Apple to lose tablet market share to Android: Report

Apple to lose tablet market share to Android: Report Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: The battle between Apple and Android based devices has taken a new turn. According to survey, Apple products mainly- iPad and iPad mini tablets will lose some market share to Android operated tablets for the full year.

Research firm International Data Corp (IDC) said, Apple's worldwide tablet market share would go down to 53.8 percent in 201 from 56.3 percent last year. In contrast, Android products will increase their share to 42.7 percent from 39.8 percent.

It raised its 2012 outlook for the worldwide tablet market to 122.3 million units, up from its previous forecast of 117.1 million units.

IDC also raised its 2013 shipment forecast to 172.4 million units from 165.9 million units.

The survey has also forecasted that tablets running on Microsoft Corp's Windows operating systems, including Windows 8 and Windows RT, would grab market share from both Apple's iOS and Android.


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