“Apple’s dominance of the tablet market may be on the wan, as Android-based tablets are said to make up nearly half the market,” Electronista reports.

“This according to a Pew poll out recently showing that, among US tablet owners, 48 percent own a tablet running some version of Google’s Android operating system,” Electronista reports. “Between July 16 and August 7 of this year, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism asked 1,096 US adults about their tablets. Among tablet owners, 52 percent said they owned an Apple iPad. Twenty-one percent of respondents said they owned a Kindle Fire from Amazon. The rest of Android’s 48 percent share was made up of an assortment of other manufacturers, with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab the next largest contender at eight percent.”

Electronista reports, “The survey was conducted before the introduction of Google’s Nexus 7 or Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD, both of which have reportedly been seeing brisk sales. The numbers from this newest poll show a considerable reversal from last year, which found Apple with an 81 percent share of the tablet market, compared to 15 percent for Android and four percent for other manufacturers.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Pew poll, indeed.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Joe Architect" for the heads up.]