No iPad Killer, but Android did take 20 Percent Market Share
Aug 15, 2011 9:21 AM –
According to a report by ABI Research, Android media tablets have collectively taken 20% market share away from the iPad in the last 12 months. Though no single vendor using Android (or any other OS) has been able to mount a significant challenge against it.
Researchers note contributing factors being Android fragmentation woes, as developers weigh the market potential of tablet specific apps. This speculates the to be less than a thousand Android tablet apps. If you remember at Apple’s last keynote in June, they boasted over 65,000 iPad specific apps (today that number tips 90K) which is driving that ecosystem and sales.
Researchers of the report also add that year-over-year Android tablets will continue to eat away at Apple’s stronghold on the tablet space, but will do so scrapping through the trenches. Meaning, it will be made up of “De-featured, low-cost media tablets are being introduced by more than fifty vendors in 2011.” Thus drawing an overall negative perception of the readiness of media consumption tablets with mass consumers. What are your thought on this… are we ready for tablets?