Global tablet shipments by operating system per quarter 2010-2019

This statistic shows global tablet shipments by operating system from the second quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter of 2019. In the fourth quarter of 2019, Apple shipped 13.5 million iPads worldwide.

Global tablet shipments - operating systems

Android was the leading operating system worldwide for tablets in 2016, shipping a total of 130.6 million units throughout the year. Android’s closest competitor was Apple’s iOS, which was installed on 42.7 million iPads, that were shipped worldwide in 2016.

As of 2019, Android’s market share of the global tablet market stood at around 60 percent. In comparison, iOS’s market share stood at around 25 percent in 2019.

Apple sold almost 43.5 million iPads throughout 2018. Revenue generated from the sales of iPads worldwide in 2016 amounted to over 18 billion U.S. dollars, making up about seven percent of the company’s total revenue for the year.

As of the third quarter of 2019, Apple was the most popular tablet vendor in the world, holding a 26.5 percent share of total shipments. Amazon was the second largest vendor as it controlled around 13.9 percent of tablet shipments worldwide. Despite retaining its place as the largest tablet vendor, Apple has seen its market share fall considerably since it controlled over 60 percent of the market at the beginning on 2011.

Tablet shipments worldwide by operating system from 2010 to 2019

Apple iOSAndroidWindows tabletOthers
Q4 '1913.529.15.80.2
Q3 '1910.723.14.80.2
Q2 '1910.721.650.1
Q1 '199.921.650.1
Q4 '1814.532.97.10.4
Q3 '189.724.35.7-
Q2 '1811.623.35.5-
Q1 '
Q4 '1713.234.87.3-
Q3 '1710.327.86.70
Q2 '1711.426.460
Q1 '178.926.96.30
Q4 '1613.140.310.10
Q3 '169.330.17.30
Q2 '161030.16.70
Q1 '1610.330.16.40
Q4 '1516.144.98.50
Q3 '159.9365.80
Q2 '1510.935.24.60
Q1 '1512.635.73.40
Q4 '1421.451.85.10
Q3 '1412.339.83.20
Q2 '1413.336.82.70
Q1 '1416.437.23.10
Q4 '132647.83.40
Q2 '1314.633.22.10.1
Q1 '1319.525.62.80.4
Q4 '1222.938.9-2.4
Q3 '121410.2-0.5
Q2 '121718.5-0.5
Q1 '1211.86.4-0.5
Q4 '1115.410.5-0.9
Q3 '1111.15-1.1
Q2 '119.34.4-1.3
Q4 '107.33.1-0.3
Q3 '104.20.1-0.1
Q2 '103.30.1-0.1
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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide information on tablet shipments in Q1 2011 and Q1 2012, as well as Q3 2013.

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