30 Sep '13, 7am

Android ecosystem takes the baton from Apple iPad in the tablet race, says ABI Research

Android ecosystem takes the baton from Apple iPad in the tablet race, says ABI Research Press release, September 30; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 30 September 2013] A shift in leadership is now upon the tablet mobile computing market. At the year's mid-point, ABI Research identified a trio of events signaling Apple's iPad family of products has passed the baton to the Android ecosystem. During the second quarter of 2013, the number of Android-powered tablets surpassed iOS-based slates for the first time, tablet-related hardware revenues reached parity, and perhaps most important, the average selling price (ASP) of iPad is rapidly approaching the market average. Overall shipments in the quarter dropped 17% sequentially while growing 23% on year for the same quarterly period. "Smaller 7-inch class tablets are finally the majority of shipments," said senior practice directo...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130930PR205.html

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