Since the Apple iPad arrived on the scene in April, people have been flocking to pick up the hottest new gadget of the year. Although Apple was not the first to debut a tablet PC, they were the ones to bring it to the mass market. Quietly waiting in the wings, is Android.
Bloomburg has reported that in the 3rd quarter of 2010, that Apple now controls 95% of the entire tablet market,with 4.2 million units shipped.
What does the 4th Quarter of this year hold for Google Android? Well Android’s market share will rise in the fourth quarter as major devices using the Google OS enter the market. The Most notable Android devices to drop in time for the holidays is the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which will be the flagship anti-ipad tablet. We also are looking forward to the recently announced Barnes and Noble Nook Color and Notion Ink Adam. Although the Adam may suffer from the start up syndrome that plagues companies in having the right distribution chain to get a great product out in as many markets as possible.
“The tablet wars are up and running,” said Strategy Analytics Director Neil Mawston in the statement. Android and other operating platforms “are trailing in Apple’s wake and they already have much ground to make up.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.