Fortune reports that Nielsen today published the results from its April survey of tablet owners in the United States. Unsurprisingly, the survey found that the iPad still has the lionâ€™s share of the market - 82% to be exact, 43% for the Wi-Fi-only version and 39% for the 3G+Wi-Fi version. Fortune notes that this is slightly less than the 90% claimed by Steve Jobs at the iPad 2 launch back in March. Very, very far behind in second place, we have â€œOtherâ€, with 9%, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab with 4%, the Dell Streak with 3%, and the Motorola XOOM with 2%.
Nielsen also used the survey to look at how tablets have affected their owners' use of PCs and other devices. It found that 35% of tablet owners who also have a desktop computer use their desktop less often or not at all, and that 32% of tablet owners who also have laptops said that they use their laptop less often or never. As far as portable games consoles are concerned, the survey found that 25% of tablet owners use their portable console less or not at all. 27% of tablet owners reported using their portable media player less or not at all, and 27% of tablet owners said that they used their eReader less often or not at all.
Source: Nielsen: Apple's iPad still commands 82% of the U.S. tablet market - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech