Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, up 7 percent from the previous quarter and 36.7 percent from a year ago, largely thanks to Android, according to new data from IDC.

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In the first months of last year, global tablet shipments went through a serious drop, reaching an all-time low of 33 million units shipped in the entire first quarter. Apple’s shipment numbers were up by only 100,000, but that still translates into a 5.0 percentage point gain (from 29.9 percent to 34.9 percent), as the overall tablet market declined so much. IDC Q4 2012 report: Smart connected device market to . Summary: Desktop and portable PC continue to decline while s spur growth in the smart connected devices market. Tablet shipments up 200 percent soared 200 percent over the past years, according to research company Canalys, but Apple didn't ship enough iPads in Q1 to retain the No. 1 position for the most client PCs shipped. Tags: tablet, shipments, percent, netbook, Samsung’s portfolio accounted for less than 10% of in the quarter, despite a wide range of detachable s with multiple screen sizes and operating systems. Apple’s shipment numbers were basically flat, but because the overall market declined, the company’s market share grew again ( 2.3 percentage points) after two quarters of growth (and Samsung finished runner- with an estimated 5.3 million and 14.6 percent market share. The worldwide market declined 8.6 percent during the quarter, as global

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