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IDC lifts tablet forecast, sees Windows at 10% share in 2016

IDC said that new Android tablets and Apple's iPad mini are boosting demand for 2012.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

IDC raised its 2012 tablet forecast to 122.3 million units, up from its previous projection of 117.1 million. By 2016, IDC expects Windows tablets to be more than 10 percent of the market.

In a statement, IDC said that new Android tablets and Apple's iPad mini are boosting demand for 2012. In 2013, IDC is expecting 174.4 million tablets and 282.7 million in 2016.

Overall, Android tablets from Google, Amazon and Samsung are surging. However, Apple remains the leader.

IDC said Android is likely to own the low-cost tablet market. Meanwhile, tablet shipments are coming at the expense of e-readers. IDC said 2012 e-reader shipments will be 19.9 million in 2012, down from 27.7 million in 2011.

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