Windows Tablet Shipments Nearly Double in Q2'15, says Strategy Analytics

Huawei, LG gain market share at expense of Apple, Samsung

Jul 31, 2015, 07:03 ET from Strategy Analytics

BOSTON, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A confluence of factors leading up to Microsoft's Windows 10 launch led to an all-time high of Windows Tablet market share in Q2 2015 at 9 percent. Total Tablet shipments reached 50.8 million units in Q2 2015, down 3 percent from 52.4 million in Q2 2014, according to preliminary data by Strategy Analytics' Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) service report, "Global Tablet OS Market Share: Q2 2015."

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  • Windows-branded Tablets comprised 9 percent of shipments in Q2 2015, up 4 points from Q2 2014
  • Android-branded Tablet shipment market share was flat at 70 percent in Q2 2015
  • Apple continued its slide in market share down to an all-time low of 21 percent in Q2 2015, 4 points lower than Q2 2014
  • Vendors with strong 3G and LTE connected Tablet strategies such as Huawei, LG, and TCL-Alcatel gained market share as leaders like Apple, Samsung, and the White Box community lost ground

 

Exhibit 1:  Global Tablet Shipments and Market Share in Q2 2015 (preliminary)  


US Tablet Vendor Shipments (Millions of Units) and Market Share

Vendor

Q2 '15

Market Share (%)

Q2 '14

Market Share (%)

Growth Y/Y

White Box

15.5

30.6%

17.3

33.0%

-10%

Apple

10.9

21.5%

13.3

25.3%

-18%

Samsung

8.0

15.7%

8.0

15.3%

0%

Lenovo

2.5

5.0%

2.4

4.6%

5%

Huawei

2.0

3.9%

0.9

1.6%

131%

LG

1.5

2.9%

0.1

0.2%

1189%

Totals

50.8

100.0%

52.4

100.0%

-3%

Source: Strategy Analytics Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies service


Shipments refer to sell-in. Numbers are rounded. The definition of Tablet does not include e-book readers or convertible/foldable PCs.

Quotes:

Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies Service Director Peter King said, "Apple's fortunes will turn around soon as it will launch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro as well as an iPad mini 4 in Q4 2015. New features in iOS 9, which are exclusive to iPad such as multi-tasking and a more convenient soft keyboard, will also help compel upgrades by owners of older iPad models. Meanwhile, Huawei and LG have posted fantastic growth primarily due to well-executed 3G and LTE connected Tablet strategies."

Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies Senior Analyst Eric Smith added, "Windows share continues to improve as more models become available from traditional PC vendors, White Label vendors, and Microsoft itself though a healthy Surface lineup and distribution expansion. The key going forward will be if the coming wave of 2-in-1 Detachable Tablets is a hit with consumers or if they go the way of the Netbook—we remain cautiously optimistic on this point."

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