Android Tablets Poised to Capture 15.2% of Market in 2011

Min, 11/18/10

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy tablet this month marks one of the first serious Apple iPad competitors in the nascent tablet market, but IMS research says that it is only the beginning. Most of the first wave of iPad alternatives will use the open source Google Android operating system. By mid-2011, the tech researcher says, expect a torrent of Android tablets from 15 major suppliers, including Cisco, Dell, Acer, Motorola and Viewsonic. IMS predicts that the explosion of choice and price points in the market will help Android-based tablets capture 15.2% of the market in 2011 and 28.4% by 2015.

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