Top 5 tablet manufacturers

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Top 5 tablet manufacturers

Apple Inc was the major player in the tablet market for so long. Now, Microsoft has entered the tablet field with the Surface tablets based on the Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT operating systems. The new Microsoft surface tablet is going to be a rival to the Apple's new iPad. As per a research firm, IHS iSuppli, Apple iPads account to about six in 10 tablets that are shipped.

Here is a list of the top five tablets manufacturers as per last year.

Apple (iPad)

  • 40.5 million global shipment

  • 62% market share

Samsung (Galaxy tablets)

  • 6.1 million global shipment

  • 9.3% market share

Amazon (Kindle Fire)

  • 3.9 million global shipment

  • 6% market share

Barnes & Noble (Nook tablets)

  • 3.3 million global shipment

  • 5.1% market share

Asus (Transformer line of tablets)

  • 2.1 million global shipment

  • 3.2% market share

Others

  • 9.4 million global shipment

  • 14% market share

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