Apple’s mobile dominance is done for now, analyses find

CUPERTINO — Apple (AAPL) has dominated the mobile device market since basically inventing the sector with the iPhone and iPad, but tablets running the Android operating system will overtake the iPad in 2013 much as smartphones utilizing Google’s (GOOG) offering already have, according to a study released Tuesday.

The study by IDC reported that Apple’s majority in the tablet market will end in 2013 for the first time since the iPad was introduced, with the Cupertino company’s share of the market expected to drop from 51 percent in 2012 to 46 percent in 2013. Android devices will grow to 48.6 percent of the market in 2013, the study concluded, because the preponderance of smaller devices running Google’s operating system have proved extremely popular.


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