Tablet shipments are set to explode in the coming years, a new study from research firm In-Stat has found.
According to the company's estimates, worldwide tablet shipments will approach 250 million units in 2017. The firm says iOS and Android will secure over 90 percent of the tablet space between them, while Windows will come in a "distant third."
If In-Stat's shipments numbers turn out to be accurate, it would make for significant growth in the tablet market. Earlier this year, DigiTimes cited market watchers who claimed iPad shipments will reach between 35 million and 36 million this year. Android tablet shipments, those market observers claim, will hit about 19 to 20 million this year. Next year, those figures will grow to about 55 million for the iPad and about 45 million for Android devices.… Read more