Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 27 January 2012 09:53

Android tablets shipments soar in Q4

Written by Peter Scott



Still a long way behind Apple


Sales of Android tablets seem to be picking up and according to a survey by Strategy Analytics global shipments hit 26.8 million in the last quarter of 2011.

Overall the market share climbed to 39 percent, up from 29 percent year on year. Almost 70 million tablets were shipped in 2011, up 260 percent over 18.6 million in 2010. Apple still dominates me market with a 58 percent share, but its lead over Android is melting away.

Researchers attribute the spike in shipments to affordable tablets, namely the Kindle Fire and Nook, which were hot sellers during the holiday season. Android tablets are definitely picking up momentum and vendors are expected to offer quite a few more cut-price models over the next couple of quarters.

The big question mark is Windows 8, as it could seize a sizable chunk of the market next year.

More here.



blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments