All in all, global tablet shipments were up for Q2, according to new numbers released by analyst firm Strategy Analytics. Factoring in white-box units, the market saw 51.7 million tablets shipped in that time period — that’s up 43-percent compared to the same time last year. A lot of that good news can be chalked up to Android’s success. The OS saw a healthy bump from 18.5- to 34.6 million units shipped, a number that has Google’s mobile operating system holding 67-percent of the market. The news is a little less cheery on Apple’s side of the OS wars, with shipments dipping from 17- to 14.6 million units, decreasing its marketshare to 28.3-percent, according to the firm. Microsoft, not surprisingly, saw a healthy increase in shipments from last year — though it’s still got a ways to go, calling around 4.5-percent of the market its own.
Strategy Analytics: Android beats iOS in Q2 tablet shipments, Windows gains ground
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