The market for tablets expected almost double between 2011 and 2012 and $ 60 million to 119 million units sold worldwide, according to Gartner forecasts. According to the research firm, 118,8 million tablets will be passed this year in the world and Apple will remain "the locomotive of the market" by providing him only 72.9 million global shipments through the iPad, or 61% of the market. Global sales of tablets running Android operating system should also double between 2011 and 2012, from $ 17.2 million to 37.8 million. The shelves using the Google operating system is thus alleged 31.9% market share. Late last year, sales of tablets at a lower cost, as the Fire of Amazon Kindle, had registered significant sales figures in the United States. According to Gartner, one of the brakes to the adoption of Android tablets is the lack of applications specially dedicated to the large screens.
-Rise of windows 8:
Far behind, Microsoft will only capture 4% of market share, with 4.8 million tablets running Windows this year past. Microsoft must deploy this year version 8 of its operating system. The American company aims with this system to unify the user experience, use a desktop computer or a digital tablet. However, Gartner provides an increase in global sales of bars on Windows, which should represent 12% of the market in 2016. For the next years, the research firm also provides growth of tablets, related to professional applications. "Sales of tablets for businesses represent 35% of all by 2015", indicates the firm.