Canalys: Q3 global tablet shipments down 15% compared to last year

02 November 2021
Asia Pacific was the only region that saw increased demand for tablets.

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  • Anonymous

Roxy K22 , 03 Nov 2021Last year we purchased 2 Samsung galaxy tab a 10.1 because ... more3gb ram is bare minimum to run android with manufacturer custom ui like oneui, miui,realms etc. Stock android is different
4gb is best for an entry level tab with good price limit

  • Anonymous

Roxy K22 , 03 Nov 2021Last year we purchased 2 Samsung galaxy tab a 10.1 because ... moreThese are the games I played in Samsung tab a 10.1
Pubg ( crashed if did too much running around the map but shooting and lag were ok)
Call of duty ( only played death match only lagged but surprisingly never crashed)
Minecraft ( never crashed and only subtle lag observed but on multi-player literally crashes if played bed wars or skywars where u need to move too much and I don't need to talk about lag I suppose)
I will wait for 1 more year and then download a custom rom so that the weight of the os on the ram reduces( one ui I slightly heavy on ram due to too Many features and services)

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2021If you have a laptop and a smartphone you don't need a... moreUnless the tablet combined with pen. If youre like me, note taking with tablet is a bless.

  • Roxy K22

Last year we purchased 2 Samsung galaxy tab a 10.1 because of Zoom classes from school. It was a forced decision so kids can attend school classes online. This year most of people have already purchased their tabs.
Secondly these tabs were heavily underpowered and with only 2GB ram. It was loot but in normal circumstances no one will invest their money in to these tabs.

With Android 12L coming in near future, hopefully app developers will optimize their apps to run on android tablets and chromebooks. I'd always pick a chromebook over an Android tablet, but sadly the high end chromebook market is ruled by Intel chips. Waiting for Mediatek to launch their flagship chromebook processor; it'll be a market changer.

sq2013, 02 Nov 2021Apple's market share is 36℅. Android is over 50 percen... moreAgree with everything you said except that iOS is less complex/easy to use.
Android is extremely simple and unlike iOS, people don't have to jump through multiple steps to get basic things to work.

This "iOS being simple to use compared to Android" lie is well past its expiration date now.
Android can allow complexity to exist for the advanced users without taking anything away from the basic user who can't be bothered with all that.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2021If you have a laptop and a smartphone you don't need a... moreI have a laptop and a smartphone but I find my iPad more useful than both.

  • Amm

Of course Apple is winning, they make small tablets with good specs and LTE support. Everyone else focuses on 10+ inch tablets and pretends that tall 6+ inch phones can actually compete with 7-8 tablets at consuming 16:9 content.

  • sq2013

-Trix-, 02 Nov 2021Great quarter for iPad as always, iPad started the tablet m... moreApple's market share is 36℅. Android is over 50 percent. You're not really correct. But why let the truth get in the way of a little propaganda? Whether an iPad is better is subjective. Personally, I feel like it is but the question for most customers - but not all - is what represents the best value, that is, the performance in relation to what is paid. Apple suffer in that regard. For people to whom money is no object, iPads are great but you can get android tablets that do 90 percent of what an apple iPad does, 90 percent as well, but for under 200 euros. IPads are great for rich people, less tech savvy people (iOS is less complex and easy to understand) or people who don't mind having Contracts for two to three years. The iPad pro 12.9 inch is unbelievable. But you could buy a kidney for less and basically for all the power it has, ninety percent of users will never use even 50 percent of that power. So you're paying for the status and the potential of the device as opposed to something that simply fulfils your needs.

  • sq2013

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2021In coming few years perhaps the Flip will arrive at $800, t... moreOn what basis are you saying a 1200 euros device is going to become cheaper than what a galaxy S21 costs now? How are they possibly going to cut back the price by over 30 percent? You're dreaming. They have a 200℅ minimum markup on final price versus cost per unit (bill of materials, R&D, labour costs and marketing) for virtually every device they sell.

Great quarter for iPad as always, iPad started the tablet market from scratch and in all these years no-one have got even close. With tablets the apps experience and optimized apps for the big screen is so important and android is very far behind in that.

It's still pretty much tablet market=iPad market

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2021In coming few years perhaps the Flip will arrive at $800, t... moreTrue man!!!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2021It's already happening now. Guys like Mr.mobile and ot... moreYes...

  • Anonymous

If you have a laptop and a smartphone you don't need a tablet at all. If you count foldables it is a double proof.

  • Anonymous

In coming few years perhaps the Flip will arrive at $800, thereby butchering the iPhones before they hit the market in September

  • Anonymous

Wow Apple, what a market Domination.

Anyways I am not iOS user, would like an OLED tablet.

  • Anonymous

The Flip, 02 Nov 2021Galaxy Z Fold series should start eating into the tablet ma... moreIt's already happening now. Guys like Mr.mobile and others have already ditched their tablet for the Z Fold 3

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2021Yeah the pad 5 wifi version isn't exactly cheap. Cost ... moreMI pad 5 pro only cost 100 euros more than the regular one and it has 5g support

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Nov 2021Yeah the pad 5 wifi version isn't exactly cheap. Cost ... moreBuy the Mi pad 5 pro then

Galaxy Z Fold series should start eating into the tablet market. There is no point getting a dedicated tablet with a smartphone that can open into a tablet and has Dex. I want the Surface Duo series to succeed but it's Microsoft. Duo is even more niche than Pixel.

Fold looks more practical than Oppo's rollable phone. The rollable increases by half an inch? How useless is that? It's already a large phone but can go slightly bigger? And getting stuck or the motor not working is going to be a problem. It does eliminate the crease.