Android races past iOS to tablet number one, but there’s no budging Apple from the top slot

With 120 million tablets sold last year Android has now become the dominant tablet operating system, overtaking Apple’s iOS.Android grabbed around 62 percent of all tablets sold in 2013 — up from 46 percent in 2012, when it 53 million tablets were sold powered by the Google OS. As a result, Apple’s iOS-powered iPad’s market share declined from 53 percent in 2012 to 36 percent in 2013, even though it increased sales from 61 million to 70 million over the period. Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195 million last year, a 68 percent increase on 2012, according to a report released today by analyst group Gartner.

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