrong over and over doesn't slow them down one bit.

13. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I think the most ironic demise was that of Steve jobs last vendetta to try crush android,declare nuclear war on it and use every penny of apples fortune aquired from their islaves to achieve it. Then as he dies android progresses further and further past ios. Maybe there isn't a market for tablets yet and it really is only ipad market,coz as i said most mentally aware smartphone buyers aren't convinced of the full need or use of a tablet while ios slaves continue to buy the ipad despite it being the exact same as the ipod touch and iphone they already own just with a bigger screen. Why have the exact same thing three times? Most islaves couldn't answer that really,after all they own all of apples products so that makes them look cool and acceptable to society

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hey whatever helps you sleep at night. Fandroid fantasy land is a funny place. In real life Apple makes great products that people love.

20. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Fantasy it ain't,when you work in the industry day in and day out you see the thought frames of people,those who follow simply for trends and those who have awareness. I've no bother selling iphones if some poor soul really wants it,sales are commission ;-) just once then don't come back complaining like the others with the problems later. Apple make all very similar products which islaves 'love' (love being ironically a mental conditioning word used by apple pr over and over and over again in unveilings ie. " you love this" " its so cool" " apple LOVES its fans) thus why they buy ipod touches,iphones and ipads, Those with functioning brains don't need three devices which are in all ways really the exact same device but differnce screen size

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Considering iPhones have the highest customer satisfaction and lowest return rates how is it that in your fantasy land they all come back dissatisfied? Are you saying all android users are informed? What about the android buyers that want something like an iPhone or want a free phone. Get it together loser.

17. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

andro pls change your profile photo in something different or don't comment a post. You're a fandroid, ok but you like smashing apple's I see. mostly for no common reason. Don't post anything anymore or change your profile photo and be more open for other things then google this and google that.

21. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

have you actually ever 'hunted' taco50?!"

26. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

It's a funny name. tacohunter. I don't like some comments he made but you gotta admit it sometimes he's totally right about something. Hardcore android users who loves to smash apples (that say's your picture and others did as wel). At least taco isn't a retard, with his profile picture. If taco had a picture idk an apple with a lightsaber that kills an android with a poor little woden sword. Then he would be certainely as bad as you do. So pls don't make such comments.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you really need to get off this profile picture soap box. its really none of your business what people put as their profile picture. If it was breaking ToS then PA would do something about it.. other wise, shut the hell up about it.

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

There is no tablet market. Only an iPad market. This makes sense to me. Android phones only sell because they're subsidized heavily. Usually free. With tablets you have to actually spend money to get one. Consumers aren't willing to spend money on android. Look at this forum. Androids biggest supporters whine about spending .99 for an app.

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Largely subsides due to the freedom android manufacturers give them to do so as android is based on a free and open platform. The iphone could also be as well subsidised if Apple didn't chain carriers by the groin with extraordinarily obscene contracts and also if Apple didn't dictate the high prices Iphones must retail at to ensure maximum emptying of their islaves pockets. The monster must be fed after all i guess to keep it in control

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

57. remixfa posted on yesterday, 15:19 6 1 Do some research, taco MS OWNS like 25% of Apple.. They dont get royalty payments from the iphone, they get 25% of all profits. Thats way more than they make from WP7.$150M-buy-of-Apple-stock-in-1997-Did-they-sell-it All told, Microsoft spent a little over $151 million to acquire 18.2 million shares of Apple stock, for roughly $8.31 per share. Microsoft confirmed that it sold all of its AAPL holdings some time ago "Microsoft currently seems to own about 0.0046% of Apple"

27. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

See he makes also good comments. +1 I only see from you android this and he proofed you lied.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

do you tuck him in at night too? good lord.

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and with the ipad3 coming.. i dont see anything within the rearview mirror

24. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

IPad 2s? Go peek at the transformer prime benchmarks speak for themselves.

25. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I'm not just being a fanboy I'm simply stating that to blindly think IPads will be the best.. The one and only.. Forever is just stupid.sure they are solid quality products but at the rate competitors are advancing its foolish to think Apple will stand on this throne for much longer. All Android needs its a more strict set of guidelines to prevent fragmentation. The tech is there for Android.. Just need a revamp on the standards.

19. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

People will buy a quality device, which the iPad is.

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