This new thread posted by Maura indicates that Apple continues to dominate but is losing market share as tablet competition increases:
iPad Continues to Dominate Market, Amidst Increased Competition
This older thread is about Chitika measuring Web traffic. Web use is only one of the many things you can do with a tablet, and everyone's tablet needs will differ. I figure the most important thing is that consumers have lots of choices.
Like I said, I use different tablets for different uses. I know parents who limit their kids' tablet use to books and educational games, and even then limited access, so they wouldn't be on the Internet much, even if using their tablets. (One of the selling points of Kindle Fire was the ability to control kids' use, even before iPads got some kid-limiting features.) Some tablet owners spend a lot of time reading news via apps, which wouldn't necessarily be traceable by Chitika, either. Some people use their tablets for more work, rather browsing. And so on, so Web traffic is not necessarily an indicator that other tablets aren't increasing their sales.
We gave away my husband's iPad 1, partly because he rarely used it except for streaming radio while cooking. The person we gave it to barely uses the Web -- from what I can tell, she uses it mostly for games, books, email, Skype and movies. Another iPad 1 that we gave away is now with a family of kids (though I originally gave it to the oldest kid, he shares with younger siblings). They seem to use it for games and movies mostly, and their mom has to ration time, so they don't overdo it.
I have the ipad3 ad the mini. I traded my Samsung galaxy tab 7 for the galaxy note 8. Then there's my iPhone 4S. I find that I generally prefer surfing on my iPads. I'm still learning the different functions on my galaxy note. Android tablets have a lot of cool features for personalizing my device that I really like. I was thinking about getting the note2 phone, but didn't want to give up my iPhone, so I got the note8 tablet (like the s-pen)!! I like gadgets, so I buy and sell when I see something that I like. I'm more comfortable with Apple tablets, but I'm open to trying other brands. Can't wait to see what apple comes up with in the next few months. So many people want bigger phone screens, I wonder if they will make the next iPhone bigger, and give the mini the retina display.
The others may grab some market share but I still expect tablets to be an area where apple dominates for a long , long time. Hardware wise they may not have a huge advantage but that app ecosystem is the knife in the back of the tablets.
32GB Wifi iPad 2 / OS 7.0