AppleInsider reports today on new figures released by IDC that show that Appleís worldwide share of the tablet market has increased from 54.7% in the final quarter of 2011 to 68% in the first quarter of 2012. And it seems that Appleís gain is Amazonís loss, with IDC reporting that Amazonís Kindle Fire tablet dropped from a 16.8% market share in the fourth quarter of 2011 to just a 4% share in the first quarter of 2012.
Samsung also profited from Amazonís misfortune, retaking the number 2 position in worldwide tablet shipments. Lenovo came in fourth, and Barnes & Noble took the fifth spot with its Nook."Apple reasserted its dominance in the market this quarter, driving huge shipment totals at a time when all but a few Android vendors saw their numbers drop precipitously after posting big gains during the holiday buying season," wrote Tom Mainelli, research director of Mobile Connected Devices at IDC.
Source: Kindle Fire shipments drop sharply as Apple's iPad takes 68% tablet share