Android tablets should dominate the market by 2014Posted on: March 4, 2011
It may look like the Apple iPad has taken over the entire tablet market for now, but, according to RBC Capital Markets General, Mike Abramsky, Android tablets will take the lead by the end of 2014. Abramsky goes on to say that the iPad's dominant position will not be long-lasting, and that in the end, the market will be won over by Android slates, with an estimated 40% share by 2014.
A total of approximately 185 million tablets are expected to be sold by 2014, and presumably, 40 percent of those will be Android tablets. Android's success will keep on rising, as it happened with smartphones. Apple will pave the way for other high-end tablets, but in the end, the varied range of Android slates will give Google's OS a dominant position, or so RBC claims.
This doesn't mean that all Android tablets will be successful, some slates will not be able to face the competition and will eventually fail. Only the high-performance, high-quality tablets from well-known manufacturers will remain in the end.
These are only speculations, of course, no one knows what the future will bring and which OS will have the dominant position, but it's an opinion coming from a reliable source, so it's definitely worth considering.