Tablets running Android are on pace to halt iPad market share dominance for the first time in either the second or third quarter of 2013. By Jason Ankeny
Sameer Singh, an analyst with mergers and acquisitions consulting firm Finvista Advisors, notes that shipments of Android tablets have outpaced the iPad’s sequential growth in six of the last eight quarters, thanks in part to the late 2011 introduction of Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
“OEMs have learned from Amazon’s model that diversified price points would help expand the market and take share from the iPad,” Singh writes. “The growth pattern across OEMs is very similar to the dynamics in the early stages of the smartphone market, which suggests that tablets are finally being adopted by mainstream users.”
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