Apple is watching its dominance of the global tablet market erode, with iPad shipments accounting for 50.4 percent of the total third quarter tablet shipments of 2012 (July-September), down from 59.7 percent during the same period in 2011, the market analysis firm International Data Corporation reported Monday.
Meanwhile, a few Android-based tablets made substantial gains over the same period, namely Samsung's Galaxy Tab and Amazon's Kindle Fire (18.4 percent and 9 percent, respectively). Here's a chart from IDC illustrating the tablet market share from Apple and other Android manufacturers from the third quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2012:
Chart: Worldwide Tablet Vendors Market Share, 2012Q3Description: Worldwide Quarterly Tablet TrackerIDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tracker provides total market size and vendor share for both the Tablet and eReader markets in 46 countries. Detailed segmentation is provided by CPU, operating system, connectivity type, screen size and resolution, storage, distribution channel, and customer segment. Measurement for this tracker is in units, value, and end-user price. For more information, or to subscribe to the research, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 1-650-350-6423 or email@example.com. Further detail about this tracker can be found at: http://www.idc.com/tracker/showproductinfo.jsp?prod_id=81Tags: Samsung, Apple, Amazon, Asus, Lenovo, Tablet, IDC, tracker, Q3 2012, 3Q 2012, market share, galaxy, iPad, Kindle, Transformer, ideapad, 2012Q3 Author: IDCcharts powered by iCharts
(H/T: The Financial Times)