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The global tablet market is not exactly thriving, but detachable tablets are doing well, and they will continue to grow, according to the IDC's research and projections.
Just as expected, worldwide tablet shipments are down again after a surprisingly solid holiday quarter, looking at yet another big drop in Q2 2018.
There's no recovery in sight for worldwide tablet shipments, based on IDC's latest research, even though the leading OEMs aren't doing so bad.
Q2 2017 tablet sales were down 3.4 percent year over year globally, despite big gains reported by three of the world's top five vendors.
Apple is still the uncontested leader of worldwide tablet sales, even as iPads take a big dive from 10.3 to 8.9 million units YoY in Q1 2017.
Apple is still the world's number one tablet vendor, followed by Samsung, then Amazon, which was the biggest Q3 2016 grower.
Global tablet sales remain on a steep downward trajectory, with Android their OS champion, and Apple at the top of the manufacturer ranks in Q2 2016.