Strategy Analytics have published yet another one of their studies regarding the tablet market, this time focusing on the shipped units in Q3 2011. IT’s been a mere year and a half since the iPad debuted and already tablets are omnipresent and loved by the public.
The analysts say that 17 million tablets were shipped in Q3, with Android and iOS owning 94% of the market. iOS owns 66.6% and shipped 11.1 million units in this time frame, while Android has 26.9% and shipped 4.5 million units. Microsoft is third, with 2.4% of the market and 0.4 million units, while BlackBerry PlayBook managed to get 1.2% with 0.2 million units.
The impressive increase is the one of Android, that in 2010 had 2.3% of the tablet market share in Q3 and now increased almost 13 times. Meanwhile, iOS tablets dropped from 95.5% in Q3 2010 to 66.6%, as Android started to matter more. The Google mobile platform has the advantage of lots of device makers on its side, plus a bunch of quality models such as the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now let’s see what this table will look like next year, when Windows 8 slates are already available.