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Chinese tablet manufacturers report record growth – highest figure since 2014

23. December 2020

Shipments from Chinese tablet manufacturers reached a new record high of 6.9 million devices in the third quarter. Compared to the previous year, the growth was 21.7 percent, representing the highest figure since 2014. This is according to figures from market analysts International Data Corporation. Because of strong demand due to the Covid 19 pandemic, many devices were sold out at dealers in the third quarter. The pandemic and a lockdown imposed in many regions led to a boom in distance learning and home entertainment.



Chinese tech giant Huawei remains in the top spot with 37 percent market share and shipments of 2.6 million devices in the third quarter. Apple follows in second place with 2.59 million devices, while Lenovo and Microsoft occupy the other ranks with shipments of 320,000 and 170,000 devices, respectively. In terms of the market share of the operating system used, Apple’s iOS is slightly ahead of Android with 58.73 percent and 41.16 percent respectively, while Windows is far behind with only 0.08 percent.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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