Google is looking at Android tablets carving out 33% of the available tablet market with Apple tipped to hold onto the rest.Electronista said that Google mobile VP Andy Rubin’s has revealed broad presumptions about how well Android tablets would fare in the market place in the past.
The new projections, seen by The Verge, had Android tablets claiming 10 million shipments out of an estimated 30 million in 2011, or 33 percent share. It had thought that its share would go down in 2012, to 22 percent.
Third-party estimates of actual results have varied, but have typically shown that Android only came near meeting Google’s predictions in the last quarter of 2011, after the Amazon Kindle Fire’s loss-leading $199 price fueled a sudden spike. Its share for the rest of 2011 was considerably lower, as companies like Motorola in many cases had shipped a million or fewer tablets all year.