Apple iPad Will Beat Android in Tablet Market in 2012, Analysts Say

Apple’s iPad will command 44 percent of the total tablet

market by 2012, with tablets based on Google’s Android operating system nipping

at its heels with 39 percent, according to researchers at Piper Jaffray.

Apple that has the dominate position in 2010, selling 90

percent of the 14.5 million tablets shipped this year after launching its

seminal product in April. Apple sold 4.2 million iPads in the fourth quarter, which closed Oct. 19.

Android ‘s 2010 market share will be 11 percent, Munster estimated. Worldwide sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab topped 1 million in December, though the Android 2.2-based, 7-inch screen

tablet only launched from wireless carriers in the United States in mid-November.

This came as a surprise to Munster, who called the Tab “a

weak offering, but finding surprising success.”

For more, read the eWeek article: Apple iPad to Lead Android in Tablet Market in 2012 .

CIO Insight Staff
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