Google Inc (GOOG) Android tablets overtake iPad in market share

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android tablets have reportedly surpassed the Apple iPad in market share. Android tablets accounted for 61.9% in 2013, according to Gartner. This is the first year that Android tablets outsold iPads.

Apple still sold around 70.4 million iPads in 2013, which is double Samsung’s tablet sales. The overall tablet market grew in 2013: 195.4 million were bought last year, up from 116.3 million in 2012.

Microsoft more than doubled their tablet sales from the prior year, but that is only 2.1% of the overall tablet market. Around 4 million Windows tablets were sold in 2013. lost market share even though their tablet sales jumped from 7.7 million to 9.4 million.

[Source: Gartner/GigaOM]