For many years Apple’s iPad has been considered the king of tablets, although Android manufacturers have been doing a pretty good job so far by releasing tablets with impressive specs, features and low price points.
However recent studies by Chitika and Egnyte have revealed that Apple’s dominance is still strong, although in the case of Chitika, while their findings show that the iPad reigns supreme, they have also discovered that Android tablets have seen an increased in usage. Egnyte’s study however reports that Android tablets have started to see a decline in the corporate sector.
Chitika’s report is based on data analyzed from 250,000 websites and according to that data, a whopping 80.2% of tablet traffic comes from Apple’s iPad. However it should be noted that this is still a drop of 7% since December. Android tablets have picked up in numbers, such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire which saw an increase from 4.3% to 8%, while Samsung’s Galaxy series of tablets have also seen an increase from 2.6% to 4.2%.
If we had to guess, we would have to say that a big role in the rise of Android tablets was helped by their affordable price points. Usually “cheap” tablets are associated with low hardware specs, but as we can see in the case of the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7, these are pretty powerful tablets with extremely affordable price tags to match.