Worldwide Tablet Sales Seen Doubling This Year
Worldwide sales of tablets are expected to reach 118.9 million units this year, nearly doubling last year's 60 million units. That's according to research released this week by research firm Gartner.
The studio also forecasted that Apple's iOS will remain the top tablet operating system for the foreseeable future, even with the arrival of Microsoft in the market later this year.
"Despite PC vendors and phone manufacturers wanting a piece of the pie and launching themselves into the media tablet market, so far, we have seen very limited success outside of Apple with its iPad," Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, said in a statement.