Samsung tops tablet market in 2013

Korean electronics major Samsung outperformed its competitors in number of tablet units shipped during calendar 2013 with 18.7 per cent market  share, and a strong  presence in the 7-8 inch screen category, according to research firm IDC noted on Wednesday.

Micromax notched up 8.9 per cent market share in 2013, retaining its rank primarily due to concerted marketing efforts

Apple held 7.5 per cent market share, with significant growth in the 7-8 inch screen size category. iPad Mini was well accepted by the market, supported by instalment payments for consumers.

Tablet shipments in calendar 2013 stood at 4.14 million units representing year-on-year growth of 56.4 per cent over calendar 2012, IDC said.

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