Android Hits 39% Market Share For Tablets

Posted Jan 26, 2012

Research firm Strategy Analytics has reported this morning that Android now has a 39% tablet OS market share as of the fourth quarter 2011. Apple still has the lead at 58% market share in Q4 2011, but they are down from 68% in the fourth quarter of 2010. However these numbers are based on “sell-in” rather than over-the-counter sales. What this means is that the numbers include Android tablets may still sit on retail shelves and never be bought. The Amazon Kindle Fire was also included in the Android market share numbers. [TechCrunch]