iPad shipments slip as Android tablets gain: IDC

by TabTimes Staff

October 30 2013

Apple's iPad maintains its lead of the tablet market, but new figures from IDC show Android tablets are gaining.

IDC estimates Apple shipped 14.1 million iPads in Q3, down from 14.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Apples share of the tablet market has also tumbled from 40.2% a year ago to what IDC says is 29.6% today.

Meanwhile, Samsung came in second on the vendor score sheet with 20.4% of the global market having shipped approximately 9.7 million units during the quarter. Nexus 7-maker ASUS grabbed 7.4% of the pie with 3.5 million units.

See all market share figures in TabTimes' The State of the Tablet Market

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