Android tablet sales to 'dominate' over the iPad by 2014
The spotlights might be magnetically drawn to the iPad 2 at the moment,
but it seems those backing the Android OS need not worry too much.
A research note from Mike Abramsky, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets,
states that the tablet market is (unsurprisingly) set to explode over the
coming years, moving up to a global revenue of £42 billion in 2014.
By that point, the research note states, the Android will have assumed the
market lead as the dominant tablet OS in an accelerating product category.
Google to the fore
Abramsky is predicting a 40% market share for Android on tablets by that
point, stating that 'While Apple's iPad may continue to set the bar high
for experience, we expect Android to dominate.'
The reason for this is the larger amount of OEMs and low-cost vendors from
Asia bringing the variation and cost down - largely mirroring the current
Again, it's just a matter of numbers. The iPad will be inundated with
Android tablets at all price points. Just like smartphones, you have the
premium Android devices (which equal or exceed Apple's specifications),
middle quality and those at the bottom end. A single vendor can't compete
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