The dominance of Apple tablet in the market will continue over the next four years – up until it finally catches up with Android her say researchers.
Report Informa Telecoms and Media says that the Android operating system will seriously attack on iOS by 2013 and eventually equals the Apple in 2015, and then a year later, take the lead.
Research firm predicts that when the caught up with Android iOS in 2015, the market will be annually sold 230 million tablets. Of these, projections, 87 million devices will work on Android, and 90 million in iOS.
However, at the same time, Informa believes that Apple will continue to occupy dominant market position. In its forecast, iOS will retain the bulk market share by 2013, while the market is not a new generation of inexpensive devices.
“Three factors were crucial in the successes and failures of plates: brand; access to distribution channels, and product quality, including the proposed software environment “- said the chief analyst at Informa Telecoms and Media David McQueen. “At the moment iPad leads in all three areas, but advantage of Apple, probably will decline as the quality of competing products and the environment improves. ”
Apple enjoys the lion’s share of the market since the release tablets first iPad in 2010. According to data from research firm Gartner, iOS platform able to get 2 / 3 of sales in that year.
Meanwhile, competing devices such as BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM and Samsung Galaxy Tab model based on Android, did not meet expectations and available were mediocre accepted by the market.