The tablet sales continue to fall, and the Android share has dropped below 50% for the first time in 10 years

The tablet sales continue to fall, and the Android share has dropped below 50% for the first time in

A study by Strategy Analytics suggests that the supply of tablets on the world market fell by 15% in the second quarter of this year, and shipments are likely to continue to decline in the current half of the year.

Between April and June, approximately 38.9 million tablets of all types were sold, of which 19.2 million, or 49 per cent, were of Android-controlled gadgets.

Analysts note that for the first time in ten years, the share of Android tablets dropped below 50%, partly because many buyers choose bonus-level gadgets and hybrid devices with the keyboard disconnected, iPad OS and Windows products.

At the end of the quarter, Apple remained the largest player in the global tablet market, accounting for about 38%. Samsung is the second largest player in the world.

The first five also included Amazon and Huawei, accounting for 9% and 4% respectively. All other tablet suppliers together hold 22% of the market.