01 Aug Detachable Tablets Continue As Enterprises’ Choice
Android slates dominated tablet shipments during the second quarter, but IDC expressed concerns about the platform’s future in the enterprise. Apple’s iOS scored well with consumers and mobile pros, while Microsoft’s Windows platform brought up the rear.
The overall market contracted some 12.3% year-over-year, with shipments totaling 38.7 million during the three month period ending in June, according to IDC. In a report released Monday, IDC said Android accounted for 65% of shipments. iOS followed with 26% and Windows scored only 9%.
These platform percentages aren’t too different from previous quarters, but IDC said there is some softness in sales of Android slates. Notably, companies that have historically made Android devices are beginning to offer Windows products.
Samsung and Huawei are two examples. Both companies delivered Windows-based products during the first half of the year. Previously, both concentrated their efforts on Android devices.