Android Tablets Gain Momentum in the Third Quarter, Expectations Remain High for the Holiday Quarter

IDG Research
IDC Press Release

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Worldwide tablet shipments totaled 27.8 million units in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The tablet market grew 49.5% year over year in 3Q12 and 6.7% over the second quarter of 2012. Android shipments, led by Samsung and Amazon, surged during the quarter, at the expense of Apple, which saw its share slip notably during the quarter.

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