According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Android is improving its presence in tablets, taking its share in Q4 to a record 39 per cent. It nearly tripled shipments from 10.5m to 27m in a year.
Good, but still some way behind iOS's 58 per cent. And don't forget, that's for just one device against dozens of Androids.
On a generic level, tablets surged spectacularly. Global shipments hit 66.9 million units in full year 2011, growing 260 per cent from 18.6 million in 2010.
However, one giant company yet to make any real impact is Microsoft, which captured a one per cent global tablet share in Q4 2011. All eyes are now on Windows 8.
Peter King, Director at Strategy Analytics, said" “Global tablet shipments reached an all-time high of 26.8 million units in Q4 2011, surging 150 percent from 10.7 million in Q4 2010.