The tablet market continued on its upward growth in the second quarter of this year with nearly 34 million tablets shipped worldwide, according to Canalys. Of these, Android dominated the numbers garnering 53 percent of the market.
Talking of OEMs, Android tablets saw a massive growth with over 200 percent increase in the number of tablet shipments from last year. This growth was pushed thanks to devices from OEMs like Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo and Acer among others, who together made up for 53 percent of the market. Apple, on the other hand, saw its growth falter due to no new products in its lineup. Compared to last year, Apple’s shipments dropped 14 percent and its market share dropped to 43 percent. Also Read - Huawei MatePad T8 tablet to launch in India soon: Check specifications, expected price
Canalys also noted that consumers preferred smaller display devices since they were more affordable compared to their bigger-screened counterparts. According to the report, nearly 68 percent of the total number of tablets shipped had a display smaller than 9-inches. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 passes FCC and Bluetooth SIG