AppleInsider reports today on new figures from Strategy Analytics that show that Apple’s iPad continues to dominate the tablet market, despite a slight growth in popularity of Android tablets, and the emergence of Windows 8 tablets onto the market. According to the new figures for Q1 2013, total tablet shipments for the quarter reached 40.6 million, with Apple’s iPad and iPad mini having 19.5 million unit shipments in total, which represents 48.2% of the market, which is a fall from the year ago total of 63.1% of shipments. As AppleInsider notes, the reason for the decrease is increased completion, with the Android tablet sector growing from 34.2% last year to 43.4% this year. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 tablets made up just 7.4% of shipments, with 3 million units sold, which, although somewhat disappointing for Microsoft, at least gives the company an entry point into the market and room to grow.
Source: Windows 8 tablets grab 7% of shipments, Apple's iPad still controls nearly half