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    Android Tablets Chew 30% Out of iPad's Marketshare


    A new study from Strategy Analytics indicates that Android tablets have finally started to take a bite out of the fruit of the iPad. According to their numbers, Apple's iPad shipments fell sharply during Quarter 2, and Android Tablets were the reason behind it. Android tabs rose from a paltry 2.9% marketshare during the 1st quarter, to a whopping 30.1% during the second quarter. Contrast that with the iPad that went from 94.3% marketshare in Q1 down to 61.3% in Q2, and you can see directly where 'Andy' is eating his snacks.

    Technically, Apple has still sold over twice as many iPads than Google has Android Tablets, at 9.3 Million to 4.6 Million respectively; however, that's because it was Apple's market to begin with, and their market to lose, since they pioneered it in the first place. It has to be alarming to Steve Jobs and Co. that Android was able to make such a dramatic jump in such a short amount of time. And, it's only going to get worse, since Amazon plans to get into the tablet market in a big way later this year.

    Here's a quote from Neil Mawston, director at Strategy Analytics,
    If Amazon decides to enter the Android tablet category later this year, that will bring fresh excitement and buzz to the Android community, but Amazon will need to deliver a truly standout offering if it really wants to make headway against the popular iPad.
    Indeed, if Amazon can earn the respect of Android lovers and, more importantly, regular consumers, then we could easily see Android tablets overtake the iPad as early as next year.

    Source: AndroidTablets.net via CNet
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    This is units shipped to vendors and not sales to customers. Apple has sold every iPad it made and then some. What this is pretty much saying is that Android OEMs have created a crapload of android tablets haha...it doesn't mean that they're successful though necessarily.
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    Wait until this time next year . . .
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    This quarter two report also doesn't take into account that Apple had issues keeping up with production related to both the earth quake and switch over from iPad 1 to iPad 2 production.

    And czerdrill is 100% correct. Apple's numbers actually reflect the ones SOLD to customers. Android's can only claim number shipped to distribution chains. Android isn't taking a bite out of anything yet when it comes to tablets.
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    I have to go with Skull and CZ on this one. We will know Apple is starting to feel the pinch when they start initiating tablet lawsuits against other makers......

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    So it's what, 20-25%? Let's not make too much out of "shipped" vs. "sold". It's not like there are millions of Android tablets sitting on the shelves never to be sold.

    The bigger issue is probably production issues with the IPad. If people can't find an IPad, they may be settling for an Android tablet.

    That said, I'd trade my IPad for an Asus transformer or slider in a second. Without a keyboard they are absolutely a toy - not as mobile as a smartphone, but the bigger screen can be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak799 View Post
    So it's what, 20-25%? Let's not make too much out of "shipped" vs. "sold". It's not like there are millions of Android tablets sitting on the shelves never to be sold.

    The bigger issue is probably production issues with the IPad. If people can't find an IPad, they may be settling for an Android tablet.

    That said, I'd trade my IPad for an Asus transformer or slider in a second. Without a keyboard they are absolutely a toy - not as mobile as a smartphone, but the bigger screen can be nice.
    We heard this same report in January where they said Android suddenly had 22% tablet share in two weeks. That was also proven as a little premature and only reflected shipments to vendors. There is no way android tablets have anywhere near 30% tablet share. To go from 2.9% to 30% share in one year, would imply a 4500% increase in android tablet sales. (Doubtful) Why no numbers from the OEMs if that was the case? We already know that Samsung did a little misleading with their sales numbers on the Galaxy S tab, and the other android tablets have all pretty much failed too. So where are these Android tablets being sold and if they are being sold like that, where are the numbers and why aren't they being disclosed by the OEM? I mean someone's gotta be selling them, right? In Apple's case the number they ship is the number they sell, 9.25 million, which they specified on their earnings call.

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    Well, assuming people generally stick with the same platform, there are an awful lot of Android owners out there who would be looking for a tablet when they decide to pull the trigger.

    That % needs to be validated, but such growth would not be the least bit surprising given that Android is heading toward double the IPhone market share.

    Unless those numbers are flat wrong, I don't think you are going to find a huge difference in the shipped vs. sold, some timing issues but directionally insignificant. This is the doubting thomas with the smartphone growth all over again. It's inevitable and not a question of if but when.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak799 View Post
    Well, assuming people generally stick with the same platform, there are an awful lot of Android owners out there who would be looking for a tablet when they decide to pull the trigger.

    That % needs to be validated, but such growth would not be the least bit surprising given that Android is heading toward double the IPhone market share.

    Unless those numbers are flat wrong, I don't think you are going to find a huge difference in the shipped vs. sold, some timing issues but directionally insignificant. This is the doubting thomas with the smartphone growth all over again. It's inevitable and not a question of if but when.
    but you're asking me to believe that android tablets, that have historically failed so far, have had that sort of increase in a years time. its not the same as the phones, which haven't failed. people are actually buying the phones, there's no proof that the tablets are being bought.

    the numbers presented in this article are a little silly really if we try to compare shipped to sold considering what we know about android tablets...like i said who's selling all those tablets?
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