IDC: Android will become top tablet platform in 2013

03/12/2013 | Computerworld

The broad popularity of the iPad Mini aside, Android is expected to supplant Apple's iOS as the most popular tablet platform this year, research firm IDC predicted. Apple's insistence on keeping its tablet more expensive than the typical $200 price for Android's 7-inch tablets has cost the iPad maker, according to IDC analysts. IDC raised its estimate for 2013 tablet shipments by 11% largely because of sales of the smaller-screen devices.

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