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Samsung aims to overtake Apple as top tablet maker

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3.

Samsung has overpowered Apple in the smartphone market and now it has its points of interest set on the tablet area.

In an Analysts Day experience held Wednesday in Seoul, Korea, JK Shin, head of Samsung’s cell division, stated that the corporate desires to steal the No. 1 tablet crown from Apple, consistent with the related Press. The chief didn’t divulge a specific time limit for this purpose, but did add that Samsung targets to be the “most loved” company in cell.

Shin stated that Samsung’s pill sales are expected to shoot prior forty million these 12 months, doubling the amount in 2012.

“Samsung pill shipments began to develop remarkably since the second half of ultimate yr,” Shin said, in step with the AP.

Samsung does have its work lower out if it expects to outshine Apple each time soon.

Apple has sold forty eight.2 million iPad’s in the first three quarters of 2013, and analysts predict sales of any place from 24 million to 27 million for the vacation quarter. Even on the low end, that would add as much as greater than seventy two million iPad’s offered this year. In 2012, Apple offered sixty five.7 million pills.

But Apple’s firm grip amongst pill buyers has been slipping. Nonetheless the top participant, it continues to shed market share to its Android opponents, most particularly Samsung. Ultimate quarter, Apple’s slice of the market fell to 29.7 p.c, from 33.5 percent within the prior year’s quarter, in line with research firm IHS. Over the same time, Samsung’s share rose from 19.9 percent to 22.2 p.c.