Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 10:44 UTC
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A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Appleā€™s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in 2013, Android took nearly 62% of sales on 121 million tablets, while Apple sold 70 million iPad tablets for a 36% share.

In comparison, last year, Apple led the tablet category with nearly 53% of sales on 61 million units, compared to Android at nearly 46% with 53 million tablets sold.

This was always inevitable. Apple won't mind though - they're still raking in the profits.

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REM2000
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2006-07-25

i don't think there is a need to defend it as although android is beating Apple in market share (which was inevitable) the core difference between the Windows / Mac os the late 80's early 90's is that Apple is still making stacks and stacks of cash.

It is still important to note that apple is still selling more and more of these devices every year and pulling in massive profits because of it.

What we're really seeing is that the tablet market is being spaced out, we will likely see a plateu in the future but at the moment the market is still expanding.

I own all three major OS tablets, i own an iPad3 which is still really quick and powerful for my uses, plays HD content without a stammer and all apps run fine (evernote), the only reason i would upgrade to an iPad Air is if i still traveled a lot as the air is a lot lighter than the iPad3 which makes a difference in your bag.

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