There is no doubt that theis the most common tablet on the market, due in part to its head start but also because of its easy usability. The iPad and the currently hold 61% of the market for the latest quarter. Compared to the same ualterlast year the iPad is up 6M up from 3.3 million to .3 million. Even though sales are up from last year, its over all market share is down a 1/3 since it used to hold 94.6% of all tablet sales.
Sales are down thanks to Android entry on to the tablet market. Google’s OS now holds 30 per cent of the market which is up from under 3 per cent at the same point in 2010 (from just 100,000 sales to 4.6 million). Sadly not all tablet maufacturers enjoyed such success, Blackberry’shas only made ,000 sales recorded and a share of 3.3 per cent, below even Microsoft’s 4.6%.
Overall, tablet sales rose in a year by over 330 per cent, up from 3.5 million to 15.1 million.