New research out of Strategy Analytics says that the tablet computer market grew 260% last year to 66.9 million units overall. In the fourth quarter alone tablet reached “an all time high” of 26.8 million units sold.
Of course the majority of the tablet share comes from iPad which has 58% of the market. However in the same quarter in 2010 Apple’s iPad saw 68% of the tablet market, so they lost 10% of the market share year over year. Where did that market share go?
Android had 39% of the tablet market in Q4 2011 and 29% in Q4 2010.
“Dozens of Android models distributed across multiple countries by numerous brands such as Amazon, Samsung, Asus and others have been driving volumes,” Strategy Analytics, analyst Neil Mawston said in a statement.
Strategy Analytics said that Microsoft had a 1% stake in the global tablet space last year which leaves the Blackberry Playbook as part of the undefined remaining 2%