Apple has just unveiled its iPad 2, which goes on sale a week today in the US, and two weeks later than that over here.
The slate sequel, which boasts two added cameras, a nippier processor, and a thinner profile, is expected to help continue Apple’s total domination of the tablet market in the near term.
However, one analyst reckons that Apple’s supremacy will be overturned in the longer run by the sheer weight of Android devices due out, and their competitive pricing.
An article on Boy Genius Report quotes RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky as predicting that the revenue from the tablet industry will hugely increase from $11 billion last year, to around $70 billion in 2014.
And come 2014, he expects that Android slates will hold 40% of that market.
BGR quoted Abramsky as stating: “While Apple’s iPad may continue to set the bar high for experience, we expect Android to dominate (40% share Tablets by 2014), given its broader support from OEMs and carriers and expected budget-priced Android tablets from Asia.”