Android Tablets Prove Themselves Against iPad / iPad 2

The world of tablets is ever increasing, and for many, when we think about the tablet we tend to relate it to the Apple iPad. But judging by the number of devices making their way onto the market, we may find ourselves in a position where we have too many to choose from by the end of this year. Another big contender to the iPad is that of the Android, for instance, take the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Today, whilst Mashable looked into the latest figures from market research firm “Strategy Analytics,” it seems in actual fact, Android are doing more than ok! Although we may still be waiting for the updated Android 3.0 Honeycomb to make its way to us in the near future, Android tablets have taken a 22% market share in the fourth quarter of last year, which in comparison to the year before, makes good reading, in fact 10 times better than the 2.3% seen.

On looking at the figures on a closer inspection, Steve Jobs and his company Apple, sold 7.3 million iPad units in the last quarter of 2010, equating to 75% of worldwide shipments, which on looking at quarter 3, in fact fell from the 96% mark. Samsung Galaxy Tab on the other hand, has sold 2 million units in quarter 4, which is a fantastic start when you think its a fairly new arrival.

On looking at the recent statistical information, we can applaud Android for all its hard work, and after Google’s event scheduled for Wednesday which is hoped to bring Honeycomb news to us, should Apple be worried, even though the iPad 2 is not too far away?

Tell us your thoughts? Are you an Apple fan or will you be tempted to switch over to an Android tablet?