Lenovo grabs tablet market share in Q2, Apple and Samsung dip

Lenovo has captured tablet market share in the second quarter of 2014, while both Apple and Samsung slipped.

IDC tablet market share report said Lenovo, the Chinese tablet brand, increased its share to 4.9 percent in Q2 2014 from 3.3 percent in Q2 2013.

Apple faced music in the global tablet market with its share plummeting to 26.9 percent from 33 percent.

IDC report on tablet market share

Samsung, the Korean consumer electronics brand, felt the heat as its tablet share reduced to 17.2 percent from 18.8 percent.

While Asus marginally increased tablet market share to 4.6 percent from 4.5 percent, Acer share dipped to 2 percent from 3.4 percent.

IDC said the tablet grew 11 percent to 49.3 million units. The report noted slow commercial adoption of tablets.

Top tablet vendors in Q2 2014

Though shipments declined sequentially by 1.5 percent, the market will experience positive but slower growth in 2014 compared to the previous year, said IDC.

Jean Philippe Bouchard, IDC Research Director for Tablets, said: “Despite this trend, we believe that stronger commercial demand for tablets in the second half of 2014 will help the market grow and that we will see more enterprise-specific offerings, as illustrated by the Apple and IBM partnership, come to market.”

Baburajan K
editor@telecomlead.com