Aug 12th, 2011

While the iPad still reigns as the tablet to beat, Android’s tablet presence is growing steadily. Over the past year the Google tablet collective has managed to siphon off 20 percent of the iPad’s global market share, according to ABI Research. The number is promising, but the reality is that no single tablet has been able to make a real dent in the dominance of Apple’s product. Analysts point towards pricing as Android slates tend to “de-feature” themselves to appeal on a cost level while the iPad 2 has been released with many upgrades and no change in the tablet’s $499 price tag. Still, the statistics mirror Android’s rise in the smartphone market, showing a group of devices gaining traction among consumers.

[via BGR]