The iPad has steadily dominated the tablet scene since it was introduced. Android tablets with Honeycomb, and even tablet with earlier versions of Android have been trying to poke a dent into the iPads mass adoption. Digitimes is reporting that non Android tablets should see a spike in growth by 134% in 2012.
Of course tablets like the Blackberry Playbook and HP TouchPad are included in this growth however Android is expected to drive it. According to BGR Analysts are predicting an increase to 19-20 million Android tablets this year however next year that number is expected to spike to 44-45 million shipped worldwide.
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The tablet growth is expected to be fueled by the next version of Android, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and Nvidia are expected to provide the processor power for this influx of tablets.
Google has also taken notice in tablet development specifically. They rolled out a road show of seminars this month in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York targeting developers that want to develop for tablet specifically. In the application process for these Android Development Labs, Google required the developers most successful Android app as a prerequisite for consideration.