Worldwide tablet shipments declined by 12.3% in the second quarter of 2016. The year-to-year decline is observed since the fourth quarter of 2014.
Despite the fact that the large majority of tablets shipped in the past quarter were Android-based, Apple continues to be the market leader by a significant margin. Even though the company saw its shipments decline from 11 million in the past year to 10 million this year, the gap between Apple and the second largest vendor Samsung actually widened as Samsung saw its shipments drop by almost 25 percent.
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