41% of Q3 tablet shipments for Android

New data claims that global shipment of tablets reached 24.7 million units in Q3 and Android cornered 41% of this number to ship 10.2 million tablets.

This is the first time ever that they have reached here. The overall growth in tablet shipment in Q3 2012 compared to Q3 2011 has been pegged at 43%

Android’s stronghold of the tablet market is up 12% from 29% in Q3 2011 even as iOS tablet shipments slipped to 57% at 14 million shipped. iOS tablets had 64% of the market share in Q3 2011.

Analysts believe that economic uncertainties and consumers waiting for newer and better products like the iPAD Mini have halted the growth of the tablet market. And Apple has slowed down a bit Android has taken over strongly to now reach 41%.

Microsoft also got a 2% share of the tablet market this quarter and will sure increase this by releasing Surface.

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