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Global Tablet Shipments By OS, 2011-2016 [CHART]

Chart - Global Tablet Shipments By OS, 2011-2016

According to IDC, the third quarter of this year was the first time a competitor gained such a large share since the original launch of the iPad. Samsung comprised 18.4% of the worldwide tablet market at the end of the third quarter.

When looking at iOS, though, September IDC tablet tracker data showed that Android share may lessen in years to come. IDC forecasted iOS devices to make up 61% of tablet shipments in 2013. Android will make up about 33%, with Windows squeaking by with 6%. Read the rest at eMarketer.