The increased consumer interest in tablets should not be much of a surprise to people that keep a close eye on trends. The variety of tablets available on the market is on the rise, and users can do more and more with them nowadays. At the same time, there now seem to be decent tablet offerings suitable for every budget. No wonder that consumers are increasingly becoming less interested in affordable notebook computers and prefer going with a tablet instead.
As far as tablet platforms are concerned, the supremacy of iOS should hold up through 2013. However, the iPad market share will start declining afterwards, according to the research. Half of all tablets shipped in 2017 will be made by Apple, about 40 percent will run Android, and the rest will be mostly Windows based slates, predicts NPD DisplaySearch.
source: NPD DisplaySearch via Android Authority