Even though the there has been a great demand of Android, the Apple iPad is still ruling the tablet market.
The share of the Apple iPad is anticipated to attain 61 percent share for this year, despite of the fact that in the fourth quarter of the year the share of the Apple tablet was lowered. However the 61 percent share that the iPAd is predicted to achieve is comparable to that of (NASDAQ:AAPL) device in last year. Hence, the Apple iPad is predicted to rule the tablet market once again, in accord with the reports from IHS. Last year the tablet was said to have a 55.1 percent market share during the fourth quarter, thus the 61 percent market share in the fourth quarter is definitely a step up.
The great demand for the Amazon Kindle Fire helped the Android to take 41.1 percent of market share from the Apple iPad. According to IHS, the share of the Android is going fall from 41.1 percent to 38.4 percent in 2012 as the Apple iPad has regained its market position taking its market share back from the Android. Moreover, the Apple iPad is going to carry on dominating the tablet market regardless of the great attempts made by its competitors. The tablet users are going to be more interested in buying the Apple iPad due to its amazing and classy design, amazing applications, books, videos, music and what not. Apple has spent a great deal of hard work, time and effort to give the company a good base and supremacy in the tablet market
The launch of Windows 8 is going to result in the production of new hybrid devices and ultrabooks in the market, but till now the Apple iPad is doing a great job marinating its position in the market. These hybrid devices are going o allow a person to use a laptop and the tablet at the same time. The functions of a tablet and laptop are going to be in one device making it easier and flexible to use. This device will allow you to use a touch screen combined with the functions of a personal computer.
However, news is that these hybrid devices are not going to leave much of an effect on the tablet market. The Sales of the tablets are anticipated to reach 197 million in the upcoming year compared to the 8 million of the PC tablets. As for this year there is going to be total sale of 126 million tablet most of which are going to be Apple iPad.