Sales data from Gartner shows Android on top of the Apple iPad for the first time ever in 2013

Despite creating the category in 2010 and amassing a huge lead in market share over the competition, for the first time ever in 2013 Android tablet sales globally topped those of the Apple iPad. Not only did Android take the top spot from the iOS flavored slates, it more than doubled the sales of iPads. The information was disseminated by Gartner...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here


29. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The 5C didn't do poorly, but it did not match the 5S. It has outsold every other phone on the planet, including the Note 3, NOT named the iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4.

19. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

lmfao I wonder what data Tim cook is going to show next time after all the years of saying how great the iPads market share was compared to the competition lol

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

He's gonna do like Jobs did and move the goal posts from market share to profits.... When the iPhone gained on BB and over took it....Jobs always mentioned marketshare. Enter Android....and market share somehow didnt matter anymore and the focus was profits.

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Grats Android, you come a long way!

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm sure without a doubt that Android will outpace the iPad before too long, but it is possible that the iPad still has a majority of the market share when tablets are concerned. I'm curious how much total global market share each OS has obtained and how much it's changed since last year.

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Funny seeing these things in the comments here and elsewhere: Rationalizing like with Android phones started grabbing market share in 2009, 2010. The same excuses for phones are being used now. Some, many ppl said Android phones would never overtake the iPhone....its de ja vue yet again for Apple. Good point by PBX.....we dont hear these excuses with the PC vs. Mac debates. Actually there is very lil debate in that category now. Yet again.....ppl just dont wanna give credit where its due. If something is low priced...and it really wouldnt matter how cheap it is. See Palm that had great software + so so hardware..... or BB that had great hardware + so so software.... See also WP thats barely hanging on.... Logic and common sense seems to escape some ppl....

36. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

that apple supreme-ness has gone... it was bound to only last for a few years anyway until other companies figured out how to push their products. apple has to move to a new category and dominate all over again... like iWatch.... eventually other companies will over throw their domination again.
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.