Android Tablet Shipments Falter in Quarter One

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Android tablet shipments were weaker than expected during the fiscal quarter one of 2012. Of course, this was the same timeframe that the new iPad 3 was launched so some dip was to be expected. According to the latest IDC numbers, the best performing Android tablet was still the Amazon Kindle Fire although its shipments dropped from 17% of the computer market to just over 4%. Apple's share of the tablet shipments rose from 54.7 percent to 68 percent.

    Here's a quote with a few more details,

    Source: CNET
     
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    No worries. I'll be getting a new one next quarter if not the one after that! :D
     
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    I think its possible there just were not many new innovations in Android tablets in the first quarter and I have to wonder as to Android tablets being sold, maybe aside from the Kindle fire, if the market is driven as much by fanatics (like many people here) buying multiple tablets throughout the year as it is by new adopters. I'm sure Apple fans upgrade as well but that only happens once a year.
     
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    Lots of people waiting on nexus tab also.& other innovative tabs from china and elsewhere too. Once these show themselves there could be a big spike in sales.

    Sent from my M9701 using Android Tablet
     
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    I agree, I think current users are waiting for the next evolution in power and industry thinking seems to be that Android manufacturers just haven't hitten the right price point to get new users to adopt the platform. One thing is for sure, given the amazing number of manufacturers jumping into the market, recent reports of the death of Android as a tablet os are making those industry analysts look like they may simply be Apple stockholders.
     

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