iPad down to just 52 percent tablet market share

iPad down to just 52 percent tablet market share
According to Pew, Apple's iPad is quickly losing its majority share of the tablet market.

A year ago, Apple controlled the lion's share, 81 percent, but that has fallen to 52 percent as Android tablets continue to hit the market at a quick pace.



Amazon's Kindle Fire line accounts for 21 percent of the overall market, representing a hefty portion of Android's 48 percent share.

The new report did not include the popular Google Nexus 7 or Amazon's brand new Kindle Fire HD, meaning the numbers may even be closer to 50/50.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 Oct 2012 23:16
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  • 6 comments
  • mukhis

    more and more affordable tablets in the market means ipad share will keep going down. they had lion's share because no other companies realized such a "useless" device would be used by people mostly for entertainment. don't get me wrong; i am calling it useless because tablets are not that much useful yet for business purpose due to the absence of proper office and other corporate mobile software.
    lower the price, the more will be acceptable to the general public since average people don't need a standard laptop/desktop, and even if they do, they can still afford to buy a low-priced mobile device such as tablet just for the sake of having fun.

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    3.10.2012 00:34 #1

  • mukhis

    Originally posted by JCWill: It's worth checking out and comparing the new Novo 7 Flame
    awesome specs. too bad it's not available outside US which means even though you buy it through your relatives/friends, support will be nil.

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    3.10.2012 12:55 #2

  • megadunderhead

    Actually what is hurting apple is not cheaper tablets what is hurting apple of which apple is too stupid to realize is a lot of people still own original iPads and when apple went to iOS 6 and nailed out the original IPADS people then told apple to go and fiddle dee dee themselfs of a cliff and went to other tablets

    3.10.2012 13:21 #3

  • ThePastor

    I knew it was going to fall but I didn't expect it to fall this fast.

    Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

    3.10.2012 17:43 #4

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by megadunderhead: Actually what is hurting apple is not cheaper tablets what is hurting apple of which apple is too stupid to realize is a lot of people still own original iPads and when apple went to iOS 6 and nailed out the original IPADS people then told apple to go and fiddle dee dee themselfs of a cliff and went to other tablets No, it IS the cheaper tablets...now that the big brothers of eReaders are being called tablets, the 11" iPad wouldn't have a chance at holding the majority of the market even if it was a good product with good support. Heck, even the Apple symbol on the back can't help it now...and people will buy anything with an Apple symbol on the back...they will even backorder phones with broken antennas and useless maps!


    3.10.2012 20:07 #5

  • buddyleem

    Everyone I know using a poo tablet barely uses it and doesn't support the play store. When banner ad revenue slides so will the developers . Only apple users blow money on apps and music like big morons (women) The industry should thank apple and ditch android if they know what's good 4 them. Remember the stat that says it all . 95% of tablet Internet traffic is from an iPad. True story bros
    Love the choice though thank goodness for google . But iPad 4 the huge win bromigos .

    hacked wii / xbox / i try and do it then i leave it . i buy pc games cause that pc hacking is getting old

    3.10.2012 22:17 #6

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