Samsung Tablet Market Share Up to 20 Percent

Apple down from 40.2 to 29.6 year to year


Korean hardware maker Samsung saw tablets shipments soar to 9.7 million units in the third quarter, taking a bite out of Apple's market share.

That's according to the latest figures from research firm IDC, which revealed that Samsung saw tablet shipments grow 123 percent year on year to 9.7 million tablets in the third quarter. Thanks to these growing sales, which IDC credited to the firm's tablet bundle offers, Samsung captured a record 20.4 percent share of the tablet market.