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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RE: Comment by Morgan
by Bobthearch on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 15:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Morgan"
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Something I always keep in mind when seeing this kind of statistic is that Apple is one company. There are hundreds of Android device manufacturers, especially if you consider all the cheap no-name tablets coming out of China. But even if you only count the top ten Android tablet makers, that's still ten companies it took to outsell one company.


Well considering this is OS News, not a hardware site, it makes sense for the articles and writing to address the issue from an OS vs OS angle. ;)

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