Global tablet shipments rise 43% in Q3

Friday 26 October 2012 | 16:21 CET | News
Global tablet shipments rose 43 percent to 25 million units in the third quarter from 17.2 million a year earlier, according to research from Strategy Analytics. Apple iOS slipped to 57 percent global market share from 64 percent a year ago, allowing Android to capture a record 41 percent share, up from 29 percent the previous year. Microsoft captured a niche 2 percent global market share for the third quarter, and the release of the new Windows 8 operating system is expected to drive Microsoft tablet volumes higher during the fourth quarter holiday season.

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Companies: Apple / Microsoft / Strategy Analytics
Countries: World
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