Is it really true? Could Android tablets be gaining on the iPad? According to Strategy Analytics, Android tablets are doing just that. At the end of the third quarter, Android tablets had accounted for 41.3% of all tablets shipped around the world.
That was up from the 29.2% slice of the tablet pie the platform held the previous year. At the same time, the Apple iPad saw its global share decline from 64.5% in Q3 of 2011 to 56.7 this year. Windows share dropped over the same time span from 2.3% to 1.6% while the others category slumped from 4.1% to .4%
And Apple hasn’t done itself a favor with the new iPad mini either. Priced at $329 compared to the $199 that those Android tablets command, we expect Android to continue climbing.