With the range of Android tablets Samsung has already shipped to market and the latest round of new tablets, it is no wonder that Samsung is the largest Android tablet maker. IDC said Samsung shipped 14.5 million tablets in the fourth quarter of 2013, grabbing an 18.8 percent market share, second only to Apple's 33.8 percent share in shipping 26 million iPads running iOS.
The next biggest tablet maker is Amazon.com, shipping 5.8 million Android core tablets for its Kindle Fire line and making up 7.6 percent of the market. After Amazon, Asus shipped 3.9 million Android or Windows 8 tablets for 5.1 percent of the market, while Lenovo shipped 3.4 million tablets running Android or Windows 8 for 4.4 percent of the market.
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