So it has finally arrived, Android with all their many platforms are now within touching distance of apples tablet market share. According to the Mashable.com website, iOS platforms, including all the 4 ipads and ipad mini make up 48.2% of the global market followed by Andoid tablets that account for 43.4 percent of the market.
Considering android has been stregthened by the nexus and Samsung range over the last 12 months, it was inevitable that they were going to take a big share of the market eventually. This data is only for the sales of tablets in Q1 of 2013, not the actual market share of tablets in total. Interestingly Windows tablets accounted for just 7.5% of the market.
Can Apple tame the uprising of Android with their new iOS 7, planned for later this year or will the huge volume of tablets using the Android OS be too strong for apple to manage?