According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 17 million units in the third quarter of 2011. Apple’s iOS and Android dominate the worldwide market with a combined 94% share.
The Director at Strategy Analytics, Peter King, said, “Global tablet shipments reached 16.7 million units in Q3 2011, surging 280% from 4.4 million in Q3 2010.”
He further added, “Demand for tablets in developed and developing markets remains high. Apple shipped a record 11.1 million iPads and registered a healthy 67% global tablet market share during the third quarter of 2011. Apple iOS remains the world’s dominant tablet platform with the most established services ecosystem. Android captured 27% share of global tablet shipments in Q3 2011, rising twelve-fold from 2% a year earlier. Dozens of Android models distributed across multiple countries by numerous brands such as Samsung, Acer and others have been driving volumes.”