IDC issued a new tablet market forecast report. The research company sees a dramatic increase in Android based tablets and also a larget overall tablet market in 2013. Apple's market share is supposed to drop from 51% to 46% in 2013.
Android is going to lead in the tablet wars with 48.8%. Windows tablets are supposed to reach a market share of 2.8%. The world-wide tablet market is supposed to be 190.9m units in 2013. Most of the tablets sold are below 8-inch models.
Over the next 5 years IDC predicts that Android and iOS stay at around 45% each leaving not much room for Microsoft and others.