Days out from the launch of the new 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab new research has revealed that Apple has 95% of the tablet market with their iPad.
In Australia the situation could change very quickly following Telstra’s decision to launch a $299 tablet and Samsung the Galaxy Tab. Also attacking Apple’s market share will be Toshiba, Blackberry maker RIM and several other PC brands.
Strategy Analytics said that Apple has 95% of the total tablet during the last quarter, they also said that the tablet computer shipments rose 26% from the previous quarter.
Google Inc.’s Android operating system represented just 2% of global tablet shipments that were made by generic device manufacturers. However, that percentage is expected to rise in the current quarter, as more models such as Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Tab enter the market, the study said.
Apple has been selling its iPad touchscreen device since April with little competition from major competitors. Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to release tablets in the near future, along with display-maker Viewsonic Corp. Others, such as Research in Motion Ltd., have announced plans to release tablet devices sometime next year.
Sales of these new touchscreen tablets are expected to nearly triple to 54.8 million units in 2011, according to industry tracker Gartner.