“A total of 25 million tablets were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2012 as Apple’s iPad increased its market share, accounting for 68 percent of all shipments,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple’s share of the worldwide tablet market was its highest level in almost two years, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics released on Wednesday,” Hughes reports. “Driven by the iPad, global tablet shipments grew 67 percent year over year in the second quarter.”

Hughes reports, “Apple announced on Tuesday that it sold 17 million iPads in the quarter, which represented an 84 percent increase from the same period a year prior. hat gave Apple a 68.3 percent share of all tablets shipped worldwide, more than doubling Android’s 29.3 percent share of shipped devices. Microsoft, which is banking on the launch of Windows 8 later this year to help it make a splash in the tablet space, held just 1.2 percent of the market.”

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