[FONT="]Reuters reports today on new figures from Strategy Analytics, which say that Appleâ€™s iPad only had a 61.3 percent share of the tablet market in the second quarter, not bad, of course, but down significantly from 94.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. According to Strategy Analyticsâ€™ figures, the second quarter of 2011 also saw Android increasing its market share to 30 percent, up from 2.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. However, as MacRumors reports, Strategy Analytics figures have come under some scrutiny and debate, in particular from Daring Fireballâ€™s John Gruber, who says that Strategy Analytics only looks at shipped products, not tablets that have been actually purchased by customers, and therefore their figures donâ€™t reflect the Android tablets that are left on store shelves. In contrast, Apple said this week that it is basically selling as many iPad 2s as it can make.
[/FONT]Source: Tablets using Microsoft software top RIM's touted Playbook | Reuters
[FONT="]Research Firm Claims iPad Only Has 61% of Tablet Market - Mac Rumors[/FONT]
[FONT="]Daring Fireball Linked List: Strategy Analytics Tablet Market Share Numbers[/FONT]