Google(s goog)’s Android tablets have overtaken Apple’s(s aapl) iPad in at least one statistic: market share. Tablets running Android accounted for 61.9 percent of sales in 2013, research firm Gartner announced on Monday, making this the first year that Android slates outsold iPads. Don’t shed too many tears for Apple though: It sold 70.4 million iPads during the year which is nearly double that of Samsung’s tablet sales.
Source: Gartner (February 2014)
The overall tablet market has continued to grow as expected: Garter says a total of 195.4 million tablets were bought last year. That’s up from 116.3 million in 2012 and getting closer to total PC sales, which the research firm estimates to be 315.9 million. (Note: The figure represents PC shipments, not sales.)
Microsoft(s msft) made strides in 2013, more than doubling its tablet sales from the prior year but still only accounted for…
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