Apple remains the leader with a 34.9 percent market share, followed by Samsung, Huawei, and Lenovo.
Samsung slipped to the third place as its shipments declined by 17 percent year-over-year (YoY) and 22.1 percent from the previous quarter
Over 80 per cent of its shipments were driven by specific commercial projects delivered to government, education and large enterprises.
The sales of tablet PCs in India declined 16 percent year-on-year to around 7.6 lakh units in the January-March 2017 quarter.
Tech2 speaks to analysts as we try to demystify some trends in the tablet market.
In the first quarter of 2016, tablet shipments worldwide saw a decline of 14.7 percent with 39.6 million units shipped.
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From 2015, Windows is expected to grow faster than iOS, as the PC market stabilizes and the challenge for the next iPhone to find significant growth becomes greater, narrowing the gap between the two operating systems.
A new IDC report suggests that the tablet market has taken a beating this year and the reigning iPad will also beat the brunt.
Android further consolidated its global market share, reaching an all-time high of 72 percent share of the tablet market, according to preliminary data of Strategy Analytics.
As iPads continue to rule the tablet market, Intel expected to face steep losses with cheap Android tablets.
Despite a continued shipment decline for its iPad product line, Apple maintained its lead in the worldwide tablet market, shipping 12.3 million units in the third quarter.
The global tablet market is now expected to grow 6.5 percent year-over-year, which is well below the 12.1 percent growth rate previously forecasted.
Until recently, Apple, and to a lesser extent Samsung, have been sitting at the top of the market, but now we are seeing growth amongst the smaller vendors and a levelling of shares across more vendors, according to IDC.
According to the report Android captured 62 percent of the tablet market, but Apple is still the top vendor on the list.
The latest forecast update of the Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker estimates tablet shipments to be upwards of 350 million by the end of 2017.