Google has sold 12 million tablets in 2012, Android chief says
Google's Android™ chief Andy Rubin believes that 2012 could be the year his company finally makes some huge strides in the tablet computer market and even proves competitive with industry leader Apple®.
Speaking to reporters at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Rubin says that 12 million Android tablets have been sold so far in 2012. Yet this does not appear to be good enough for Rubin, who asserts that the sales are "less than I'd expect it to be if you really want to win," reports technology news provider the Verge.
Rubin adds that "2012 is going to be the year that we double down and make sure we're winning in that space." According to the Verge, Rubin hopes to achieve this by providing people with a greater understanding of what Android can offer the tablet market. Though the operating system is wildly popular on smartphones, the success has not yet translated to the tablet market.
Android’s standing in the tablet market may already be turning around, however, as the end of 2011 proved very successful for these devices. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Android captured 39 percent of the tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2011 -- which could be a sign of things to come.