IDC expects strong Kindle Fire sales to result in Android controlling 40% of the tablet market...

|By:, SA News Editor

IDC expects strong Kindle Fire sales to result in Android controlling 40% of the tablet market in Q4, up from 32.4% in Q3. However, that may prove a mixed blessing for Google, given the Fire runs on a highly customized version of Android. The firm estimates tablet sales rose 260% Y/Y in Q3 to 18.1M units, though that figure is below a 19.2M forecast. The iPad is estimated to have a 61.5% Q3 share. (previously)