In a world where tablets are becoming more and more common, it’s always interesting to see the numbers that each quarter brings. This quarter there were 24.6 million tablets sold, the majority of which were the iPad. Apple shipped a total of around 17 million iPads, and Android trailed with a significant 7.3 million tablets. That brought the total percentages for Apple to 68.3% of the market, while Android held a nice 29.3%.
Considering Apple had a bit of a head start on the tablet market, these numbers sound about right. Android is finally making headway with the success of tablets like the Kindle Fire, and we’ll have to see how the next quarter goes with the release of the Nexus 7. It’s good to see that Android is on the map, and hopefully this next quarter we can do some damage to Apple.