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Apple iPad market share falls to 75 percent

The latest figures in from Strategy Analytics shows that Apple are seeing the first effects of competition in the tablet sector. Their marketshare has dropped from around 96 percent to 75 percent in the last few months.

Android tablets are the biggest issue for Apple right now as they have increased their marketshare by 21.6 percent while the remainder was taken up by Windows and other tablet OS. Many of the gains are based around the Samsung Galaxy Tab which has proved to be a popular product at the end of 2010. Over 2 million were shipped before January 2011.

Samsung, in a rather honest statement said that they believed many of those shipped tablets are still on retail shelves. Apple have sold 15 million iPads in 2010 after releasing the tablet last April.

picture courtesy of Electronista

KitGuru says: Over the coming months we can see this percentage dropping even further as more Android 3.0 tablet optimised devices hit the market, starting with the Motorola Xoom which is due for release later this month.

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