Android tablets will dethrone the iPad off its tablet throne, according to analyst

Jerimiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

New York, NY, United States (4E) – An analyst is predicting that Apple’s iPad will no longer be the top tablet in the marketplace. Finvista Advisors analyst Sameer Singh believes Android tablets will be the undisputed king of the tablet market place by next year.

Apple currently leads the tablet market but its lead has dwindled in the past couple of years because more and more users are purchasing Android tablets.

According to research firm IDC, Apple held 87 percent of the tablet market share two years ago. Now its share of the market has dropped dramatically to 50.4 percent.

“OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) have learnt from Amazon’s model that diversified price points would help expand the market and take share from the iPad. This has resulted in far more broad-based growth, which is not only sustainable, but should result in an accelerated ramp up of sales over the next three to four quarters,” Singh said.

Singh found out that in the last two years, shipments of Android tablets “outpaced” iPad shipments most of the financial quarters.

Singh admits that iPad sales will still experience strong sales early next year. He also believes Microsoft Windows-run tablets will have a difficult time competing against the likes of Android and Apple.

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  1. kenharmsFL10

    Two other competitively priced tablets become available in November through a new site called TabletSprint – And both stack up against the new Nexus 10 & iPad for nearly half the price… One model is the Novo 10 Captain by Ainol electronics, a tabletmaker which received a CNET/CES 2012 “Tablet of the Year” award for another model they produced last January — The Novo 10 Captain offers a Quad Core processor and an impressive 1920×1200 Liquid Crystal 10.1″ screen (like iPad Retina display) and is priced at $269 and features advanced 10-Point Multi-Touch, HDMI with 1080p (HD) output to a TV, great for movie downloads, Dual Cameras, Bluetooth, WiFi, Built-In GPS, a Micro-SD Memory Card Slot, a Micro-USB port, a Strong Battery (10,000 mAh), Android 4.1 O/S and Google Play access (400,000+ Android Software Apps). A similar tablet is available with an added benefit of 3G built in, the W30-HD 10″ tablet produced by another Asia electronics company, Ramos – that’s impressively priced at $319 and offers most features as the Novo Captain, Plus 3G built in that works with any GSM carrier (including AT&T & T-Mobile) — the W30 HD also has an added bonus of featuring Samsung’s Quad Core powerhouse, the Exynos 4212. 1.4 GHz processor. With the Novo Captain however, the web site TabletSprint provides customers a nice perk with an option for a free 3G/4G 500MB monthly data plan with full internet access/VoIP calling within the U.S., along with a free 3G USB adapter – which can work out great for customers seeking occasional 3G access from a tablet device.

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