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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Two interesting things to note
by someone on Tue 4th Mar 2014 02:43 UTC
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1. Looking at Table 2, the sales of Android devices in the "Other" category exceeds the combined sales of Samsung, ASUS and Amazon.
2. Apple's sales as reported by Gartner's differs from the company's own numbers

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Yes, for some weird reason Gartner posts 70 million sold in Q4, while Apple's SEC filing shows 74 million.

Also, for some other weird reason they include those Android TV dongles in the numbers, weird they would consider that a tablet, but I guess anything to inflate the numbers and get the people clicking on the article.

This is the same company that said Microsoft would be making a killing in tablets and phones too.

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