Apple’s greatest accomplishment in the mobile market, some claiming that even greater than the iPhone, is the iPad tablet, the device that has went ahead of all others for each year. While so far the number of sold iPads is greater that the one of the Android devices, it looks like things are going to change.

Android Tablets

Through strength in numbers, is the only thing that is going to beat Apple’s offer in the tablet market and it looks like for the first time in recent history things are going in Android’s favor. The latest tablet shipment forecast from IDC projects that Android will take a 48.8% share of the tablet market in 2013, a significant jump from the 41.5% share of the market the platform held in IDC’s previous projection.

Galaxy Note 8.0, the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD are some of the best tablets – phablet out there you can get and with these Android has a winning hand in front of the main competitor. The projection for tablet shipments in 2013, both Apple and Android, is expected to go from 172.4 million to 190.9 million units. Microsoft is also a wort mentioning contributor to the tablet market, with its Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.

“One in every two tablets shipped this quarter was below 8 inches in screen size,” says IDC analyst Jitesh Ubrani. “Vendors are moving quickly to compete in this space as consumers realize that these small devices are often more ideal than large tablets for their daily consumption habits.”