While there were a few bright spots, the Android tablet market continued to constrict in the last quarter of 2016 according to Strategy Analytics. The site Q4 2016 report is out and with it, you see that overall, Android tablet sales dropped by 10% year-over-year with Samsung seeing a 10% drop themselves year-over-year. Interestingly, relatively new comer Huawei saw a 49% increase in growth over last year as they made their first significant efforts in the tablet space in 2016. It seems to have paid off – at least for now. Amazon also enjoyed a nice growth rate of 21% thanks to their Fire lineup of Android-powered tablets.
The news on tablet sales didn’t just impact Android. Apple saw a 19% drop in iPad sales year-over-year in Q4 2016.