According to numbers released on June 21 by Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 15 million units in the second quarter of 2011.

Apple remained in first position with 61 percent share — down from 94 percent a year earlier.

Tablets running Android, moved rapidly to 30 percent operating system share from 3 percent in the year-ago second quarter.

Microsoft? … well Windows 7 tablet share grew from zero percent in Q2 2010, to 4.6 percent in Q2 2011.

Don’t read too much into the numbers though – Microsoft’s real entry into this fight will be with Windows 8 next year. the adoption rate for THAT tablet will be the true test of Microsoft’s muscle in the tablet space..

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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