Global tablet market grows 11% to 49.3 million units in the second quarter of 2014
Apple continued to lead the way, with 13.3 million iPads shipped in Q2. That figure represented a decline from Apple's first quarter shipment numbers. Also having a tough Q2 was Samsung. The latter struggled to finish behind Apple, with a declining market share of 17.2%. Lenovo leaped over Asus for third place, with 2.4 million slates shipped and a 4.9% slice of the world-wide tablet market. Asus finished fourth with a 4.6% share of the market, followed by the 2% ownership of the tablet market claimed by Acer.
IDC pointed out that many traditional computer and phone manufacturers have turned to producing tablets. The research firm also noted that those companies that offered bundled deals and other promotions, slowly picked up momentum in the tablet market.
source: IDC via DigiTimes