Android Tablets To Beat The iPad by 2015

Granted, Apples' iPads are unrivalled on the tablet market now, but this might change in the following years.

The prediction comes from a recent International Data Corporation report, which suggests that Android tablets will overwhelm the market leader by 2015. The report has nuances, however.

Apple is expected to remain the top tablet vendor on the global tablet market. Nevertheless, when it comes to the operating system, iOS will have to concede the first place to Android.

Tom Mainelli, research director, Mobile Connected Devices points out that Android will win by quantity.

"However, the sheer number of vendors shipping low-priced, Android-based tablets means that Google's OS will overtake Apple's [platform] in terms of worldwide market share by 2015," says Mainelli.

In the fourth quarter of last year, Apple had a market share of 54.7 per cent, down from the previous quarter, by almost 5 per cent.

Android however, saw its market share rising from 32.3 per cent to 44.6 per cent in the holiday quarter, mainly due to the Kindle Fire's popularity.

International Data Corporation analysts suggest that this trend have an impact in the following years, despite Apple's efforts to come up with "resolutionary" products.