Over the next few years, Windows tablet shipments will continue to grow rapidly. However, with an expected market share of 10.2% by 2017, Windows tablets still won’t be able to compete with iOS or Android.
Windows tablets will gain market share in the coming years, but not fast enough to challenge the dominance of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, IDC said on Tuesday. IDC is projecting Windows tablets to occupy 10.2 percent of the market by 2017, growing from a projected market share of 3 percent this year. By comparison, tablets based on Android and iOS will register slight dips in market share.