According to latest estimates comes from Canalys, the smart mobile devices shipments exceed the 300 million mark in first quarter 2013, in which 59.5% powered by Android and 19.3% by iOS, while Microsoft’s accounts for 18.1%. The estimates represent year-on-year growth of 37.4%. Over the tablet market, the worldwide shipments reported 106.1% year-on-year to 41.9 million units, while Apple leads the tablet market with 46.4% market share.
“Spearheaded by Google and Amazon, the commoditization of the tablet market has happened far quicker than that of the wider PC market,” said Canalys Senior Analyst, Tim Coulling. “Profit margins are being squeezed and vendors without a low cost structure will find it hard to compete. A solid range of must-have accessories and a software and services strategy are vital as vendors will increasingly need to make revenue around their devices.”
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