Devices running Android will dominate the worldwide market for tablets
Devices running Android will dominate the worldwide market for tablets by 2014, an analyst has predicted.
Mike Abramsky at RBC Capital Markets said global revenues from tablet sales were likely to reach £42 billion in the next three years.
The largest share of the market will be held by Android devices - their growth driven by brands such as Samsung, Motorola and others.
Sales of Apple's iPad are expected to touch 63 million by 2014, but it will be pushed down to second spot by the flood of Android-based gadgets.
Many of these would be cheap but low-quality devices from Asian vendors which will initially drive the growth but are likely to be weeded out eventually by better quality brands, Mr Abramsky said.
In a research note he wrote: "A lot will be highly commoditised with not a great user experience.
"We think the leading ones are from Motorola, Samsung and HTC - but there are a lot of these android tablets flooding the market so that's heading for an inevitable shakeout."
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