The April to June quarter of 2012 set a new record for media tablet shipments - hitting an impressive 25 million units with total shipments increasing 36% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) and 77% year-over-year (YoY).
Apple’s wildly popular iPad continued to dominate the highly lucrative tablet space in the second quarter of 2012 - capturing an impressive 68% of the global market.
Although a number of Android-powered tablets are currently flying off store shelves, Apple is widely expected to maintain its dominance of the hyper-competitive mobile market.
It seems as if Google's Android operating system has managed to wrest away 20% of the tablet market from Apple's wildly popular iPad over the past 12 months.
AMD says its x86-powered APUs (accelerated processing units) are ready to compete in the lucrative tablet market - a space which is currently dominated by RISC-based ARM processors.
Apple's iPad claimed 85% of the media tablet market in 2010, with Samsung's Galaxy Tab weighing in at 8% and Archos at a paltry 2%.
Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi has confirmed what most of us already know: Apple's wildly popular iPad will dominate the media tablet market until at least 2015.