iPad shipments remain strong but Android tablets can still recover

Tablets are dead. That has been the mantra that many in the tech world have been chanting for the past years, along with “PCs are dead”. Looking at the general statistics for the entire tablet market, that does seem to be the case. But IDC tablet shipment numbers for the second quarter of the year reveals a peculiarity of the market. Despite the slow and steady decline, Apple’s iPads remain strong and have, in fact, grown year over year. There is still a tablet market that’s just waiting for a renaissance and Google, Samsung, and friends are in a position to take advantage of the path that Apple forged in advance.

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