Samsung has ambitious plans for the tablet industry, which was evident from its sales forecast for 2013. The tablet industry has been dominated by Apple from the past several years and for the first time since 2012, its marketshare has begun to dip. And that’s largely due to the emergence of low cost tablets like the Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. However, Samsung has played a pivotal role in increasing the Android tablet marketshare on its own, especially in developing regions where Nexus tablets are not sold.
And according to a new report from Korea, Samsung expects to ship over 100 million tablets in 2014. This report emerging from ET News suggests that the company is already in touch with supply chain sources to prepare for what could well be the company’s best year in terms of tablet shipments. Samsung is also looking to introduce a variety of tablets apart from the conventional 7, 8 and 10 inch tablets, which could prove to be crucial. It is reported that the company will ship over 40 million tablets by the end of 2013, so it’s certainly very ambitious in its sales forecasts for 2014. But considering the rising demand for low cost budget tablets, it should surprise no one if Samsung actually sells that many tablets next year.
Source: ET News (Translated)
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