Google Android Tablet Market Share Increases To 22%
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Market share of the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android tablet market share has increased. In the last quarter Apple’s tablet market share dropped from 95% to 77%. Android went from a 2.3% market share to 22%. Apple had reported 7.3 million iPads in the December quarter and Android shipments went from 100,000 to 2.1 million. In November, the Galaxy Tab had hit 600,000 in the first month.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab was the main driver of Android success,” stated Strategy Analytics director Neil Mawston. “Tablet makers like Android because of its perceived low cost and an accompanying range of compelling media services such as YouTube and Google Maps.” It will be interesting to see what happens when Motorola launches the Xoom tablet and RIM launches the PlayBook tablet.