The Apple iPad share in the tablet market in Q3 has remained flat at 55%. That’s more than half of the entire segment, which is a pretty great achievement.

However Android now covers 44% of the tablet shipments in Q3, which means the open-source OS is gaining speed faster than previously projected.

Some analysts, like Gartner, expect the iPad to hold a 47% market share in 2015, meaning it will likely be overtaken by Android in 2016. But others, like Sameer Singh – analyst with Finvista Advisors, thinks the iPad could lose its dominance as early as next year.

The fast increase is helped by devices like the Nexus 7, which alone has been selling about a million units a month, amounting to an expectation of about 5 million until the end of the year. The Kindle Fire HD is also a huge success with its super attractive pricing.

But perhaps the iPad mini could retain precious market share for Apple’s team at least next for year. Time will tell, we guess.

Source | Via