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Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad has continued its reign on top of the tablet market, holding a 42.9 percent share and being the most widely acquired device in the sector in 2012, IDC said. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) followed in the second spot with its Kindle Fire line that made up nearly a quarter of all tablets in use.
Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) accounted for the third-largest share with 7.8 percent, while Samsung (SSNLF.PK) and Acer rounded out the top five with 5.6 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was the key device for the Korean company, while Acer got the most momentum from its Iconia Tab.
Apple’s iPad, meanwhile, not only ranked as the top acquired tablet family in the past year, it also outpaced other tablet families by a significant margin. However, as a platform, Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android also fared well to be the operating system of choice for each of the next four most acquired tablet families…
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