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History repeats: Samsung helps kill iPad’s tablet dominance

04
Mar
2014

For a long time, the iPad ruled as the tablet market’s unquestioned champion as many Android-based tablets — anyone remember the Motorola Xoom? — failed to compete in terms of either quality or pricing. However, new data from Gartner shows that Samsung has helped make Android the world’s top tablet OS much in the same way it helped cement Android’s dominance of the global smartphone market. According to Gartner, Samsung more than quadrupled its total tablet sales over the last year, going from just 8.6 million sold to end users in 2012 to 37.4 million sold in 2013. This has helped Android’s share of the tablet market rise from 45.8% in 2012 to 61.9% in 2013 while Apple’s share has

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