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Global tablet shipments by operating system per quarter 2010-2020

This statistic shows global tablet shipments by operating system from the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2020. In the second quarter of 2020, Apple shipped 14.3 million iPads worldwide.

Global tablet shipments - operating systems

Android was the leading operating system worldwide for tablets in the second quarter of 2020, shipping a total of 23.6 million units throughout the quarter. Android’s closest competitor was Apple’s iOS, which was installed on 14.3 million iPads that were shipped worldwide that quarter.

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 28 percent in 2019.

Apple sold almost 43.5 million iPads throughout 2018. Revenue generated from the sales of iPads worldwide amounted to over four billion U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2020.

As of the fourth quarter of 2019, Apple was the most popular tablet vendor in the world, holding a 36.5 percent share of total shipments. Amazon was the second largest vendor as it controlled around 7.6 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 2020

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Release date

August 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

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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