Analyst Predicts Android will Achieve Market Dominance Over iPad Next Year

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  1. dgstorm

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    Sameer Singh, an analyst with mergers and acquisitions consulting group Finvista Advisors, recently made the bold (and in certain circles unpopular) prediction that the Apple iPad will lose its market dominance to Android in 2013. Part of the reason for his assessment stems from extrapolating current data outward into next year. For example, in the third quarter of 2010, the iPad had 87 percent of the market, according to IDC, yet, in Q3 of this year the iPad's marketshare has fallen to just 50.4 percent. In fact, Singh's study found that Android tablet shipments outpaced the iPad in six out of the last eight quarters. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    If you couple this with the fact that Samsung is now charging Apple 20% more for their mobile processors than previously, (according to a report from BGR just yesterday), then you can foresee some rough times for Apple. Of course, the company is still one of the most profitable and cash-rich corporations on Earth, so there probably isn't too much cause for concern. Although most of us Android fans here in the forums could have made the same predictions, it's still nice to see someone within the industry put hard facts and numbers to the idea.

    Perhaps Apple should spend more of their cash and time on R&D for new technologies, instead of trying to fight in the court system...

    Source: CNET