Although Apple's latest quarterly fiscal results failed to meet Wall Street expectations, the company is still in a dominant position. Nowhere is that more evident than in the tablet market. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple commands 68% of the tablet pie, up from 62% one year ago. That gain hasn't come at the expense of Android tablets, which have the same 29% share they did a year ago. Instead, the percentage of Microsoft and "other" tablets has fallen.
Strategy Analytics' numbers show Microsoft with just 1% of the tablet market, a figure that's sure to increase once Windows 8 devices hit shelves this fall. It will be interesting to see whether the Metro-infused OS shifts market share away from Android, iOS, or both. The folks charged with tracking such things will have to figure out how many of the incoming Win8 notebook/tablet hybrids deserve to be counted with the more obvious tablet contenders.
Overall, the tablet market continues to experience rapid growth. iPad shipments went up by 83% year-over-year, and Android-based tablets enjoyed a 66% increase. Those Android shipments don't include Google's new Nexus 7, which seems likely to carve out a sizable chunk of the market due to its $199 starting price. The similarly inexpensive Kindle Fire made up over half of the Android tablet market earlier this year. Already, demand for the pricier 16GB version of the Nexus 7 has exceeded Google's expectations. Thanks to TechCrunch for the heads up on the Strategy Analyics numbers.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
|Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card reviewed||81|
|In the lab: EVGA's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked graphics card||18|
|iPhone sales continue to shrivel in Apple's fiscal fourth quarter||33|
|Leaked MacBook Pro pics suggest OLED touch bar and Touch ID||27|
|Eizo FlexScan EV2780 monitor cuts cable clutter||9|
|Xiaomi reveals Mi Mix phone with a 6.4" edgeless display||32|
|Zotac and Thermaltake join forces for a liquid-cooled GTX 1080||4|
|Zotac Magnus EN1080 may be the fastest mini-PC yet||17|
|Seagate 5TB BarraCuda and 2TB FireCuda drives are big and speedy||42|
|Signing your posts is daftly redundant. Meadows||+29|