Market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Monday that the 4G tablet segment will make 50% of the market by the end of this year.

According to the “India Quarterly Tablet PC Market Review-1Q7017” report published by CMR,  “the Android-based tablets have already occupied most markets, while Windows-based tablets have seen a steady decline in India.”

DataWind continued its top level with 34 percent market share,whereas iBall was on second with 16 percent market share, followed by Samsung with 15 percent of the shares.

In a statement issued by Menka Kumari, Lead Analyst for Tablet at CRM said “The smartphone market has moved towards 4G, and the segment of tablets will also follow the same trend. The demand for SIM-enabled devices will continue to grow, while Wi-Fi enabled devices will continue to see demand from the student community.”

On 4G and 3G tablets there was a consistent increase of 15 percent and 31 percent in terms of shipped units.

As compared to tablets based on 2G and Wi-Fi observed a sharp decline of 62% and 33%, respectively, compared to the previous quarter.

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