Global 4Q tablet shipments way up to 78m units, slim majority Android

by TabTimes Staff

January 24 2014

About 78.45 million tablets were shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Digitimes Research. That's a an increase of 25% over the prior quarter and 29.8% higher than a year ago. 

Android-based models accounted for 51.2% of the shipments, iOS-based 44.9% and Windows-based tablets 3.9%. However, by individual brand or model, the iPad topped the rankings with 29.7% of shipments,

From a form factor perspective, 7-inch models accounted for 31% of the shipments, followed by 9-inch models with 25.4%, 7.9-inch models with 19.7%, 10-inch models with 15.8% and 8-inch models with 7.6%. 

Among vendors, Apple had the largest global market share at 29.7%, followed by Samsung Electronics with 17.4%, Amazon 5.4%, Lenovo 4.2%, Asustek Computer 2.8%, Google 1.4%, Acer 1%, Dell 0.8% and Hewlett-Packard 0.5%.


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