The Gartner Group is predicting that Microsoft will control only four percent of the worldwide tablet market in 2012 and only 11% 4 years later.
This indicates that Microsoft will trail Apple and Google as a distant third player in the space for some time to come.
Here’s the Gartner tablet chart:
Gartner tablet predictions
The numbers just don’t look good.
What’s more interesting is the fact that Gartner see Google Android almost catching up to Apple in the future.
By 2016, they are predicting that Apple will be ahead of Android in terms of units only by about 32,000.
Source: Mary Jo Foley, TechCrunch