Research Director Roberta Cozza, citing a release, said, “In 2013, tablets became a mainstream phenomenon with a vast choice of Android-based tablets being within the budget of mainstream consumers while still offering adequate specifications.”

Sales of these Google-powered tablets jumped to 61.9 percent last year from 45.8 percent in 2012, said the report. The report further claimed that Apple continued to be the undisputed champion as far as high-ended tablets were concerned, where as budget tablet enthusiasts preferred Android.

Though Apple retained its position as the top tablet maker, Samsung gained the second spot with 37.4 million in sales.

(JPN)