Windows Tablets Captures 7.5% Of Tablet Market After Just 6 Months Into The Market

Windows Q1 2013 Marketshare

Strategy Analytics today posted their global tablet shipments numbers. As expected, Apple and Android dominated the market like last year. But there is a new 3rd player in the race, Microsoft. Microsoft released Windows 8 which has a radical new UI optimized for touch last October. OEM partners started shipping Windows 8 based tablets last October and the sales was limited by poor retail availability. In 2013, many Windows 8 touch devices went on sale across the globe and we can see the results in the above chart. Microsoft has got 7.5% of the market with 3 million Windows tablets shipping in Q1 2013. Not a bad start at all.

 Microsoft captured a niche 7.5 percent global tablet share in Q1 2013. Very limited distribution, a shortage of top tier apps, and confusion in     the market, are all holding back shipments.

Source: SA

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